AMONG TOP TV ADS OF THE 20th CENTURY!

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Voice actor Dick Beals with a statue of “Speedy”

Dr. Medicine Company, makers of Aka-Seltzer, introduced the
"Speedy" character in 1951. He was originally conceived by
Creative Director George Pal of the Wade Ad Agency and
designed by illustrator Wally Wood. Originally named Sparky,
the name was changed to Speedy to align with that year’s
promotional theme, "Speedy Relief." He appeared in over
200 TV commercials between 1954 and 1964, voiced by
Dick Beals (shown above).

ALKA SELTZER 1959 
1959

posted by Bob Karm in CLASSIC ADS,DEBUT,Food/Drink,HISTORY,MAGAZINES,MUSIC,Novelty,TV commercial and have Comment (1)

One Response to “AMONG TOP TV ADS OF THE 20th CENTURY!”

  1. Joe Cook says:

    J. Cool here and instead of me writting for about a week on Richard;s carrear, just go to the website below and read about this amazing man’s accomplishments in over 70 years in the voice biz!

    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/31/local/la-me-dick-beals-20120601

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