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Johnny Roventini
Birth: 1910, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1998
Suffern
Rockland County
New York, USA

Advertising Icon. In 1933, 22 year old Johnny Roventini was being promoted as "the smallest bellboy in the world" (as he only stood 48 inches tall) by the Hotel New Yorker. He met advertising man Milton Biow, who gave him a dollar to "locate Philip Morris." Not knowing that Philip Morris was a cigarette, he walked through the hotel, shouting "Call for Philip Mor-rees." Thus began a career with a lifetime contract. He always appeared in his short jacketed bellboy outfit, and was the company's "living trademark." He was heard on live radio programs on on some of the most watched television shows of the 1950s and 1960s, such as "I Love Lucy" and "Candid Camera." He never married, and lived with his mother until her death in the 1960s. (bio by: Ginny M) 
 
Burial:
Saint Charles Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ginny M
Record added: Mar 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34978755
Johnny Roventini
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Johnny Roventini
Added by: Ginny M
 
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