Persuasive TV salesman of affordable auto paint jobs.
He developed the unconventional idea of one-day service, which led to high employee turnovers and his name being made a national joke.
He was the company's national spokesperson, and his slogan, "I'm Earl Scheib, and I'll paint any car, any color for $29.95. No ups, no extras," became part of the national parlance.
He grew up in Los Angeles with his parents. He dreamed of becoming a painter.
He was a famous Californian entrepreneur similar to Mary Kay Ash.