Mr. Clean House Peters Jr. Dead at 92

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Recent photo of House Peters Jr., the original "Mr. Clean"

House Peters Jr., the original Mr. Clean in Proctor & Gamble's television commercials for the household cleaner, died of pneumonia Wednesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Los Angeles.

The 92-year-old actor played many supporting roles throughout his career, but became best-known in the 50's and 60's for his role as the hoop earring wearing, muscular bald man known as "Mr. Clean," who took a tough stance on dirt and grime.

Peters also appeared in "Perry Mason," "Gunsmoke," "The Twilight Zone" and "Lassie," and worked with Roy Rogers and Gene Autry on their television shows.

He is survived by his wife, three children and four grandchildren.

More photos of House Peters Jr. and a Mr. Clean commercial from the 1950's below.

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