Forrest Mars Sr.

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Birthday
21, 1904
Birthplace
Wadena, MN
Death Date
Jul 1, 1999 (95)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1904
Birthplace
Wadena, MN
Death Date
Jul 1, 1999 (95)

About

Turned the Mars candy empire into an international force, introducing M&Ms and the Mars bar. He also popularized Uncle Ben's Rice.

Before Fame

He graduated from Yale University in 1928 with an industrial engineering degree.

Trivia

His candies were sold in over 100 countries worldwide.

Family Life

He was the son of Frank Mars and Ethel Mars, but rarely saw his father after his parents divorced. He had four children named Jacqueline, Forrest Jr., John and John Franklyn.

Associated With

His company's ad campaigns often featured celebrities, including the voice of Vanessa Williams in one campaign.