Les Waas, Creator Of Iconic Mister Softee Jingle, Dies At 94 Les Waas, a beloved prankster, wrote the memorable song that drew children to the Mister Softee ice cream truck, among other well-known tunes. He passed away earlier this month, at 94 years old.
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Les Waas, Creator Of Iconic Mister Softee Jingle, Dies At 94

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Les Waas, Creator Of Iconic Mister Softee Jingle, Dies At 94

Les Waas, Creator Of Iconic Mister Softee Jingle, Dies At 94

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LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Lourdes Garcia-Navarro.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MISTER SOFTEE JINGLE")

UNIDENTIFIED CHILD: (Singing) The creamiest, dreamiest soft ice cream you get from Mister Softee.

GARCIA-NAVARRO: Who doesn't remember waiting for the Mister Softee ice cream truck? Yesterday, the writer of that song and other famous jingles, Les Waas, passed away at 94 years old. Besides advertising, Waas was also president of the procrastination club. He said he marked three holidays - National Procrastination Week, National Be Late For Something Day. They're still waiting to create the third. It's MORNING EDITION.

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