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Thu Jan 15, 2015, 01:42 PM

 

Darrell Winfield, the real Marlboro Man, dies at 85

Best known as the rugged cowboy who starred in the Marlboro Man cigarette advertisements, Darrell Winfield died Monday at home in Wyoming at age 85.

Though some of the Marlboro Men in the famous cigarette advertisements launched in the 1950s were actors, Winfield was the real thing.

Winfield was working at a Wyoming ranch in 1968 when Leo Burnett/Philip Morris Advertising came looking for real cowboys to feature in the campaign, according to his local obituary.

He often wore his own clothes and provided many of the animals in the photo shoots.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/15/entertainment/feat-marlboro-man-darrell-winfield-obit/index.html

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JimDandy Jan 2015 #1

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Thu Jan 15, 2015, 02:29 PM

1. Hmmm... family didn't release what he died of

Well, even if he died of cancer or some other smoking related disease, he certainly lived longer than the average man.

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