Clara Peller On This Day 

On This Day in 1984 – Clara Peller was first seen by TV viewers.

On this day in 1984, viewers were first introduced to the iconic Clara Peller when she made her debut on a commercial for Wendy’s. A cranky 80-year-old widow wearing curlers and a hairnet, Clara famously asked of the competition’s hamburger patty, “Where’s the beef?” The campaign was an instant sensation and brought unprecedented success to Wendy’s. Clara made several more appearances for Wendy’s over the course of 1985 but it wasn’t until her now-legendary catchphrase caught wind that she rose to fame. When asked about her sudden rise in popularity,…

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