1923 - 2007 (83 years)
||Cadden, Thomas Scott  |
||2 Dec 1923
||Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, USA 
||2 Nov 2007
||Glenview, Cook, Illinois, USA 
||Sackett | Descendants of John Sackett the Colonist
||26 Nov 2013 |
||Cadden, John LeRoy, b. 31 Mar 1891, Benton, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, USA , d. 24 Feb 1954, Rosiclare, Hardin, Illinois, USA (Age 62 years) |
||Scott, Estelle Norma, b. 27 Feb 1893, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, USA , d. 29 Oct 1976, Des Plaines, Cook County, Illinois, USA (Age 83 years) |
||3 children |
| ||1. Cadden, John Robert, b. 15 May 1920, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA , d. 11 Dec 2010, Los Altos, Santa Clara County, California, USA (Age 90 years)|
| ||2. Cadden, Thomas Scott, b. 2 Dec 1923, Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, USA , d. 2 Nov 2007, Glenview, Cook, Illinois, USA (Age 83 years)|
| ||3. Cadden, William Joseph, b. 8 Nov 1926, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA , d. 8 Dec 1986, Kingston, Ulster, New York, USA (Age 60 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Find A Grave Memorial
Thomas Scott Cadden
Birth: Dec. 2, 1923; Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 2007; Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Thomas Scott Cadden (December 2, 1923 \endash November 2, 2007) was a pioneering television commercial producer, director, writer, and song writer during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He is best known for composing the famous Mr. Clean advertising jingle written in 1957 for use with the product's introduction in 1958. He produced, directed and wrote the Mr. Clean commercials until the 1970s. The Mr. Clean jingle is still used today in a more contemporary arrangement.
Other Cadden highlights were commercials written for Curad adhesive bandages, Pringles potato snacks, Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo, and Alka Seltzer, and scores of other commercials and jingles. Cadden was a part of a Chicago trio of jingle writers featuring Bill Walker and Dick Marx (father of singer/songwriter Richard Marx).
Cadden was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas, in 1923. He learned to play the piano at a very early age. In 1941 he attended the University of Kansas, but his college was interrupted by military service from 1942 to 1946. Cadden returned to the University to finish his degree in journalism. Cadden was initiated into Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Society in 1977. He was also a very active member of the Kansas Alpha Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in Lawrence, Kansas. Cadden retired from advertising in the 1980s and wrote What a Bunch of Characters, a book on fifty film actors. In the 1990s and early 2000s Cadden would make special appearances as a guest of Procter & Gamble during Mr. Clean advertising promotions. Thomas Scott Cadden passed in Glenview, Illinois, of complications from pneumonia.
John LeRoy Cadden (1891 - 1954)
Estelle Norma Scott Cadden (1893 - 1976)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Tim C
Record added: Aug 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116188578
Photograph added by: Tim C
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