Philly Commercial Voice Melvin Alpern Dies
July 24, 2009 at 4:55 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime PHILADELPHIA radio and television commercial actor and voiceover artist MELVIN ALPERN, who died MONDAY of heart failure in FRISCO, TX at 85. The PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER reports that ALPERN, a resident of RADNOR, PA, became ill while visiting family in TEXAS in OCTOBER and had remained there since.
ALPERN went into advertising with his own firm in the mid-1960s after working at WQXR-A-F/NEW YORK and the old NBC-owned WRCV-A (now KYW-A)/PHILADELPHIA. He was best known for his appearances in TV commercials for the old SILO appliance and stereo chain and countless other radio and TV spots.