The authentic Marlboro Man died this week at his Colorado Springs ranch at the ripe former age of 90 — seemingly consequently of he by no system in point of fact smoked cigarettes.
Bob Norris became as soon as an actor, rancher and pa who played the feature of a smoking cowboy on billboards, TV and the pages of magazines for 12 years.
Ad execs first tracked the rugged Colorado native down at his 63,000-acre Tee Snide Ranches in Pueblo, after seeing a photograph of him in a newspaper, alongside his longtime unbiased appropriate friend John Wayne, his son, Bobby, urged WKYT in Colorado Springs.
Bob Norris (pictured) became as soon as an actor, rancher, and pa who played the feature of a smoking cowboy on Marlboro billboards.
“They walked out of their automobile, these guys of their pinstripe matches, and they walked as a lot as Dad and they stated, ‘How would you adore to be in commercials for Marlboro cigarettes?” the son urged the discipline.
“He stated, ‘Successfully, I’m roughly busy correct now. Why don’t you attain next week and while you occur to’re basic, we’ll talk about.’ They came serve the subsequent week.”
Norris stop the industry with out note — after realizing he became as soon as environment a unsuitable instance for his two daughters and two sons.
“He always urged us younger folks, ‘I don’t ever are seeking to peek you smoking,’ so one amongst us at final asked, ‘Whilst you don’t desire us smoking, why are you doing cigarette commercials,” Bobby stated.
Norris died this week at his Colorado Springs ranch at the ripe former age of 90.
That related day, Norris known as up Phillip Morris, which owned the Marlboro tag — and he stop.
This story originally regarded in the Contemporary York Post.