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Cal Worthington

Legendary Car Salesman

DEAD AT 92

9/9/2013 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0909_cal_worthington_article_tmzCal Worthington -- the legendary car dealer who became famous for his "Go see Cal" TV commercials has gone on to that great used car lot in the sky, TMZ has learned.

Worthington -- who had dealerships in Long Beach, CA, Anchorage, Alaska, Phoenix, Houston, Sacramento and other cities -- died Sunday at his ranch in California.

According to his family, Worthington passed away while watching Sunday football. The family didn't say what caused his death.

Worthington Ford in Long Beach immediately paid tribute to their fallen leader with an electronic billboard that read, "Rest In Peace."

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Worthington did commercials for decades, often sharing the screen with animals including his dog Spot. 

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Cal became a celebrity in his own right, attracting paparazzi whenever he went to restaurants.  Part of his fame was his dealerships, but part was also his attraction to young women.

Cal was recently divorced from Anna Mjoll, who's in her 40s.

Cal had 5 kids.

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61.

slam dunk    

Grew up watching your commercials you will missed.

302 days ago
62.

Truth Be Told    

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301 days ago
63.

luckyone    

Wasn't he the used car salesman in Ocean's 11? Bernie Mac say,"they told me to come see ya," and the guy laughs. If it is Cal that would make that scene a bit funnier.

301 days ago
64.

truth    

hes still alive at a california rest home, false reports

267 days ago
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195 days ago
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