Franklin Clarence Mars

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Birthday
24, 1883
Birthplace
Hancock, MN
Death Date
Apr 8, 1934 (50)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1883
Birthplace
Hancock, MN
Death Date
Apr 8, 1934 (50)

About

Founder of the Mar-O-Bar chocolate candy company, better known as Mars, Inc.

Before Fame

He learned how to make fudge and peanut brittle from his mother and by 19 years of age began selling his first candies to local stores.

Trivia

His first popular confection, the Milky Way candy bar, was crafted to combine the tastes of milk and chocolate. It was followed up by the introduction of Snickers, which was named after a beloved family horse.

Family Life

His son Forrest Mars invented M&M candies and famously turned down their use in the movie E.T., which was directed by Steven Spielberg.

Associated With

His contemporary and rival Russell Stover created another popular line of chocolate candies.