Who Was The Real Betty Crocker?

By Karen Harris
Who was Betty Crocker? Source: (breatbigstories.com)

Today, we know her as the premier purveyor of boxed cake mixes, but a generation or two ago, Betty Crocker was the go-to expert for all things baking. It may surprise you to know that one of our longest-lasting and most revered advertising icons once had a lot to say as the host of enormously popular radio programs, newspaper columns, and TV shows---however, she was just as fictional then as she is now. Let's look at the creation of Betty Crocker, the writers, and actresses who portrayed her, and her lasting legacy.