Mickey Spillane’s 100th Birthday: Did You Know?

Mickey played his character Mike Hammer in the movie THE GIRL HUNTERS

Mickey played his character Mike Hammer in the movie THE GIRL HUNTERS

In July 2011 part of highway past Murrells Inlet on U.S. 17 Business was renamed the Mickey Spillane Waterfront 17 Highway.

In July 2011 part of highway past Murrells Inlet on U.S. 17 Business was renamed the Mickey Spillane Waterfront 17 Highway.

Mickey was a spokesman for Miller Lite for 18 years. He made over 100 commercials both for TV and radio. He would actually come here to Milwaukee and record the radio spots over a period of a few days. I’ve met the sound tech who recorded them and he said Mickey was always a lot of fun and that “The Blonde” (Lee Meredith) was actually really smart and funny. Miller treated him like a king when he was here.

Ad from program book for Bouchercon 12 held in Milwaukee where Mickey was a guest of honor