Billie Burke

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Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke (August 7, 1884 – May 14, 1970) was an American actress, famous on Broadway and in early silent film, but is primarily known to modern audiences as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the movie musical The Wizard of Oz. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1938 for her performance as Emily Kilbourne in Merrily We Live and is also remembered for her appearances in the Topper series. Billie Burke was the wife of Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., of Ziegfeld Follies fame, from 1914 until his death in 1932. Her voice was unique in intonation, which she accentuated in her later character roles as dim-witted, spoiled society types.

Age: 85 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Glinda the Good Witch of The Wizard of Oz


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1960 Pepe Billie Burke
1960 Sergeant Rutledge Mrs. Cordelia Fosgate
1959 The Young Philadelphians Mrs. J. Arthur Allen
1958 77 Sunset Strip Mavis Matthews Conway
1956 Playhouse 90 Mrs. Purcell, Mrs. Rutledge
1955 Matinee Theatre Aunt
1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater -
1954 The Best of Broadway Martha Brewster
1953 Small Town Girl Mrs. Livingston
1952 Doc Corkle -
1951 Father's Little Dividend Doris Dunstan



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