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First Name
Virginia

Last Name
Feld

Birthday
1920-03-05

Height
64

Birthplace
Stanton, IA USA

Zodiac Sign
Pisces

Died
1996-07-24

Place of Death
Los Angeles, CA USA

Cause of Death
Heart Failure

Ethnicity
White

Claim to Fame
Folger Coffees Mrs. Olson

Nationality
American

Gender
Female

Build
Slim

Hair Color
Blonde

Full Name at Birth
Virginia Christine Kraft

Age
76

Wikipedia Text

Virginia Christine (March 5, 1920 – July 24, 1996) was an American stage, radio, film, television, and voice actress. Christine had a long career as a character actress in film and television. She is particularly remembered as "Mrs. Olson" (or the "Folgers Coffee Woman") in a number of television commercials for Folgers.


Film Role
Actor/Actress

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Maiden Name
Ricketts (Kraft)

Occupation Text
Actress

Year(s) Active
1943–1979

Middle Name
Christine

Wiki Bio Text
Born as Virginia Christine Ricketts in Stanton, Iowa. Her name later changed to Virginia Christine Kraft when her mother remarried. She attended kindergarten and early elementary classes at Elmwood Elementary School. She graduated high school at Mediapolis High School in 1937 with a dream of becoming a concert pianist. She began working in radio while attending UCLA. She was trained for a theatrical career by actor/director Fritz Feld, whom she married in 1940. In 1942, she signed a contract with Warner Bros., and started appearing in various films. Her first film was Edge of Darkness (1942), in which she played a Norwegian peasant girl. In 1946 she played a notable supporting role in the film noir classic The Killers (1946 film). Also in 1946 she appeared in The Scarlet Horseman a 13 chapter Universal serial playing Carla Marquette aka Matosca. She was adept at imitating foreign accents when the role required it. In "The Lady in Black", a 1953 episode of Adventures of Superman, she appears as the title character, affecting a stereotypically mysterious eastern-European accent. She guest starred in two 1950s Rod Cameron series, State Trooper and COronado 9 as well as the anthology series, The DuPont Show with June Allyson and Behind Closed Doors, and the syndicated sitcom How to Marry a Millionaire. Virginia Christine (1920–1996) Actress Date of Birth 5 March 1920, Stanton, Iowa, USA Date of Death 24 July 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA (heart ailment) Birth Name Virginia Christine Kraft Height 5' 4" (1.63 m) Mini Bio (2) Virginia has a long career as a character actress on the screen, but she will always be best remembered as the "Folgers Coffee Woman". Virginia was born in the small Iowa town of Stanton, which later converted its water tower to resemble a coffee pot in honor of its most famous citizen. When her family moved to Los Angeles, Virginia worked in radio while attending the University of California, Los Angeles. She was trained for a theatrical career by actor/director Fritz Feld, whom she married in 1940. In 1942, she signed a contract with Warner Bros. and started appearing in various films. Her first film was, Edge of Darkness (1943), in which she played a Norwegian peasant girl called "Miss Olson". Over the years, she appeared in prestigious films such as High Noon (1952) and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) - to horror in The Mummy's Curse (1944) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). She was a favorite of Stanley Kramer, appearing in a number of his films. But her greatest fame came in the 1960's when she started her 21-year stint as the matronly "Mrs. Olson", who always had comforting words for young married couples while pouring Folgers Coffee in the TV ads. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Tony Fontana Virginia was a concert pianist and a trained lyric soprano. She studied dancing with Maria Bekefi and acting with the renowned professional studio coach, Helena Sorell and Michael Mark. Virginia spoke four languages, English, French, Swedish and German. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Ralph at lliteras@comcast.net Spouse (1) Fritz Feld (10 November 1940 - 18 November 1993) (his death) (2 children) Trivia (2) Fans of Mrs. Olson were surpised to find that even though she was raised in the Scandanavian communities of Iowa, she had no accent. Best known to Americans as "Mrs Olson" in Folgers Coffee TV commercials in the '60s and '70s. Personal Quotes (1) [on Lionel Atwill, with whom she worked in Raiders of Ghost City (1944)] Lionel Atwill was a great ham, a poseur, and I mean that as a compliment. We got along very well - he was a delight. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0160417/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm Virginia Christine (March 5, 1920 – July 24, 1996) was an American stage, radio, film, television, and voice actress.[2] Christine had a long career as a character actress in film and television. She is particularly remembered as "Mrs. Olson" (or the "Folgers Coffee Woman") in a number of television commercials for Folgers. Early life Christine was born Virginia Christine Ricketts in Stanton in Montgomery County in southwestern Iowa. She was of Swedish descent. Upon her mother's remarriage, she changed her last name to "Kraft". The family later moved to Des Moines in Polk County, where Virginia attended Elmwood Elementary School. The family relocated again to Des Moines County in southeastern Iowa, not to be confused with the state capital in central Iowa. There Christine attended Mediapolis High School, where she aspired to be a concert pianist. Her family later moved to California, where she enrolled at UCLA.[3] Career[edit] Radio and films[edit] Christine began working in radio during college. She began training for a theatrical career with actor/director Fritz Feld whom she married in 1940. In 1942, she made her stage debut in the Los Angeles production of Hedda Gabler. While performing in the play, she was spotted by an agent from Warner Bros. who signed her to a film contract with the studio.[4] Her first film for Warner's was Edge of Darkness (1943), in which she played a Norwegian peasant girl.[5] She was dropped by Warner Bros. in 1943 and signed with Universal Pictures in 1944. That year, Christine had a supporting role in The Mummy's Curse and The Wife of Monte Cristo, with her husband Fritz Feld (the two would also go on to appear together in the Western 4 for Texas in 1963). In 1946, she appeared in The Scarlet Horseman, a 13-chapter film serial playing Carla Marquette, or Matosca, followed by a supporting role in mystery film The Inner Circle. Christine's next film for Universal was the film noir classic The Killers. She initially tested for the lead role of femme fatale Kitty Collins, but lost out to Ava Gardner. The film's producer, Mark Hellinger, was impressed with her test and cast her as Lilly Harmon Lubinsky, the wife of Lt. Sam Lubinsky (Sam Levene). Christine also portrayed the role of Miss Watston in the 1964 remake of the film, starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson.[4] In 1950, she played an uncredited, supporting role in The Men. Although the part was small and the film was not a commercial success, her performance impressed the film's producer Stanley Kramer. She became a favorite of his and went on to appear in a number of his films including Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) and High Noon (1952). Kramer later cast her in the 1955 drama Not as a Stranger, where she played a countrywoman. She also coached the film's star Olivia de Havilland on her Swedish accent. The following year, she co-starred in the horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. In 1961, Kramer cast her again as a German housekeeper in Judgment at Nuremberg.[4] One of her most notable roles was as Hilary St. George, the bigoted co-worker of the Katharine Hepburn character in the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.[5][6] Television[edit] In addition to her work in films, Christine also appeared in numerous television series. In the 1950s, she appeared in multiple guest roles on The Abbott and Costello Show, Four Star Playhouse, Dragnet, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Ford Television Theatre, Gunsmoke, Science Fiction Theatre, Matinee Theatre, Father Knows Best, Trackdown, State Trooper, Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Rifleman, Letter to Loretta, and General Electric Theater. In November 1959, Christine co-starred as the wife of a verbally abusive hypochondriac in the first season episode of The Twilight Zone entitled "Escape Clause".[7] In 1960 and 1961, Christine guest starred on episodes of COronado 9, Rawhide, and The Untouchables. From 1961 to 1962, Christine had a recurring role as widow Ovie Swenson in the Western series Tales of Wells Fargo. She made four guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the role of defendant Beth Sandover in the season 6, 1962 episode, "The Case of the Double-Entry Mind," and murderer Edith Summers in the season 7, 1963 episode, "The Case of the Devious Delinquent." For the remainder of the decade, she continued with guest starring roles in show such as 77 Sunset Strip, Ben Casey, Bonanza, The Fugitive, Hazel, Wagon Train, The Virginian, Going My Way, The F.B.I., and Daniel Boone. In 1969, Christine co-starred in the ABC television movie Daughter of the Mind. Her greatest fame came in 1965 when she started her 21-year stint as the matronly Mrs. Olson, who had comforting words for young married couples while pouring Folgers Coffee in the television commercials. The commercials became a popular staple on television and Christine's character, Mrs. Olsen, was often parodied by comedians and entertainers including Carol Burnett, Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, Ann-Margret, and Jackie Gleason.[6] She would go on to appear in over 100 commercials for Folgers. In 1971, Christine's hometown of Stanton, Iowa, honored her by transforming the city water tower to resemble a giant coffeepot.[2] During the 1970s, Christine continued to work primarily in television. Her last role was on the 1979 animated series Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, in which she provided additional voices. Later years[edit] Christine retired from acting in 1979. After her retirement, she did volunteer work at Planned Parenthood and served as a judge at the American College Theatre Festival. Christine was later appointed the honorary mayor of Brentwood, Los Angeles where she and her husband resided for many years.[8] Personal life[edit] In November 1940, Christine married actor Fritz Feld.[9] The couple had two sons, Steven and Danny. Christine and Feld remained married until Feld's death in 1993.[2][4] Death[edit] On July 24, 1996, Christine died at her Brentwood home of cardiovascular disease.[2] Her interment was at the Jewish Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles.[10] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Christine Virginia Christine Active - 1943 - 1976 | Born - Mar 5, 1920 in Stanton, IA | Died - Jul 24, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA | Genres - Drama, Western, Crime, Action, War Biography Of Swedish-American heritage, Virginia Christine (born Virginia Kraft) grew up in largely Scandinavian communities in Iowa and Minnesota. As a high schooler, Christine won a National Forensic League award, which led to her first professional engagement on a Chicago radio station. When her family moved to Los Angeles, Christine sought out radio work while attending college. She was trained for a theatrical career by actor/director Fritz Feld, who later became her husband. In 1942, she signed a contract with Warner Bros., appearing in bits in such films as Edge of Darkness (1943) and Mission to Moscow (1944). As a free-lance actress, Christine played the female lead in The Mummy's Curse (1945), a picture she later described as "ghastly." Maturing into a much-in-demand character actress, Christine appeared in four Stanley Kramer productions: The Men (1950), Not as a Stranger (1955), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Other movie assignments ranged from the heights of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) to the depths of Billy the Kid Meets Dracula (1978). To a generation of Americans who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, Christine will forever be Mrs. Olson, the helpful Swedish neighbor in scores of Folger's Coffee commercials. http://www.allmovie.com/artist/virginia-christine-p13042

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