Billie Burke

1884 - 1970

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Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke (August 7, 1884 – May 14, 1970) was an American actress who was famous on Broadway and radio, and in silent and sound films. She is best known to modern audiences as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie musical The Wizard of Oz (1939). Burke was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Emily Kilbourne in Merrily We Live (1938). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billie Burke has received more than 2,226,400 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Billie Burke is the 3,095th most popular actor (down from 3,092nd in 2019), the 4,959th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,992nd in 2019) and the 1,518th most popular American Actor.

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  • 28

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  • 1.83

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  • 4.59

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Among actors, Billie Burke ranks 3,095 out of 10,030Before her are Amy Madigan, Oscar Isaac, Chiara Mastroianni, Jimmy Durante, Jean Marsh, and Fred Gwynne. After her are Nigel Bruce, Nick Cassavetes, Russ Tamblyn, Haifa Wehbe, Jennifer Esposito, and Anthony Wong.

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Among people born in 1884, Billie Burke ranks 128Before her are Dobri Bozhilov, Maciej Rataj, Ture Rangström, Oliver Kirk, Zofia Nałkowska, and Juhan Aavik. After her are Solomon Lefschetz, Joseph Pholien, Adeodato Giovanni Piazza, Arthur Ransome, Ludowika Jakobsson, and Samuel Berger. Among people deceased in 1970, Billie Burke ranks 148Before her are Max Abegglen, Jérôme Carcopino, Julius Pokorny, Orhan Kemal, Dora Boothby, and Ștefan Barbu. After her are František Junek, Pierre Mac Orlan, Sydney Chapman, Alfréd Rényi, Ludovico Bidoglio, and Cyril Scott.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billie Burke ranks 4,959 out of 15,968Before her are Betty Holberton (1917), Billy Blanks (1955), Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš (1964), Dee Dee Warwick (1942), Jimmy Durante (1893), and Fred Gwynne (1926). After her are Asa Gray (1810), Joey Kramer (1950), Manny Ayulo (1921), Charles Yerkes (1837), Andrea True (1943), and Nick Cassavetes (1959).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Billie Burke ranks 1,518Before her are Brenda Strong (1960), Julian Beck (1925), Alexandra Hedison (1969), Amy Madigan (1950), Jimmy Durante (1893), and Fred Gwynne (1926). After her are Nick Cassavetes (1959), Russ Tamblyn (1934), Jennifer Esposito (1973), John Terry (1950), James Marsters (1962), and Emma Roberts (1991).

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