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    • Barney Schuller

      The "Crying Indian" ad, officially titled "Keep America Beautiful" ad Iron Eyes Cody I remember seeing these ads as a kid I was really touched by it. Littering has been one of my pet peaves ever since. We need to bring back that emphasis. Litter and disrespect for the earth is out of control.

    • Kim

      Iron Eyes Cody. I remember these commercials..... and even though he wasn't really Native American, I thought of him and would never litter! LOL (kg)

    • Karen Alshouse Mattox

      Iron Eyes Cody. As a kid I never wanted to litter and be guilty of making the Indian cry. Yes, yes . . I know now that he was not a Native American - but "his message" has stuck with me to this day. Littering is one of my #1 pet peeves!

    • Debbie Workman Adkins

      Iron Eyes Cody anti-pollution commercials this commercial made me cry every time I seen it~dwa I always felt so sorry for the crying Indian :( ~dwa

    • Sevina Brewington Roseman

      Iron Eyes Cody in Keep America Beautiful Campaign - thanks to Youtube, this commercial still makes me cry.

    • John Eighmey

      Keep American Beautiful campaign featured the actor Iron Eyes Cody in this 1971 advertisement. The campaign began on Earth Day in April of 1971. The imagery became iconic for the environmental movement as attention was shifted from litter to the larger issues of pollution. It was created by the Marstellar advertising agency. Although honored by the Native American community for his work, it appears his ancestry was Italian.

    • Kathy Brown

      Iron Eyes Cody. Do you remember this face or the trash on the mountain he lived? Sad commercial.

    • elizabeth reid

      Iron Eyes Cody in Keep America Beautiful Campaign - man that was effective for an 8 year old!!

    • Lori Milliner

      Iron Eyes Cody is one of the modern Indian imposters, like Elizabeth Warren. His real name was Espera Oscar de Corti, and he was the child of Sicilian immigrants. However, by the time he began to appear in movies and on television he had adopted the persona of a Cherokee/Cree Indian. He appeared in over 200 movies, but it was his role as the "crying Indian" in a Keep America Beautiful PSA that he is most famous for. It was only after his death that he was revealed to be of Italian ancestry.

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