Billie Burke

Actress & comedienne Billie Burke signature

Actress & comedienne Billie Burke signature

Pale blue paper slip signed "Yours truly Billie Burke" by the celebrated character actress and comedienne Billie Burke (1884-1970). In very good to near fine condition, with minor discoloration to three of the four edges. Mounted on black construction paper. Overall measures 4.375" x 2.5".

 

Mary "Billie" Burke enjoyed an almost 60-year-long acting career in theater, radio, film, and television. She was also a fashion maven and a published author. Burke married theatrical revue producer Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. (1867-1932) in 1913. After his death in 1932, Burke staged a triumphant return to the entertainment industry. She became a character actress of sorts, typically portraying eccentric socialites and air-headed matrons; her depiction of one such character in Merrily We Live (1938) earned her only Oscar nomination. Burke's most famous role, however, was her ethereal depiction of Glinda the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz (1939).

 

A lovely piece of Hollywoodiana!

 

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