Charles Herbert obituary

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Charles Herbert obituary - Original 'Marlboro man' dies of stroke at 85 By...
Original 'Marlboro man' dies of stroke at 85 By TOM LASSITER Staff Writer Charles Herbert didn't smoke cigarettes cigarettes and he was more likely to be found on the golf course than on horseback. horseback. He was a carpenter by trade. Still, millions knew him as the ruggedly ruggedly handsome cowboy figure, pictured pictured with his head bowed against the elements, a cigarette cupped in one hand. Charles Herbert, who died of a stroke on Tuesday at Broward General Medical Medical Center at age 85, was the original ifiui imwi v man,.,, "He tolerated it, but he thought it was a bit silly," Douglas Tramell said of his grandfather's work as the Marlboro man. "He said they'd spend three minutes minutes doing makeup on his face, and then three hours painting an anchor tattoo tattoo on his hand." Herbert, a resident of Broward County County since 1958, was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., and later moved to Greenwich, Greenwich, Conn. There he started his own business, custom building homes. And it was there that he was discovered in 1957 by an advertising agency. , Som lady walking through the, woods took a picture of him working on a scaffold," Tramell, a resident of Coral Springs, said. "She came back two weeks later and asked him to do modeling." In addition to the Marlboro advertisements, advertisements, which he did for eight years, Herbert appeared in various clothing advertisements and in ads for F.A.O. Schwaarz toy store in New York City. After Herbert moved to Broward, he commuted to New York City to do the modeling work. Over the years, he lived in Tamarac, Wilton Manors and was residing residing in Fort Lauderdale at the time of , his death. In addition to his grandson, survivors include two daughters, Rhoda Lacey of Davenport and Corrine Herbert of Del-ray Del-ray Del-ray Beach; another grandson, Kenneth Tramell of Lancaster, Pa.; two granddaughters, granddaughters, Pamela Strong and Dcbra Strong, both of Roswell, Ga.; and nine great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today today at Kraeer Margate Funeral Home.l N. State Road 7, Margate. A graveside service is planned for 1:45 p.m. on Thursday at the Broward Memorial Gardens at Star of David Cemetery.--- Cemetery.--- Cemetery.--- Cemetery.--- rr

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  1. South Florida Sun Sentinel,
  2. 13 Mar 1991, Wed,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 17

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