Arthur Anderson, original voice of Lucky Charms mascot, dies at 93

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) — Arthur Anderson, radio, film and television actor and original voice of Lucky the Leprechaun, has died. He was 93.

The American celebrity helped bring the Lucky Charms mascot to life between 1963 and 1992, singing the cereal’s catchphrase “they’re magically delicious.”

He died at his New York home Saturday, a friend confirmed to The New York Times.

In 2005, Anderson discussed his career with ABC, saying playing Lucky was “fun,” and “Hardly a day goes by when somebody doesn’t ask me to sing the Lucky Charms jingle, and I’m proud of that.”

The actor had been in show business since was a child, having landed a role in the radio show Tony and Gus at age 12 in 1935. He went on to appear on Broadway, in television shows like Car 54, Where Are you? and Law & Order and movies like Midnight Cowboy and Zelig.

Anderson published two memoirs and was a regular attendee at the annual conventions of Friends of Old Time Radio.

“The Friends of Old Time Radio are saddened to report the passing of most frequent special guest Arthur Anderson,” Sean Dougherty, an organizer of such conventions, tweeted over the weekend.

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