WorldCat Identities

Burke, Billie 1885-1970

Overview
Works: 217 works in 467 publications in 5 languages and 13,764 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Humor 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Correspondent, Singer, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them
Father of the bride by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Father of the Bride is the delightfully humorous story of the trials and tribulations which beset a family prior to thier daughter's big day"--Container
Dinner at eight by George Cukor ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Park Avenue snob gives a dinner party for a visiting English peer. Little does she realize that her shipping magnate husband is bankrupt and that her daughter is having an affair with an older man
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade
With a feather on my nose by Billie Burke ( Book )
4 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The popular comedienne's account of her theatrical career and her married life with Florenz Ziegfeld
Topper Topper returns ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Topper]: A sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker. [Topper returns]: Cosmo Topper helps a shapely ghost track down her killer
Sergeant Rutledge by John Ford ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An African-American "buffalo soldier" is accused of rape and murder, but is successfully defended by a white officer during his trial in 1881
The young Philadelphians by Directed by Vincent Sherman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Lawrence is an up-and-coming lawyer, whose career is interrupted by the Korean War. On the eve of his decision to run for political office, he finds himself about to defend a down-and-out friend in a murder case that threatens to expose the Main Line's darkest secrets
In this our life by John Huston ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanley Timberlake is a young woman who decides to dump her fianceĢ and runs off with her sister Roy's husband. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts to win back Craig's affections, but her true character is revealed when, rather than take the rap herself, she attempts to pin a hit and run accident on a young black clerk who works in Craig's law office
With powder on my nose by Billie Burke ( Book )
11 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Father's little dividend by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanley Banks (Spencer Tracy), having married off his daughter, finds his peace and quiet shattered when he learns he's about to become a grandfather
The man who came to dinner by William Keighley ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While on a lecture tour in the midwest, an acid-tongued radio celebrity and his secretary accept a dinner invitation from an ordinary, all-American family. Unfortunately, he breaks his hip and must move in to recuperate -- bringing his eccentric lifestye and oddball friends into their well-ordered lives
Topper ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker
Christopher Strong by Dorothy Arzner ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Jail bait] A newspaperman deliberately allows himself to be imprisoned on a murder charge in order that another reporter can track down the real murderer
Doubting Thomas ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will Rogers plays Thomas Brown, president of Brown's Breakfast Sausage. All's well until Mrs. Brown decides to join an amateur theater group. Even a disastrous opening night fails to dampen anyone's enthusiasm, so Thomas resorts to other means to discourage his wife's theatrical ambitions
Eternally yours ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's a magic show; it's a love triangle; it's escapism at its best. Complete with world cruises, chincilla coats, champagne hangovers, elaborate lodges, and Houdini-like stunts, this melodrama/comedy is refreshing from beginning to end
Greatest classic films collection. Arsenic and old lace ; A night at the opera ; The long, long trailer ; Father of the bride ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Disc 2]. In The long, long trailer, newlyweds hit the honeymoon road with a 40-foot trailer in tow. In Father of the bride, chaos reigns when the beautiful daughter of a family casually announces her plans to marry. What follows is a warmly humorous story, with wedding preparations, ruffled egos and the unavoidable meeting with the prospective in-laws
Craig's wife ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A heartless woman marries a good and simple man only for the security he can bring to her. Her obsessive, narrow-minded search for perfection leaves her to the loneliness she has plotted for herself
Young in heart ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A family of card sharks meet a wealthy older lady who is very lonely. They hope that by winning her affections, she will name them in her will
Becky Sharp by Rouben Mamoulian ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film was the first full length feature to use the three-strip Technicolor process and stars Miriam Hopkins in the title role. Set during the end of the Napoleonic era, this tale centers on Becky Sharp, a young woman from a lower class family that works her way up into society through contacts she makes while at school. After using various men to raise her status with society, Becky's standing is dealt a serious blow and is forced to work as a singing girl working in a beer hall. Undaunted by her decline, Becky vows to once again gain her status with society and eventually resumes her climb
 
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Alternative Names
Burke, Billie, 1886-
Burke, Billy, 1885-1970
Burke, Ethel 1885-1970
Burke, Mary William Ethelbert Appleton, 1885-1970
Ziegfeld, Florenz, Mrs, 1886-1970
Languages
English (222)
English, Old (5)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
French (2)
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