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Birgit Anderson Ridderstedt
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1914
Ludvika
Dalarnas Lan, Sweden
Death: Sep. 16, 1985
Danderyd
Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Swedish-American folk singer and producer. Ragnhild Birgit (Mrs. C. Erik) Ridderstedt, also called Bibi and Beebee, was a cultural personality whose presentations of Scandinavian music and folklore on WTTY and WGN television in Chicago in the 1950's and early 1960's made hers a well known face in Chicagoland at the time. The TV-appearences and other entertainment acts based on her native folklore, such as participation the Swedish Days parades every June, were often her own productions. Ridderstedt was known to cooperate with Danish-Americans and Norwegian-Americans in this work, which was considered ground-breaking. She put in a lot of work as a housewife, too, and with representational duties in her husband's businesses (see C. Erik Ridderstedt). Birgit Ridderstedt also ran her own gift shop "Scandinavia in Batavia" in that Fox River Valley town west of Chicago in the 1950's, and composed several of her own songs, of which "I Love Christmas Time" was recorded in Sweden in 1990 with two noted artists. 
 
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 Parents:
  Stefan Anderson (1878 - 1966)
  Ragnhild Fredrika Sandberg Anderson (1887 - 1984)
 
 Spouse:
  C. Erik Ridderstedt (1915 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Stig Stefan Anderson Stefanson (1909 - 2000)*
  Gudrun Anderson Öfverholm (1911 - 2002)*
  Birgit Anderson Ridderstedt (1914 - 1985)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stora Tuna Kyrkogård
Borlange
Dalarnas Lan, Sweden
Plot: 1 1 0818
 
Created by: J T Demitz
Record added: Sep 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15847273
Birgit <i>Anderson</i> Ridderstedt
Added by: J T Demitz
 
Birgit <i>Anderson</i> Ridderstedt
Added by: J T Demitz
 
Birgit <i>Anderson</i> Ridderstedt
Added by: J T Demitz
 
 
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- FamSAC
 Added: Jan. 24, 2007
With the most loving memories.
- J T Demitz
 Added: Sep. 27, 2006
 
 
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