Another of the iconic actors seen in vintage TV commercials, Dick Wilson--Mr. Whipple of the "please don't squeeze the Charmin" toilet paper ads--passed away recently.
Here's a link to an obituary article:
A sad sidebar to the mention of Wilson's 1999 comeback as Mr. Whipple: Wilson joined the Screen Actors Guild commercials strike against commercial producers/ad agencies in 2000. No more Mr. Whipple commercials were made. Instead, Charmin introduced the animated "bear family" ad series--a campaign which lasts to this day.