Rikke Borge grew up with dad Victor Borge – Tea and Talk at Ventfort Hall Oct. 24

Victor Borge

Victor Borge

Lenox, MA – Frederikke (Rikke to friends) has been heard to say, “I had the best childhood that could ever be had. It’s been downhill ever since.” The speaker will spotlight “My Father Victor Borge: Concert Pianist/Comedian” at a Tea & Talk presented at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm. She will join her audience afterwards for questions and answers at a Victorian tea.

Borge showing Denmark to his daughter Frederikke.

Borge showing Denmark to his daughter Frederikke.

Using videos and anecdotes, Rikke will share for this Tea & Talk what it was like growing up with Victor Borge in the house, on the road and as her father. She will also let us in on his Danish childhood, upbringing, family and career. How could she improve on his life of travel, beautiful homes and being celebrated everywhere he went? “Being a world famous celebrity, who brings music and laughter to his audiences, is definitely a great job if you can get it,” she says.

Rikke went on to study acting at Carnegie Mellon and with Stella Adler, Uta Hagen and Sanford Meisner, creating her own celebrity on stage and TV and in feature films. As a Berkshirite, Rikke trains and boards horses.

Tickets for the Borge talk are $22 for advance reservations and $27 day of the event. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For information or reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or visit info@gildedage.org. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker Street in Lenox.

An Official Project of Save America’s Treasures program sponsored by The White House, Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, built in 1893, offers tours of the historic mansion, as well as Tea & Talks, such exhibitions as the Bellefontaine Collection, concerts, theater, and other programs. This elegant Jacobean-Revival Berkshire “cottage,” listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is open to the public year round and is available for private rental. Sarah Morgan was the sister of financier J. P. Morgan. Ventfort Hall has undergone substantial restoration, which continues.

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