Profile of Billie Burke

Black and white photograph of Billie Burke, 1993

We all have seen Billie Burke as one of the characters in the notable film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. In the film, Burke had portrayed the role of Glinda, the good witch of the North, and the most powerful sorceress in the Land of Oz. However, apart … Read more

20 Facts About Oz’s Bewitching Billie Burke

20 Facts About Oz’s Bewitching Billie Burke

This month, we present some interesting information about actress-comedienne Billie Burke, who portrayed Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, in the classic film. Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, in The Wizard of Oz serves as Dorothy’s benevolent protector against the threatening danger of the Wicked Witch of the West. … Read more

Billie Burke, The Good Witch and an Equally Good Performer

Billie Burke, The Good Witch and an Equally Good Performer

Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke, or “Billie” for short, began acting professionally in the early 20th century, but modern audiences primarily know her as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the much-beloved film, The Wizard of Oz. At the outset of her career, Billie appeared mostly on the Broadway stage. … Read more