Put some coffee in the pot and celebrate today what would have been the 91st birthday of Virginia Christine, for over 20 years Mrs Olson in the Folgers coffee commercials.
With her Nordic looks, Virginia often played the role of the cold European blonde and appeared in a string of Warner Bros movies. 1946 was a big year for her with movies such as The Inner Circle (1946) with Warren Douglas as private detective Johnny Strange; Robert Siodmak's top 10 movie The Killers (1946) in the role of Lily Harmon Lubinski;and The Mysterious Mr Valentine, an exceptionally good B-movie with Linda Sterling.
The following year, she headlined in The Invisible Wall with Don Castle; appeared in Barry Sullivan and Belita's The Gangster; and later popped up in William Bendix' intriguing The Cover-Up (1949)
As her career waned, she then moved more into television where she continued to be a hard-working supporting actress for decades. However, she re-emerged in topline movies in 1956 for the outstanding Joseph Cotten / Rhonda Fleming vehicle The Killer is Loose; and the remarkable Nightmare with Edward G and Connie Russell.
Scene from The Gangster
Quite remarkably in Hollywood, Virginia married in 1940 and remained happily married for the next 53 years.