turned commercial actress
Peller became a national sensation
, when she
was featured in a campaign for the Wendy's
Accompanied by two other elderly women, Peller became famous
uttering three words in a loud voice: Where's the beef?. Peller was in her 80's at the time of the commercial and so
deaf that a member of the crew had to sit out of camera
shot and pull her skirt to cue her to say her line.
Peller starred in a number of ads for Wendy's, earning $500,000 dollars. She was dropped by the company by the
end of the year for appearing in a Prego Spaghetti Sauce commercial, claiming to have found the beef.
Peller appeared in two movies of dubious value, Moving Violations and The Stuff. She died in 1987.
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