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Philip CareyGranny Goose - To cash in on the 1960s spy mania, the Granny Goose Potato Chip Company hired rugged veteran actor Philip Carey to star in a series of secret agent styled commercials advertising their product line. His main assignment in each TV spot was rescuing a beautiful woman caught in the middle of treacherous situations. Just as it seemed the heroine was a goner, in popped our hero with the silly line "You may not believe this...but my name is Granny Goose." Then in the midst of all this confusion, he'd offer his new acquaintance a Granny Goose potato chip.

The commercials, produced regionally for the Southern California market, placed the Granny Goose character up against such villains as Nazi interrogators, Mexican banditos; and spies in machine-gun equipped helicopters. Of course, Granny Goose always came through with the goods, namely tasty potato chips.

1940s Granny Goose Package

TRIVIA NOTE: The Granny Goose Potato Chips company was founded in 1946 by Matthew Barr, the owner of Oakland-based Barr Foods. The founder's young granddaughter named the company. It's mascot is a white goose with a blue bonnet. Barr sold the company in 1948 to a group of investors. In January 1966, Granny Goose Foods, Inc. sold to De Monte Corporation. In 2004, the company (formerly a subsidiary of Sunshine Foods) closed its Oakland, California plant on April 22, 2000 and consolidated its operations to Kaysville, Utah. The musical group The Arrows made a song called "Granny Goose" (Capitol 72287). See also - VEGETABLES: "Potato Chips"

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