|Born||Margaret Virginia Osterwald
February 3, 1918
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||January 2, 2002
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Justin Arndt (m. 1951–2002; her death)|
|Children||Christopher Arndt, and 2 grandchildren|
Bibi Osterwald (born Margaret Virginia Osterwald; February 3, 1918 – January 2, 2002) was an American character actress.
Life and career
Osterwald was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the daughter of Dagmar (Kvastad) and Rudolf August Osterwald, a hotel owner. Osterwald appeared in such Broadway shows as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Bus Stop, and The Golden Apple, for which she won an Outer Critics Circle Award in 1953.
She was best known for her television role of Stella O'Brien, the cranky housekeeper for the Hathaway family on the soap opera, Where the Heart Is in the 1970s and also as Mrs. Sophie Steinberg, the mother of David Birney and mother in-law of Meredith Baxter on the short-lived comedy series, Bridget Loves Bernie.