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Billy Mays
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Television Pitchman
William Darrell Mays, Jr.

July 20, 1958(1958-07-20)[1]
Died June 28, 2009(2009-06-28) (aged 50)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Other names Billy Mays
Occupation Television direct-response advertisement salesman
Years active 1993–2009
Home town McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s) Dolores "Dee Dee" Mays[2]
Deborah Mays[2]
Children Billy Mays III
Elizabeth Mays
Parent(s) Billy Mays, Sr.
Joyce Palm

William Darrell "Billy" Mays, Jr. (July 20, 1958 – June 28, 2009)[3] was an American television direct-response advertisement salesperson most well known for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo, and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products.

His distinctive beard and loud sales pitches made him a recognized television presence all over the world.

He starred in his own TV show called Pitchmen with his friend and co-worker Anthony Sullivan. The show was on for one season before his sudden death.

Mays died on June 28, 2009 from complications of heart disease.[4] He was 50.[3]


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