Billie Burke

1884 - 1970

Billie Burke

Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke (August 7, 1884 – May 14, 1970), better known as Billie Burke, 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 1,936,981 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3,138th most popular actor.

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  • 1.9M

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  • 46.20

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Billie Burke ranks 3,096 out of 8,832Before her are Gabrielle Carteris, Leo McKern, Rockmond Dunbar, Alec McCowen, Richard Todd, and Alice Ghostley. After her are Adrian Rawlins, George Eads, Nicole Courcel, Dorothy Gish, Gina Torres, and Peppino De Filippo.

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Among people born in 1884, Billie Burke ranks 116Before her are Samuel Berger, Dénes Kőnig, Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Solomon Lefschetz, Martin Klein, and Molla Mallory. After her are León Felipe, Otto Froitzheim, Kostas Varnalis, Evelyn Nesbit, Claes Johanson, and Margit Slachta. Among people deceased in 1970, Billie Burke ranks 144Before her are Pierre Veyron, Cathy O'Donnell, Tammi Terrell, Christopher Kelk Ingold, Max Abegglen, and Adolf Wiklund. After her are Anna Louise Strong, Dora Boothby, Alfred Sturtevant, Abraham Alikhanov, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Cyril Scott.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billie Burke ranks 4,997 out of 12,171Before her are James B. Conant (1893), Rockmond Dunbar (1974), Oscar De La Hoya (1973), Edward Calvin Kendall (1972), Richard H. Truly (1937), and Eddie Lawson (1958). After her are George Eads (1967), Joan Osborne (1962), King Kong Bundy (1955), Dorothy Gish (1898), Gina Torres (1969), and Matt Sorum (1960).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Billie Burke ranks 1,496Before her are Lexington Steele (1969), Mark Rolston (1956), Robert Preston (1918), Mercedes Ruehl (1948), Gabrielle Carteris (1961), and Rockmond Dunbar (1974). After her are George Eads (1967), Dorothy Gish (1898), Gina Torres (1969), James Franciscus (1934), Emma Roberts (1991), and Shirley Booth (1898).