skip to content

Burke, Billie 1885-1970

Works: 236 works in 495 publications in 4 languages and 14,151 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Musical films  Comedy films  Humor 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Dedicatee, Other, Singer, Correspondent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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 )
79 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,064 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 accidentally 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 N Meyers( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,136 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( visu )
12 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 1,002 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( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 934 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 )
5 editions published between 1949 and 1950 in English and held by 557 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 461 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 )
7 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and held by 405 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 314 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 299 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 282 libraries worldwide
Father's little dividend by Vincente Minnelli( visu )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Stanely Banks (Spencer Tracy) is hoping for some peace and quiet now that his daughter (Elizabeth Taylor) is married off. But he soon learns he's in for more chaos as an expectant grandfather
The man who came to dinner by William Keighley( visu )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 235 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
Christopher Strong by Dorothy Arzner( visu )
9 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and German and held by 222 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
Topper ( visu )
10 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
A sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker. A comedy
Doubting Thomas ( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 181 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 )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 152 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 136 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 ( visu )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 114 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 112 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( visu )
9 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and held by 103 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
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Alternative Names
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
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.