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Willard Scott

American actor

Willard Herman Scott, Jr. (born March 7, 1934) is an American weather presenter, author, television personality, clown, comedian, radio personality and occasional actor. He is best known for creating and originally playing Ronald McDonald in the McDonald's commercials.[1] He was on The Today Show for many years.

Willard Scott
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Scott in 1990
Born
Willard Herman Scott, Jr.

(1934-03-07) March 7, 1934 (age 85)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationWeather presenter, author, television personality, clown, comedian, radio personality, actor
Years active1950–2015
Notable work
Weatherman for the Today show
Portrayer of Ronald McDonald in the original McDonald's commercials
Spouse(s)
Mary Dwyer Scott
(m. 1959; died 2002)

Paris Keena (m. 2014)
Children2
FamilyJohn (grandson)

WritingsEdit

Scott has published several fiction and non-fiction books:

  • The Joy of Living
  • Down Home Stories
  • Willard Scott’s All-American Cookbook
  • America Is My Neighborhood
  • The Older the Fiddle, the Better the Tune
  • If I Knew It Was Going To Be This Much Fun, I Would Have Become A Grandparent First

He has also co-authored two books with Bill Crider:

  • Murder Under Blue Skies
  • Murder in the Mist

ReferencesEdit

  1. Willard Scott, The Joy of Living. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1982 (ISBN 0-698-11130-3).

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