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Subject: Outlived Billie Burke "The Good Wiitch" by 15 years


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She died May 14, 1970, at 85
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Date Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 04:13:46pm
In reply to: Bio & PHOTOS 's message, "ARCHIVE: May 16, 1985 ~Margaret Hamilton, Hollywood character actress extrordinaire, whose screen career lasted 50 years, best known as 'Wiked Witch" in 1939's THE WIZARD OF OZ, dies at 82. ..." on Tuesday, May 16, 02:37:41pm

Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke (August 7, 1884 May 14, 1970) was an American actress, famous on Broadway and in early silent film, best 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.

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Actor Frankie Thomas saw both parents turn 100. -Now that Spielberg's out of the running, who'll be the the next celeb with TWO 100+ year old patents?? (NT)...Prince Charles of GW Bush??Tuesday, May 16, 04:25:32pm


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