Marjorie Husted

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Marjorie Husted
Born Marjorie Child
(1892-04-02)April 2, 1892
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died December 23, 1986(1986-12-23) (aged 94)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Occupation Home economist
Co-developer of brand character Betty Crocker

Marjorie Child Husted (April 2, 1892 – December 23, 1986)[1] was a home economist who helped develop the brand character Betty Crocker.

Born in Minneapolis,[2] she was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and an initiated member of Kappa Alpha Theta.[3]

In 1924, the daytime radio broadcast Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air debuted. For two decades, Crocker was voiced and scripted by Agnes White. This program ran through 1953.


  1. ^ "Marjorie Husted". Social Security Death Index. New England Historic Genealogical Society. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Marjorie Child". Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905. Retrieved May 31, 2011. Name: Marjorie Child; Census Date: 16 Jun 1905; County: Hennepin; Locality: Minneapolis Ward 4; Birth Location: Minnesota; Gender: Female; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892; Race: White; Father's Birth Location: Maine; Mother's Birth Location: Maine; Roll: MNSC_122 (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Notable Thetas". Retrieved February 22, 2013.