Connie Zimit Dead At 67
March 13, 2009 at 8:50 AM (PT)
Sometimes sultry, sometimes snappy, sometimes over-the-top Noo Yawk shmoozy, jingle-singer and voice-over artist CONNIE ZIMET promised that COKE was the real thing, that HONDA wants you to be safe and that NORWEGIAN cruises are "as far from the everyday as a ship can take you."'
THE MIAMI HERALD reports that in the end stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- ALS, or LOU GEHRIG's disease -- she contracted bronchitis and died at home in PLANTATION, FL on TUESDAY. She was 67.
ZIMET grew up in INDIANAPOLIS and PITTSBURGH, the daughter of a traveling salesman and a one-time dancer. Her only sibling, a brother, drowned in childhood. She began acting in local productions and summer stock theater at the age of 8, then went to NEW YORK at 17.