Richard Trentlage, Oscar Mayer Jingle Composer, Dies at 87

Richard D. Trentlage, the composer behind such famous advertising jingles as “The Oscar Mayer Wiener Song,” died earlier this month at the age of 87.

Trentlage’s daughter Linda Bruun confirmed to the New York Times that her father passed away on Sept. 21 at a hospital in Libertyville, Illinois due to congestive heart failure.

Throughout his decades-long career in advertising, Trentlage worked for agencies McCann-Erickson and D’Arcy before going on to found his own Wisconsin-based...


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