American singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), known affectionately as “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” endorses Old Gold in this advertisement, which also publicizes his Old Gold radio show. Musician Axel Stordahl (1912-1963) is also mentioned in the advertisement. Stordahl passed away from cancer of undisclosed type at the age of 50. At the bottom of the ad is a shout-out to comedian Harry “Parkyakarkus” Parke (1904-1958)’s Old Gold show. Parke was struck by a fatal heart attack at the age of 54 after performing a comedy routine at a roast. Aside from this Old Gold radio show, Sinatra additionally co-starred on the Lucky Strike “Your Hit Parade” show form 1943 to 1949. Chesterfield also ran two ad featuring Sinatra in 1957 and 1958. Clearly he got around when it came to cigarette endorsements. Sinatra passed away after suffering from two heart attacks, though the official cause of death was reported to be complications from senility, heart and kidney disease, and bladder cancer.
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