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Peters (House) papers
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Description
Actor House Peters, Jr., was the son of actors House Peters and Mae King Peters. The collection consists of two scrapbooks and an autobiographical book about Peters, Jr.
Background
House Peters, Jr. was born in 1916 in New Rochelle, NY to silent film actor House Peters and actress Mae King Peters. He grew up in Beverly Hills, California, studying drama at Beverly Hills High School. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps. Peters was known for his supporting work as an actor in both film and television, appearing alongside Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. He appeared in the films The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Dakota Kid, and Rebel Without a Cause as well as in the television series Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, and Lassie. He was best known for being the first actor to play Mr. Clean in a series of television commercials that ran throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s. After his retirement in the late 1960s, he published an autobiography titled Another Side of Hollywood: An Autobiography. Peters died October 1, 2008, in Woodland Hills, CA.
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.