Sharp-eyed television watchers may be confused about Duke, the dog featured in the humorous ad campaign for Bush’s Baked Beans. A golden retriever named Sam, one of several dogs who played Duke in the company’s television commercials, passed away June 27. He had been suffering from an aggressive cancer.
But as we reported in early July, Sam was only one of numerous dogs who have portrayed Duke in ads, and Sam actually hadn’t appeared in the commercials in years.
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