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Virginia Christine as Mrs. Olsen
Virginia Christine as Mrs. Olsen

Virginia Christine (born Virginia Christine Kraft March 5, 1920 in Stanton, Iowa Died 1996) was a movie and television actress. Cristine (height 5' 4") had a long career as a character actress on the screen, but she will probably be best remembered as the "Folger Coffee Woman" in a number of television commercials. She was born in Stanton, Iowa, 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 began work in radio while attending the University of California, Los Angeles. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Stanton is a city located in Montgomery County, Iowa. ...

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 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 director Stanley Kramer, appearing in a number of his films. Fritz Feld (October 15, 1900 – November 18, 1993) was a film actor. ... Warner Bros. ... Edge of Darkness is a British television drama serial, produced by BBC Television in association with Lionheart Television International and originally broadcast in six 55-minute episodes on BBC Two in late 1985. ... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town sheriff, who has just married a pacifist Quaker woman. ... Maximilian Schell and Richard Widmark in Judgment at Nuremberg Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 film which gives a fictionalized account of the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. ... Promotional poster for the 1956 version of the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 science fiction film that tells the story of ordinary small town people whose bodies are taken over by aliens. ... Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was an American film director and producer. ...

But her greatest fame came in the 1960s 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 commercials. In 1971, Virginia's hometown honored her Folger's commercial work by transforming the city water tower into a giant coffeepot. She died July 24, 1996 Folgers Coffee is a major brand of coffee in the US, part of the food and beverage division of Procter & Gamble. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

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