The Pillsbury Company was founded in 1872 by Charles Alfred Pillsbury and his uncle John Sargent Pillsbury.
General Mills bought The Pillsbury Company in 1970.
Poppin' Fresh The Pillsbury Doughboy was created in 1965. The doughboy endures as an American advertising icon and is the face of many Pillsbury products.
Poppin' Fresh grew a family in the early 1970s with the additions of Poppie Fresh, GrandPopper, GranMommer, Biscuit the cat, and Flapjack the dog.
The Pillsbury Doughboy was obviously the inspiration for the the Stay-Puft creature in the Ghostbusters movie starring Dan Ankroyd and Sigourney Weaver.
The term doughboy was first popularly used to refer to American military troops in World War I. The term probably dates back to at least the Civil War.
The Pillsbury Doughboy's name is Poppin' Fresh.
The Pillsbury Doughboy was introduced in 1965.