Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Marlboro Man Winfield dies at 85

Darrell Winfield, o ne of the last of the Marlboro Men, has died in Wyoming.

Winfield, 85, died on Monday at his home in Riverton, Davis Funeral Home said.

The Marlboro Man was a macho cowboy whose image in advertising from the 1950s to the late 1990s made filtered cigarettes more appealing to men. Previously Marlboros were marketed to women.

Winfield's rugged good looks made him the face of Marlboro cigarettes in magazine and television ads from the 1960s to the late 1980s.

The Leo Burnett ad agency discovered Winfield in 1968 while he was working on the Quarter Circle 5 Ranch in western Wyoming.

Winfield, born in Little Kansas, Oklahoma, is survived by his wife, son, five daughters and several grandchildren.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph