Elmer "Len" Dresslar Jr.
the voice of the Jolly Green Giant
November 12, 2005
October 10, 2011
Claim to fame:
Dresslar was an entertainer and singer for nearly six decades. But his voice rang through millions of households when he sang the simple refrain, Ho, Ho, Ho in an ad jingle for Green Giant Foods.
Where are they now?
He recorded 15 albums with The Singers Unlimited jazz group and appeared on the CBS television show In Town Tonight from 1955 to 1960.
He and his wife, Dorothy, retired to Palm Springs in 1991.
He periodically re-recorded the "Ho, Ho, Ho" for Jolly Green Giant commercials, most recently about 10 years ago.
Dresslar died Oct. 16, 2005 of cancer.