WorldCat Identities

Burke, Billie 1885-1970

Overview
Works: 260 works in 598 publications in 6 languages and 15,277 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Fantasy films  Children's films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Domestic comedy films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Other, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Billie Burke
The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming( Visual )

103 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 5,085 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 )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,225 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 959 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 )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and French and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their first film together in a decade, Fred and Ginger play a bickering show biz couple; Fred is a driven dancer while Ginger would like to give up the dancing act for stage dramas
The man who came to dinner by William Keighley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pompous lecturer is forced to spend the winter inside a prominent Ohio family's home due to injury, and proceeds to meddle with the lives of everyone in the household
With a feather on my nose by Billie Burke( Book )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular comedienne's account of her theatrical career and her married life with Florenz Ziegfeld
Topper ; Topper returns( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 461 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 )

16 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 418 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 Vincent Sherman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up and coming young lawyer, Anthony Lawrence faces several ethical and emotional dilemmas as he climbs the Philadelphia social ladder. His personal and professional skills are tested as he tries to balance the needs of his fiance Joan, the expectations of his colleagues and his own obligation to defend his friend Chester on a murder count
The Wizard of Oz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 320 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
In this our life by John Huston( Visual )

7 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Timberlake is a young woman who decides to dump her fiancé 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 )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences and practical advice for all mature women
Father's little dividend by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

21 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spencer Tracy, having married off his daughter, finds his peace and quiet shattered when he learns he's about to become a grandfather
Christopher Strong by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and German and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hepburn portrays a record-breaking flyer who falls hopelessly in love with a married man (Colin Clive). Though madly in love, he can't divorce his good natured and caring wife (Billie Burke)
Topper( Visual )

11 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nach einem tödlichen Verkehrsunfall kehrt ein leichtlebiges Ehepaar für kurze Zeit ins Leben zurück, um an einem von seiner Frau tyrannisierten Bankier eine gute Tat zu vollbringen. Leicht frivole Filmgroteske aus den 30er Jahren mit verblüffenden Filmtricks, glänzenden Darstellern und geistreichen Dialogen [...]". [film-dienst.de]
Doubting Thomas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 176 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
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 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Disc 1]. In Arsenic and old lace, a drama critic about to marry discovers insanity runs in his family. In A night at the opera, a New York scandal, a riot on a ship, and an evening of insanity in a concert hall are some of the problems resulting from Groucho's outrageous business schemes. The goal-- to bring Milan's finest opera stars to Manhattan
Eternally yours( Visual )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loretta Young deserts her magician husband due to the boredom of their shiftless life and marries another man, realizing her true feelings for him only when she thinks he has drowned
The Young in heart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 120 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 )

11 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Thackeray's Vanity Fair about a hardened orphan who wages war on English society as an ambitious social climber. The first feature film photographed in Technicolor
 
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Dinner at eight
Alternative Names
Bili Berk

Billie Burke actrice américaine

Billie Burke actriz estadounidense

Billie Burke aktorka amerykańska

Billie Burke Amerikaans acteur

Billie Burke Amerikaans actrice

Billie Burke attrice statunitense

Billie Burke US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Burke, Billie 1886-

Burke, Billy 1885-1970

Burke, Ethel 1885-1970

Burke Mary William Ethelbert Appleton 1885-1970

Ziegfeld, Florenz 1886-1970 Mrs

Ziegfeld, Florenz, Mrs, 1886-1970

Били Берк

Билли Бёрк

Біллі Берк

Բիլի Բյորք

בילי בורק

بلی برک

بیلی برک بازیگر آمریکایی

빌리 버크

ビリー・バーク

比利·伯克 (女演員)

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Father of the brideDinner at eightThe man who came to dinnerSergeant RutledgeThe Wizard of OzIn this our lifeGreatest classic films collection. Arsenic and old lace ; A night at the opera ; The long, long trailer ; Father of the brideEternally yours