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Billie Burke, American actress.


Burke, Billie was born on August 7, 1886 in Washington, District of Columbia. Daughter of William E. and Blanche Burke.


Educated schools in France and London, England.


1 daughter, Mistress William R. Stephenson. Made debut as singer at Pavilion Music Hall, London, 1902, as support of Edna May in The School Girl”. Appeared in The Duchess of Dantzic,” The Blue Moon” and The Belle of Mayfair,” London, 1906.

1st dramatic engagement as leading woman in Mr. George,” 1907, and Mistress Ponderbury’s Past”. John Drew’s leading woman, in America, in My Wife,” 1907.

Star in Love Watchers,” Lyceum Theatre, New York, 1908, Mistress Dot,” 1910. As Suzanne Beulemans in Suzanne,” at Lyceum Theatre, New York, 1911. As Colette in The Runaway,” 1911.

In Marriage of Convenience,” 1918. Starring in Caesar’s Wife,” 1919. In Booth Tarkington’s Intimate Strangers,” 1921.

Rose Briar,” 1923; Annie Dear,” 1924. The Marquise” (by Noel Coward), 1927. Happy Husbands,” 1929.

Truth Game,” 1930, Vinegar Tree,” 1931. Has appeared in many motion pictures including Becky Sharp,” My American Wife,” Craig’s Wife,” The Bride Wore Red,” Everybody Sing,” Wizard of Oz,” Eternally Yours”. Home: Brentwood California.


Married Florenz Ziegfeld, Junior, April.

William E.

Blanche Burke

Florenz Ziegfeld