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Billie Burke
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    (August 7, 1885-May 14, 1970)
    Birth name is Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke
    Best known as Glinda the Good Witch in 'The Wizard of Oz (1939)'
    Acted in 'A Bill of Divorcement (1932),' 'Splendor (1935),' 'Topper (1937),' 'Bridal Suite (1939),' 'The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942),' 'And Baby Makes Three (1949)' and 'Father of the Bride (1950)'
    She had three middle names.
    She wrote two autobiographies.
    Her father was a famous circus clown.
    She had a high, helium voice.
    Despite a long career in show business, she is only really remembered for her role in 'The Wizard of Oz.'
    All of her stock investments were wiped out in the 1929 stock market crash (October 29, 1929).
    Having lost his life savings in the crash, her husband, Florenz, died a broken man three years later (1932).
    She said, 'Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.'
    She was nominated for an Oscar.
    She was portrayed by Myrna Loy in 'The Great Ziegfield (1936).'

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