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Burke, Billie 1885-1970

Works: 265 works in 664 publications in 6 languages and 16,672 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Children's films  Romantic comedy films  Domestic comedy films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Other, Singer, Correspondent, Dedicatee
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 )
123 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 6,275 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 Nancy Meyers( visu )
13 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,236 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 )
13 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 940 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 )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and French and held by 919 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
The man who came to dinner by George S Kaufman( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 714 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 )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
The popular comedienne's account of her theatrical career and her married life with Florenz Ziegfeld. This is the life story of an actress, a beautiful redheaded actress who lived and played in a glittering era now gone but fondly remembered. Although she attained moments of great fame and happiness, she never knew security. Like her father, the well-known clown, she went through life with a feather on her nose
Topper ; Topper returns ( visu )
4 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Topper returns: Cosmo Topper helps a shapely ghost track down her killer
Sergeant Rutledge by John Ford( visu )
14 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 425 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
Father's little dividend by Vincente Minnelli( visu )
24 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 390 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
The young Philadelphians by Vincent Sherman( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Anthony Lawrence grabs all he can from life's silver platter. The young lawyer knows the right words, the right friends, and how to get his way
The Wizard of Oz ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 320 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( visu )
7 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 307 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 )
14 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Reminiscences and practical advice for all mature women
Christopher Strong by Dorothy Arzner( visu )
12 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 231 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 ( visu )
14 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and German and held by 194 libraries worldwide
A sophisticated and playful couple become ghosts and haunt the life of a stuffy banker
Doubting Thomas ( visu )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 174 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 142 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 138 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
Becky Sharp by Rouben Mamoulian( visu )
11 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 127 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
The Young in heart ( visu )
5 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
The Carletons are a fortune hunting family who will try just about anything to get rich quick. Invited to live with Miss Ellen Fortune, they see a golden opportunity to become the beneficiaries of her will
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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 Amerikaans actrice
Billie Burke attrice statunitense
Billie Burke US-amerikanische Schauspielerin
Burke, Billie 1886-
Burke, Billy.
Burke, Billy 1885-1970
Burke, Ethel 1885-1970
Burke, Mary William Ethelbert Appleton.
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
比利·伯克 (女演員)
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