Orville Clarence Redenbacher Birthday (July 16th)

Orville Clarence Redenbacher Birthday (July 16th)

Birth Details of Orville Clarence Redenbacher

  • Orville Clarence Redenbacher was born on July 16, 1907. 
  • Orville Redenbacher was born in Brazil, Indiana. 

Importance of Orville Clarence Redenbacher

  • Orville Clarence Redenbacher was an American businessman whose name is associated with the brand of popcorn.

Early Life of Orville Clarence Redenbacher

  • Orville schooled from Brazil High School in 1924 with good percentage. 
  • Redenbacher joined Purdue University,in the agriculture-oriented Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
  • Orville Clarence Redenbacher graduated in agronomy. 
  • Orville Redenbacher served as a Vigo County Farm Bureau Extension agent in Terre Haute, Indiana, and Princeton.

First Move of Orville Clarence Redenbacher

  • Orville Clarence Redenbacher developed an obsession with developing the perfect popcorn since his childhood. 
  • While in job, in his spare time,he used to contemplate on his obsession. 
  • In 1951, Orville and Charlie Bowman bought seed corn plant near Valparaiso, Indiana. 
  • They named their company as “Chester Hybrids.” 
  • They began experimenting with huge variety of hybrid strains of popcorn to achieve success. 
  • They named the hybrid “RedBow” as Orville Redenbacher to market the corn. 
  • Orville was suddenly seen on all national televisions and in commercial appearances, promoting his gourmet kernels. 

No Look Back by Orville Clarence Redenbacher

  • Redenbacher sold his company to Hunt-Wesson Foods in 1976.
  • In 1990, Redenbacher moved to Coronado, California. 
  • Orville Clarence was still promoting his popcorn. 
  • Clarence was appearing in numerous television commercials. 
  • Orville Clarence always use to wear his trademark bowtie and glasses in the ads.
  • Orville image was often confused with his name many consumers.
  • They used to wonder whether Redenbacher was a real person, and not an actor. 
  • Orville Clarence professed his identity on various talk shows.
  • After the purchase by Hunt-Wesson, in Valparaiso first Popcorn Festival was celebrated in 1979. 
  • It was celebrated due to the development of popcorn in Valparaiso. 
  • Orville and Gary appeared as Grand Marshall of the Popcorn Parade of the festival. 
  • Orville Clarence was granted an honorary doctorate degree by Purdue University in 1988.

Sad Demise for Orville Clarence Redenbacher

  • On September 19, orville was found dead in the Jacuzzi of his condominium in California in the year 1995. 
  • Orville died due to heart attack. 
  • Orville Clarence was 88 years old when he died.

Fame Talk of Orville Clarence Redenbacher

  • Orville Clarence Redenbacher brand of popcorn is still the most popular brand in the United States.
  • Year 2005, was celebrated as the 40th anniversary of Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn. 
  • It is the #1 selling brands in America. ConAgra has developed a special website that highlights some of Olville’s classic television commercials. 
  • One of his most famous commercials explained, "My gourmet popping corn pops up lighter and fluffier than ordinary popping corn. 
  • Mine is blowing the top right off of the popper. 
  • Mine eats better too. 
  • Try my gourmet popping corn. 
  • You'll taste the difference or my name isn't Orville Redenbacher".
  • Many of Orville's commercials are still relayed on many channels across the country during commercial breaks. 
  • In 2007, a digital re-creation of Redenbacher appeared in a commercial. 
  • Gary Redenbacher, grandson responding to the advertisement said that “Grandpa would go for it. 
  • Orville Clarence was a cutting-edge guy. 
  • This was a way to honor his legacy.”