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Lucky the Leprechaun voice actor dies in NY at age 93

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The actor who gave a sprightly voice to cereal mascot Lucky the Leprechaun in TV commercials for three decades has died in New York. Arthur Anderson was 93.

Anderson stopped singing that Lucky Charms are "magically delicious" in 1992. He said he was constantly stopped in public and asked to sing the tagline, but noted that he never got any free Lucky Charms himself.

Before taking on the role of Lucky, Anderson started in the theater at the age of 10 and later on to radio shows. He also appeared on Broadway with Orson Welles in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," in the movies "Midnight Cowboy" and Woody Allen's "Zelig," and on TV's "Law & Order."

Anderson's friend, actor Craig Wichman, says he died Saturday in Manhattan.