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Virginia Christine



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hail, Hero!
  • Eleanor Murchiston
1969
No Score Yet In Enemy Country
  • Frau Gulden
1968
68% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
  • Hilary St. George
1967
No Score Yet Billy the Kid vs. Dracula
  • Eva Oster
1966
No Score Yet A Rage to Live
  • Emma
1965
77% The Killers
  • Miss Watson
1964
11% Four for Texas
  • Brunhilde
1963
No Score Yet The Prize
  • Mrs. Bergh
1963
No Score Yet One Man's Way
  • Anna Peale
1963
No Score Yet Incident In An Alley
  • Mrs. Connell
1962
90% Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Mrs. Halbestadt
1961
91% Flaming Star
  • Mrs. Phillips
1960
No Score Yet Johnny Tremain
  • Mrs. Lapham
1957
84% The Spirit of St. Louis
  • Secretary
1957
No Score Yet Three Brave Men
  • Helen Goldsmith
1956
No Score Yet Nightmare
  • Sue
1956
No Score Yet Dragnet
  • Mrs. Caldwell
1956
60% The Killer Is Loose
  • Mary Gillespie
1956
98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Wilma Lentz
1956
No Score Yet Good Morning, Miss Dove
  • Mrs. Rigsbee
1955
0% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger)
  • Bruni
1955
80% The Cobweb
  • Sally
1955
No Score Yet Never Wave at a WAC
  • Lt. Myles
1953
96% High Noon
  • Mrs. Simpson
1952
83% Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Sister Marthe
1950
No Score Yet Special Agent
  • Mabel Rumpler
1949
No Score Yet Cover-Up
  • Margaret Baker
1949
No Score Yet Women in the Night
  • Claire Adams
1948
No Score Yet The Gangster
  • Mrs. Karty
1947
No Score Yet Invisible Wall
  • Mildred Elsworth
1947
100% The Killers
  • Lilly Lubinsky
1946
No Score Yet The Inner Circle
  • Rhoda Roberts
1946
No Score Yet House of Horrors
  • Lady of the Streets
1946
No Score Yet The Scarlet Horseman
  • Carla Marquette
1946
No Score Yet Counter-Attack (One Against Seven)
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet Raiders of Ghost City
  • Trina Dressard
1944
40% The Mummy's Curse
  • Princess Ananka
1944
No Score Yet Riders of Ghost City
  • Actor
1944
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow
  • Maria - Beautician
1943
No Score Yet Edge of Darkness
  • Hulda, Doctor's Maid
1943

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Ethel

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