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Encyclopedia > Wendy Kaufman

Wendy Kaufman (b. 1959 in North Woodmere, New York, USA) is a Jewish American actress best known for being the spokesperson for Snapple. 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North Woodmere is an unincorporated section of Valley Stream, New York. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... Cactus Iced Tea Snapple label, a flavor of Snapple that has been retired Snapple is a company based in Rye Brook, New York that produces a variety of beverages which are sold in glass bottles, soda-style cans, and plastic bottles. ...


Kaufman was born to a homemaking mother and a father who owned a steel manufacturing company. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1980 with degress in film and sociology. She then worked for ten years in the shipping and billing department of her father's company until 1990 when she began working for Snapple corporation. Syracuse University (SU) is a private American research university. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article is about the year. ...


When it was discovered that Kaufman had been answering Snapple fan-mail in her free time, their advertising department based a campaign around her energetic personality. She appeared in television and print ads until 1994 wherein she answered letters written to Snapple with witty responses. Kaufman's 1990's Snapple ad trade-mark was to appear on camera with her head barely peaking over an anchor's podium, giving the viewer the impression that she was incredibly short in stature. She would begin each commercial by saying in a thick New York accent that she received a letter from a particular Snapple fan, and then proceed to have the contents of the letter acted out. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The variety of the English language spoken in the New York City and North Jersey region is often considered to be one of the most recognizable accents within American English. ...


Kaufman's humorous Snapple ads were well-received, especially among members of Generation X, and she developed a cult following. She was unexpectedly let go by the company in 1994, upon Snapple's sale to Quaker Oats. When Quaker sold Snapple to Triarc brands in 1997 they reinstated Wendy as the Snapple spokesperson. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific item, usually a film, television or radio program, though some comic books, musicians, writers or others also gain dedicated followings. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Quaker Oats Company makes many types and flavors of oatmeal. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After becoming known as "The Snapple Lady," Kaufman's identity was so closely associated with Snapple that she found it hard to break through to legitimate acting roles. She played herself in "Vegas Vacation" in 1997, she played a Bridal Clerk in the 1998 film "Enough Already", and finally got a featured role in the film "Funny Valentine" playing Linda. Vegas Vacation is part of the National Lampoon series centering around the Griswold family. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


In 2002 Kaufman began taking classes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice beginning the school's master's program in criminal justice. The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a criminal justice college in New York City which has about 12,000 FTE (Full Time Enrollment) students, including traditional, pre-career undergraduate students and those pursuing master’s degrees in several disciplines. ... The study of criminal justice traditionally revolves around three main components of the criminal justice system: police, courts, corrections. ...


VH1 has enlisted Wendy in a variety of projects as of late. She was featured on the popular show I Love the 90s. She appeared on the American reality show Celebrity Fit Club and its follow up, Celebrity Fit Club 2, both in 2005. VH1 (spelled VH-1 (Video Hits One) until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (then a division of Warner Communications and then-current owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ... I Love the 90s is a television mini-series originally produced by the BBC, and later for American audiences by VH1, in which various music and TV personalities reminisce about 1990s culture. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Wendy Kaufman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (394 words)
Kaufman was born to a homemaking mother and a father who owned a steel manufacturing company.
Kaufman's 1990's Snapple ad trade-mark was to appear on camera with her head barely peaking over an anchor's podium, giving the viewer the impression that she was incredibly short in stature.
Kaufman's humorous Snapple ads were well-received, especially among members of Generation X, and she developed a cult following.
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