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History of Women

Was Betty Crocker a Real Person?

Introduced in 1921, by the 1940s, Betty Crocker was the second-best-known woman in America after the First Lady

Actress Adelaide Hawley Cumming portrayed Betty Crocker on television in the 1950s and early 1960s; image source.

At any given time, chances are I will have a box of Betty Crocker yellow cake mix in my pantry. When faced with overwhelming options in the baking aisle, I usually reach for this trusty brand. I must be a marketer’s dream because the wholesome name “Betty Crocker” evokes the image of a kindly…



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