You’ve seen his commercials hundreds of times. Empire Carpet spokesman Elmer Lynn Hauldren — the most famous carpet spokesperson of all time — has died at age 89. You may know Elmer from decades of Empire commercials … you know, the ones that feature that super-catchy jingle … 800-588-2300 … EMPIRE (today!).
Elmer — a decorated WW2 vet — became the company spokesperson back in the ’70s … and appeared in a ton of ads. In recent years, the company switched to an animated version of Elmer — but the spots still feature Elmer’s voice.
Heck of a run Mr Hauldren!