WorldCat Identities

Burke, Billie 1885-1970

Overview
Works: 241 works in 508 publications in 4 languages and 14,304 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Fantasy films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Comedy films  Biography  History 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Singer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Billie Burke
The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming( Visual )

82 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 5,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Gale lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. She has a pet dog named Toto. When Miss Gulch takes Toto away, Toto escapes and runs back to Dorothy. Soon, she runs away from home, and runs into the fake psychic, Professor Marvel. He tells Dorothy that Her Auntie Em is sick, so Dorothy and Toto run back home, but a tornado comes and takes Dorothy and Toto to Oz, a place somewhere over the rainbow. She lands in Munchkinland. Her house accidently lands on the Wicked Witch of the West's sister and Dorothy magically inherits the pair of ruby slippers that were on her feet. Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, tells Dorothy to follow the Yellow Brick Road to see the Wizard so she can get back home. Along the way, she befriends Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion. They are also seeking help from the Wizard because the Scarecrow needs a brain, Tinman needs a heart, and Lion needs courage
Father of the bride by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,135 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 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film concerns the efforts of a social-minded New York lady to give a dinner party to a royal British couple, her difficulties in picking just the right kind of guests, the necessity of inviting some oddly matched couples, all of them involved in little personal tragedies, and finally the failure of the guests of honor to show up
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 918 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 )

6 editions published between 1949 and 1950 in English and held by 542 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 459 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 )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and held by 398 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 )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 320 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 292 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 )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father's little dividend by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

20 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spencer Tracy is about to become a grandfather. If he thought he wasn't ready for a son-in-law, he really isn't ready for phase two
Christopher Strong by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )

9 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and German and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Christopher Strong] A record-breaking flyer falls hopelessly in love with a married man. Though madly in love, he can't divorce his good natured and caring wife
The man who came to dinner by William Keighley( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 221 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 )

10 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker. A comedy
Doubting Thomas( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 181 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 150 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 139 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
Young in heart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 114 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
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
Becky Sharp by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and held by 105 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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Alternative Names
Bili Berk

Billie Burke actrice américaine

Billie Burke actriz estadounidense

Billie Burke aktorka amerykańska

Billie Burke Amerikaans acteur

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

בילי בורק

بلی برک

بیلی برک بازیگر آمریکایی

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Father of the brideDinner at eightSergeant RutledgeIn this our lifeThe man who came to dinnerEternally yoursGreatest classic films collection. Arsenic and old lace ; A night at the opera ; The long, long trailer ; Father of the bride