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Mr. Clean Actor Dies at 92

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The actor who played Mr. Clean, House Peters, died from pneumonia at 92 last night at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital here in Los Angeles. House, who became famous for his Mr. Clean role for the household cleaner commercials for Proctor & Gamble's products also appeared in character actor roles--usually as a villain--in various movies including "Perry Mason," "Gunsmoke," "The Twilight Zone" and "Lassie." Peters was born in 1916 in New Rochelle, NY.