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Virginia Christine (1920–1996)

Virginia has a long career as a character actress on the screen, but she will always be best remembered as the "Folger 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... See full bio »

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 1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Mrs. Yankowski
- By Silence Betrayed (1976) ... Mrs. Yankowski
 1976 Woman of the Year (TV Movie)
Alma
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
Mrs. Hawkins
- Raise the Devil: Part 1 (1974) ... Mrs. Hawkins
 1970 The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (TV Movie)
Miss Cummings
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Mrs. Wilson
- Nanny and the Smoke-Filled Room (1970) ... Mrs. Wilson
 1968-1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Mrs. Brewster / Martha
- Noblesse Oblige (1970) ... Mrs. Brewster
- Thirty Pieces of Silver (1968) ... Martha
 1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV Movie)
Helga
 1969 Hail, Hero!
Eleanor Murchiston
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Hannah Sickles
- Child of Rock and Sunlight (1969) ... Hannah Sickles
 1966-1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Eugenia Sayres / Lucille Fortier / Mrs. Ferguson
- The Hero (1968) ... Eugenia Sayres
- Passage into Fear (1967) ... Lucille Fortier
- Quantico (1966) ... Mrs. Ferguson
 1968 In Enemy Country
Frau Gulden
 1963-1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Margaret Conlan / Nora Claypool / Judith Briscoe / ...
- A Small Taste of Justice (1967) ... Margaret Conlan
- The Awakening (1965) ... Nora Claypool
- A Gallows for Sam Horn (1964) ... Judith Briscoe
- To Make This Place Remember (1963) ... Leora Tressider
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Mrs. Thorne
- Labyrinth (1967) ... Mrs. Thorne
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Alice Lindsay
- A Civil Case of Murder (1967) ... Alice Lindsay
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Cleaning Woman
- The Deadly Partner (1967) ... Cleaning Woman
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Fran Macauley
- Macauley's Cure (1966) ... Fran Macauley
 1966 Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
Eva Oster
 1966 Laredo (TV Series)
Agnes Halsey
- Sound of Terror (1966) ... Agnes Halsey
 1965 A Rage to Live
Emma
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Margaret Coleman
- The Young Marauders (1965) ... Margaret Coleman
 1961-1965 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Reed / Minna Collins / Elaine Gatsby / ...
- The Katy Piper Story (1965) ... Mrs. Reed
- The Blane Wessels Story (1963) ... Minna Collins
- The Martin Gatsby Story (1962) ... Elaine Gatsby
- The Will Santee Story (1961) ... Amanda Santee
- The Prairie Story (1961) ... Clara Reynolds
 1957-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bess / Lila Cobbett
- Bank Baby (1965) ... Bess
- Fingered (1957) ... Lila Cobbett
 1965 Broadside (TV Series)
Wave Commander Peabody
- Lieutenant Love, Sir (1965) ... Wave Commander Peabody
 1964-1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Alma Mercer / Cora
- Moon Child (1965) ... Alma Mercer
- Come Watch Me Die (1964) ... Cora
 1963-1964 Bonanza (TV Series)
Martha Hale / Mary Johnson
- The Saga of Squaw Charlie (1964) ... Martha Hale
- Song in the Dark (1963) ... Mary Johnson
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Mrs. McGuire
- Luncheon with the Governor (1964) ... Mrs. McGuire
 1964 The Killers
Miss Watson
 1964 One Man's Way
Anna Peale
 1963-1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Rose Evans / Alice Cabot
- Goodbye to Blue Elephants and Such (1964) ... Rose Evans
 1964 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Mrs. Payne
- The Exile (1964) ... Mrs. Payne
 1963 The Prize
Mrs. Bergh
 1963 4 for Texas
Brunhilde - Elya Carlson's Maid
 1961-1963 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Edith Summers / Beth Sandover / Helen Duncan
- The Case of the Devious Delinquent (1963) ... Edith Summers
- The Case of the Double-Entry Mind (1962) ... Beth Sandover
- The Case of the Fickle Fortune (1961) ... Helen Duncan
 1963 Cattle King
Ruth Winters
 1960-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Greta Haggman / Mrs. Thorn
- Never to Have Loved (1963) ... Greta Haggman
- Publicity Brat (1960) ... Mrs. Thorn
 1960-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Dora Mizo / Stella Barber
- The Spoiler (1963) ... Dora Mizo
- Head of Fire: Feet of Clay (1960) ... Stella Barber
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Mrs. Drury
- My Name Is Judith, I'm Lost, You See (1963) ... Mrs. Drury
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Flora Hill
- A Matter of Pride (1962) ... Flora Hill
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Mrs. Randall
- The Parish Car (1962) ... Mrs. Randall
 1962 Incident in an Alley
Mrs. Connell
 1961-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Ovie Swenson / Ovie
- The Gold Witch (1962) ... Ovie Swenson
- Royal Maroon (1962) ... Ovie Swenson
- Chauncey (1962) ... Ovie Swenson
- The Traveler (1962) ... Ovie Swenson
- Portrait of Teresa (1962) ... Ovie
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Lorraine
- A Book of Faces (1962) ... Lorraine
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Annabelle
- Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here (1962) ... Annabelle
 1961 Judgment at Nuremberg
Mrs. Halbestadt
 1959-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Mrs. Dalrymple / Mrs. Hardy
- The Long Goodbye (1961) ... Mrs. Dalrymple
 1960-1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Ada Covey / Sarah Tenney
- Incident of the Blackstorms (1961) ... Ada Covey
- Incident of the 100 Amulets (1960) ... Sarah Tenney
 1961 Mister Ed (TV Series)
Margaret
- Little Boy (1961) ... Margaret
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Miss Brandt
- The Sniper (1961) ... Miss Brandt
 1961 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Sophia Szabo
- Song in the Night (1961) ... Sophia Szabo
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Molly Baker
- Tension Point (1961) ... Molly Baker
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Verna Lyme
- Last Stop: Oblivion (1961) ... Verna Lyme
 1961 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Rebecca Baines
- Onawandah (1961) ... Rebecca Baines
 1960-1961 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Margaret Hammock / Sarita
- Sincerely Yours, Napoleon (1961) ... Margaret Hammock
- Obituary of a Small Ape (1960) ... Sarita
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
 1960 Flaming Star
Mrs. Phillips (uncredited)
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Marge
- The Twisted Image (1960) ... Marge
 1960 Happy (TV Series)
Janice
- Charlie's First Love (1960) ... Janice
 1958-1960 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Spencer / Bertha Holt / Mrs. Brown
- Faith, Hope and Mr. Flaherty (1960) ... Mrs. Spencer
- Seed from the East (1959) ... Bertha Holt
- Most Honorable Day (1958) ... Mrs. Brown
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Aunt Samantha Dexter
- The Treasure of Hawk Hill (1960) ... Aunt Samantha Dexter
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Mrs. Jake Fassard
- The Twisted Way (1960) ... Mrs. Jake Fassard
 1959 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Mary Schuler
- Death Is the Best Policy (1959) ... Mary Schuler
 1959 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ethel Bedeker
- Escape Clause (1959) ... Ethel Bedeker
 1956-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Sarah / Head Nurse
- Night Club (1959) ... Sarah
- Emergency Call (1956) ... Head Nurse
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Mother
- The Opening Door (1959) ... Mother
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Harriet Meecham / Mrs. Logan
- The Matchmaker (1959) ... Harriet Meecham
- Rope Law (1959) ... Mrs. Logan (uncredited)
 1959 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Alma Fergeson
- Love on Approval (1959) ... Alma Fergeson
 1959 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- Eye Witness (1959)
 1957-1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Rena Desmond / Ethel Larkin / Dorette Mason
- Love on the Rocks (1959) ... Rena Desmond
- Fury on Fremont Street (1957) ... Ethel Larkin
- Who Killed Doc. Robbins (1957) ... Dorette Mason
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Hester Gray, Stan's Sister
- The Twisted Road (1959) ... Hester Gray, Stan's Sister
 1959 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Mrs. Pavlock
- The Immigrant (1959) ... Mrs. Pavlock
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Mary Moore
- The Bomb (1959) ... Mary Moore
 1959 Rescue 8 (TV Series)
Millie Wilde
- Flash Flood (1959) ... Millie Wilde
 1958 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Martha Evans
- Plague Carrier (1958) ... Martha Evans
 1958 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Margaret Lang
- The Baby Contest (1958) ... Margaret Lang
 1957-1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Millie / Mrs. Doan
- Matter of Justice (1958) ... Mrs. Doan
- The Reward (1958) ... Millie
- Alpine, Texas (1957) ... Millie
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series)
Miss Emily Pringle
- Miss Pringle (1958) ... Miss Emily Pringle
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Mrs. Julie Hart
- The Scaffold (1958) ... Mrs. Julie Hart
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Nancy Davis
- The Vicious Dog (1958) ... Nancy Davis
 1958 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Julie
- The Cape Canaveral Story (1958) ... Julie
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Mildred
- The Valley Forger (1958) ... Mildred
 1958 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Mrs. Barnett
- The Russ White Story (1958) ... Mrs. Barnett
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
June Earl
- For Sale, Deathbed, Used (1958) ... June Earl
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Mrs. Thompson
- The Brothers (1958) ... Mrs. Thompson
 1958 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Amy Durant
- Strange Family in Town (1958) ... Amy Durant
 1957 Casey Jones (TV Series)
Doris Jones
- Storm Warning (1957) ... Doris Jones
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Beverly
- The Hired Man (1957) ... Beverly
 1957 The Careless Years
Mathilda Vernon
 1956-1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Mother
- Horsepower (1956) ... Mother
 1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Cecile Charron
- Canuck (1957) ... Cecile Charron
 1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
Secretary (uncredited)
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series)
Mrs. Warren
- Jeannie Plays Cupid (1957) ... Mrs. Warren
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Sigrid Jensen
- Profile of Ellen Gale (1957) ... Sigrid Jensen
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Jenny Pickett
- The Ballad of Jubal Pickett (1956) ... Jenny Pickett
 1956 Three Brave Men
Helen Goldsmith
 1955-1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Mrs. Sargent
- Innocent Bystander (1956) ... Mrs. Sargent
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Katrina Gotshawk
- The Squatter (1956) ... Katrina Gotshawk
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Prof. Anna Adler / Dr. Ballard
- The Throwback (1956) ... Prof. Anna Adler
- The Human Experiment (1956) ... Dr. Ballard
 1956 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
- London (1956)
 1956 Big Town (TV Series)
- Blackmail (1956)
 1956 Private Secretary (TV Series)
Maud
- Elusive (1956) ... Maud
 1954-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs. Talbot
- The Kill (1956) ... Mrs. Talbot
- The Road Ahead (1954)
 1956 Nightmare
Mrs. Sue Bressard
 1956 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Grace Miller
- The Persistent Guest (1956) ... Grace Miller
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Mrs. Graf / Eileen Grant
- Innocent Witness (1956) ... Mrs. Graf
- The Ainsley Case (1956) ... Eileen Grant
 1956 The Killer Is Loose
Mary Gillespie
 1956 The Star and the Story (TV Series)
Alice
- Arab Duel (1956) ... Alice
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
- Fear (1956)
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Secretary / Model
- The Long Shot (1955) ... Secretary
- Salvage (1955) ... Model
 1955 Good Morning, Miss Dove
Mrs. Rigsbee (uncredited)
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Bonnie
- Run 'Till You Die (1955) ... Bonnie
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Bruni
 1955 The Cobweb
Sally
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
Secretary
- Press Conference (1955) ... Secretary
 1954 The Whistler (TV Series)
Helen
- The Return (1954) ... Helen
 1952-1954 Dragnet (TV Series)
Helen Karsten / Mrs. Martin
- The Big Crime (1954) ... Helen Karsten
- The Big Fourth (1953)
- The Big Cop (1953)
- The Big .22 Rifle for Christmas (1952) ... Mrs. Martin
 1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1953-1954 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Chase / Clerk
- Lady of the Orchids (1954) ... Miss Chase
- The Gift (1953) ... Clerk
 1954 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Mrs. Frank
- Lady in Black (1954) ... Mrs. Frank
 1952-1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Jackson / Grateful Lady
- Las Vegas (1953) ... Mrs. Jackson
- The Dentist's Office (1952) ... Grateful Lady
 1953 I'm the Law (TV Series)
Elliot
- The Model Agency Story (1953) ... Elliot
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
 1953 Never Wave at a WAC
Lt. Myles, Recruiting Officer (uncredited)
 1952 High Noon
Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Carla Fabri
- The Perfect Alibi (1952) ... Carla Fabri
 1952 Personal Appearance Theater (TV Series)
- The Chair (1952)
 1952 Racket Squad (TV Series)
 1952 The First Time
Nurse (uncredited)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Beatrice Hillmane
- The Devil's Bible (1951) ... Beatrice Hillmane
 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac
Sister Marthe
 1950 The Men
Patient's Wife at Lecture (uncredited)
 1949 Special Agent
Mabel Rumpler
 1949 Cover Up
Margaret Baker
 1948 Night Wind
Jean Benson
 1948 Women in the Night
Claire Adams
 1947 The Gangster
Mrs. Mary Karty
 1947 The Invisible Wall
Mildred Elsworth
 1946 The Mysterious Mr. Valentine
Lola Carson
 1946 The Killers
Lilly Harmon Lubinsky
 1946 The Inner Circle
Rhoda Roberts
 1946 The Wife of Monte Cristo (uncredited)
 1946 House of Horrors
Lady of the Streets
 1946 Murder Is My Business
Dora Darnell
 1946 Idea Girl
Evelina
 1946 The Scarlet Horseman
Carla Marquette aka Matosca
 1945 Girls of the Big House
Bernice Meyers
 1945 Phantom of the Plains
Celeste
 1945 Counter-Attack
Tanya (uncredited)
 1944 The Old Texas Trail
Queenie Leone
 1943 Women at War (Short)
Mary Sawyer
 1943 Action in the North Atlantic
Pebbles (scenes deleted)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Maria - Beautician (uncredited)
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Hulda (uncredited)
 1943 Truck Busters
Eadie Watkins
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"Gunsmoke" (radio series 1952-1961) Various episodes. See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[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.

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Fans of Mrs. Olson were surpised to find that even though she was raised in the Scandanavian communities of Iowa, she had no accent. See more »

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