Orville Redenbacher

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Birthday
16, 1907
Birthplace
Brazil, IN
Death Date
Sep 19, 1995 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1907
Birthplace
Brazil, IN
Death Date
Sep 19, 1995 (88)

About

Popularizer of popcorn through marketing his self-titled gourmet popcorn brand in countless commercials, talk shows, and radio pitches.

Before Fame

He started a successful fertilizer company after graduating from Pursue University, devoting his free time to improving popcorn.

Trivia

He and his partner bought a seed business together, with Redenbacher spending the next several decades engineering a popcorn that was fluffier than the leading brands with fewer unpopped kernels.

Family Life

He grew up in Brazil, Indiana, and was married twice with two daughters.

Associated With

He began selling his kernels from the back of a car, and his popularity grew after he appeared on the television show To Tell the Truth, stumping a panel that included Joe Garagiola.