Billie Burke

Billie Burke

Highest Rated: 100% Craig's Wife (1936)

Lowest Rated: 55% The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Birthday: Aug 7, 1884

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Glamorous light comedienne who, in the midst of a successful Broadway career, entered films at the behest of Thomas Ince in 1916. After a period away from films, Burke returned to features in the early 1930s in character roles. She is perhaps best known as Glinda, the Good Witch of the East, in the timeless "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). Burke enjoyed great popularity as a featured player over the next two decades, often playing dithery, aristocratic types. Married to impresario Florenz Ziegfeld from 1914 until his death in 1932.

Highest rated movies

Father's Little Dividend
Craig's Wife
The Wizard of Oz
Sergeant Rutledge
Father of the Bride
Dinner at Eight
Topper Returns
Topper

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 90% Sergeant Rutledge Mrs. Cordelia Fosgate (Character) - 1960
71% 80% The Young Philadelphians Mrs. J. Arthur Allen (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 13% Small Town Girl Mrs. Livingston (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Darling, How Could You! Rosie (Character) - 1951
100% 62% Father's Little Dividend Doris Dunstan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 71% Three Husbands Mrs. Jenny Bard Whittaker (Character) - 1950
90% 74% Father of the Bride Doris Dunstan (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boy From Indiana Zelda Bagley (Character) - 1950
55% 70% The Barkleys of Broadway Mrs. Livingston Belney (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bachelor's Daughters Molly Burns (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 38% Breakfast in Hollywood Mrs Frances Cartwright (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 50% The Cheaters Mrs. Pidgeon (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gildersleeve on Broadway Mrs. Laura Chandler (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diamonds and Crime Liza Prescott (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 56% Hi Diddle Diddle Liza Prescott (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 77% In This Our Life Lavinia Timberlake (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl Trouble Mrs. Rowland (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 44% They All Kissed the Bride Mrs. Drew (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night in Lisbon Catherine Enfilden (Character) - 1941
89% 80% Topper Returns Mrs. Clara Topper (Character) - 1941
86% 82% The Man Who Came to Dinner Daisy Stanley (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Man of Borneo Bernice Marshall (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ghost Comes Home Cora Adams (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 50% And One Was Beautiful Mrs. Julia Lattimer (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hullabaloo Penny Merriweather (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 40% Irene Mrs. Herman Vincent (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dulcy Eleanor Forbes (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Captain Is a Lady Blossy Stort (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember? Mrs. Bronson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 30% Eternally Yours Aunt Abby (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 68% Topper Takes a Trip Mrs. Clara Topper (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bridal Suite Mrs. McGill (Character) - 1939
99% 89% The Wizard of Oz Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (Character) $5.5M 1939
No Score Yet 50% Zenobia Mrs. Bessie Tibbett (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 52% Everybody Sing Diana Bellaire (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 77% Merrily We Live Mrs. Emily Kilbourne (Character) - 1938
89% 81% Topper Mrs. Topper (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 64% Navy Blue and Gold Mrs. Alyce Gates (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 40% Parnell Miss Clara Wood (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 67% The Bride Wore Red Contessa di Meina (Character) - 1937
100% 57% Craig's Wife Mrs. Frazier (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 40% Splendor Clarissa (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Feather in Her Hat Julia Anders (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It Mrs. Daniel Van Dyke (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 31% Becky Sharp Lady Bareacres (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 20% Doubting Thomas Paula Brown (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 60% After Office Hours Mrs. Norwood (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Rich Again Mrs. Linda Page (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 49% Forsaking All Others Aunt Paula (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 30% Finishing School Mrs. Helen Crawford Radcliff (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where Sinners Meet Eustasia (Character) - 1934
90% 75% Dinner at Eight Millicent Jordan (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 71% Only Yesterday Julia Warren (Character) - 1933
80% 41% Christopher Strong Lady Elaine Strong (Character) - 1933
60% 56% A Bill of Divorcement Meg Fairfield (Character) - 1932

TV

Credit
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Mavis Matthews Conway (Guest Star) 1960