Orville Redenbacher

Popcorn Enthusiast

Today is the anniversary of the death of Orville Redenbacher, who died on this day in 1995.

Redenbacher started out as a USDA agricultural scientist. In that capacity, he became the co-creator of a new hybrid of popcorn called "snowflake." It was lighter and fluffier than traditional popped kernels, and Redenbacher became a household name with his commercials for his popcorn.

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Orville Redenbacher
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