Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Billie Burke


Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Billie Burke, born on August 7th in 1884!

Birthday girl Billie Burke has an especially coveted role, not only in film history, but in global pop culture, as well. The actress herself may not ring any bells in the minds of children or adults around the world, but you can bet your bottom dollar that her character will! Her performance as Glinda, The Good Witch of the North, in The Wizard of Oz has skyrocketed her image to cultural immortality. Can you name anyone who doesn’t recognize the pink dress, pink crown, and floating pink bubble? Yeah, didn’t think so. But if you can’t tell by now, I like to pay tribute to classic movie actors in less known but equally stellar roles. So, for our birthday girl Billie, I would like to showcase her role as the scatter-brained but loveable high society woman in many a screwball comedy.


Billie Burke in Topper ( 1937, Norman Z. McLeod director)


Billie Burke in Dinner at Eight ( 1933, George Cukor director)


Billie Burke in Merrily We Live (1938, Norman Z. McLeod director)


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