Who was Billie Burke?  She was Glinda in The Wizard of Oz.  Unusual name for that time in history.

Who was Billie Burke? She was Glinda in The Wizard of Oz. Unusual name for that time in history.

Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke (August 7, 1884 – May 14, 1970) was an American actress. She is primarily known to modern audiences as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the musical film The Wizard of Oz. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Emily Kilbourne in Merrily We Live. Burke was also the wife of Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., of Ziegfeld Follies fame, from 1914 until his death.

Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke (August 7, 1884 – May 14, 1970) was an American actress. She is primarily known to modern audiences as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the musical film The Wizard of Oz. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Emily Kilbourne in Merrily We Live. Burke was also the wife of Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., of Ziegfeld Follies fame, from 1914 until his death.

Judy Garland, Billie Burke (who played Glinda in the Wizard of Oz), and Katharine Hepburn

Judy Garland, Billie Burke (who played Glinda in the Wizard of Oz), and Katharine Hepburn

You've always had the power, my dear. You've had it all along.~Glinda in Wizard of Oz. (Billie Burke was in her early 50s when she played Glinda!)

You've always had the power, my dear. You've had it all along.~Glinda in Wizard of Oz. (Billie Burke was in her early 50s when she played Glinda!)

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