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Burke, Billie 1885-1970

Overview
Works: 249 works in 535 publications in 4 languages and 14,365 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Children's films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Motion pictures  Juvenile works  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Correspondent, Dedicatee, Singer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Billie Burke
Publications by Billie Burke
Publications by Billie Burke, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Billie Burke
The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming( visu )
89 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 5,287 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( visu )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
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
Dinner at eight by George Cukor( visu )
12 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 976 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( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 917 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 534 libraries worldwide
The popular comedienne's account of her theatrical career and her married life with Florenz Ziegfeld
Topper Topper returns ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 464 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( visu )
8 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and held by 404 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( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 323 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
In this our life by John Huston( visu )
6 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Davis plays a scheming, headstrong, rotten to the core villainess audiences love to hate
With powder on my nose by Billie Burke( Book )
9 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Father's little dividend by Vincente Minnelli( visu )
20 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Sequel to "Father of the bride." Stanley Banks discovers that becoming a grandfather is just as chaotic as gaining a son-in-law
Christopher Strong by Dorothy Arzner( visu )
12 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 223 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)
The man who came to dinner by William Keighley( visu )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 212 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 lifestyle and oddball friends into their well-ordered lives
Topper ( visu )
11 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and German and held by 203 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 180 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 ( visu )
20 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 147 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 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 142 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 118 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 ( visu )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 111 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( visu )
9 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and held by 102 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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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
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بلی برک
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