Talk:Billie Burke

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Name[edit]

Billie Burke vs. Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke b Actually, there's no hard and fast rule, but a person's full name is generally not considered trivia and usually goes first. See Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, Mother Teresa, Groucho Marx, and Ringo Starr, and then John Wayne for contrast. As a compromise, I propose following the Groucho Marx example: "Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke, known as Billie Burke" -- BCorr ¤ Брайен 22:29, 25 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Filmography[edit]

In 1939 (at age 55) she was chosen to play Glinda, the Good Witch of the North.... Production was actually begun in '38.

A Billie Burke is shown in the credits in many episodes of the TV show, "Topper" (1953) as Henrietta Topper. Other than a host of a classic movie or TV shows program once mentioning that Billie Burke was reprising her film role as Mrs. Topper, there is no mention at all elsewhere about this. How many Billie Burkes are there?

Aooni (talk) 19:04, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

There was only one Billie Burke. But there was also only one Lee Patrick (Bogart's "pal" Effie in The Maltese Falcon), who, believe it or not, played Topper's wife Henrietta on the TV show. When she was older, during the TV show (1953 to 1955), Lee Patrick looked and acted very much like Billie Burke.(Main Reference) Billie Burke played Topper's wife Clara in Topper (film), Topper Takes a Trip, and Topper Returns). David Spector 14:35, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Death[edit]

Okay, so the article states that she died at the age of 85, but her picture-profile states 84. So which is it?

Bisexual?[edit]

in 2009 biography about Billie Burke, 'Mrs. Ziegfeld', it says that she had affairs with women. is that true?--68.51.87.188 (talk) 15:28, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

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Main image[edit]

Hi, Don't you think that File:Studio publicity Billie Burke.JPG would be better? Regards, Yann (talk) 21:29, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

They're both good. But I think the linked one is a bit too stark, with its black background, so not as natural. --Light show (talk) 23:23, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
And what about File:Billie Burke 15826u.jpg? Much bigger, and without writing. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:12, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

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