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Dena Dietrich
Dena Dietrich

Dena Dietrich appears as Gloria Mayson, Sophia's daughter, and Dorothy's sister, in the Season 6 episode of "The Golden Girls titled "The Monkey Show Pt.2".

Vital information
Gender: Female
Born: (1928-12-04) December 4, 1928 (age 88)
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Career information
Occupation/
Career:
Actress
Years active: 1971-present
Family/Personal information
Series connection
Appeared on/Involved with: The Golden Girls
Characer/appeared as: Gloria Mayson
Episodes appeared in: "The Monkey Show Pt. 2"

Dena Dietrich (born December 4, 1928) appears as Gloria Mayson, Sophia's daughter, and Dorothy's sister, in the Season 6 episode of The Golden Girls titled "The Monkey Show Pt.2".

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, her television credits include recurring roles on The Practice (1970's sitcom), The Ropers, Life with Lucy, Santa Barbara, and Philly. She made guest appearances on Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers, Life Goes On, NYPD Blue, Murphy Brown, and The Golden Girls (as Dorothy's sister Gloria). She appeared in such films as The Wild Party and History of the World: Part I. She appeared on Broadway in The Rimers of Eldritch, Here's Where I Belong, and The Prisoner of Second Avenue.

Mother Nature Chiffon Margarine ad 1970s

Dena as "Mother Nature" in a magazine ad for Chiffon Magazine; she also appeared in popular TV commercial ads for the product during the period.

Dietrich is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Mother Nature in Chiffon margarine 30-second commercials in the early 1970s (1971-79). Dressed in a gown of white and adorned with a crown of daisies, Mother nature addresses an unseen narrator who informs her "That's Chiffon Margarine, not butter." A perplexed Mother Nature replies "Margarine, oh, no, it's too sweet, too creamy." When the narrator tells her "Chiffon's so delicious, I guess it fooled even you, Mother Nature," Her character, Mother Nature, mistakes the margarine for real butter, and when she learns otherwise, she ominously replies, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!", which became Dietrich's trademark catchphrase. The melodic tagline for the ad reads: "If you think it's butter and it's not...it's Chiffon."

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