Cal Worthington Dies At 92; Famed Car Dealer/Pitchman Did Radio In 1950s
September 9, 2013 at 2:05 PM (PT)
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA car dealer and media personality CAL WORTHINGTON died SUNDAY at his home near ORLAND, CA at 92, according to the LOS ANGELES TIMES.
Best known for his long-running television commercials for his car dealerships (for years, including various exotic animals billed as "my dog Spot" and the "Go See CAL" jingle), WORTHINGTON was a radio personality on Country KXLA-A/PASADENA (now RADIO DISNEY's KDIS-A) in the 1950s; he also bought time on independent KTLA (TV) for a Country show. At his peak, he owned car dealerships and real estate in many states, including ALASKA, ARIZONA, NEVADA, WASHINGTON, and TEXAS, and retained dealerships in LONG BEACH, CARLSBAD, CA, and ANCHORAGE at the time of his passing.