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BILLIE BURKE COLLECTION

 Billie Burke Collection

1 MP3 CD - 25 episodes


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Billy Burke
Billie Burke

Billie Burke "that bright morning star" was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke on August 7, 1885, in Washington, DC.  A child of a clown (literally), her family toured Europe as entertainers and she was born to perform . 

Billie Burke married Florenz Ziegfeld, a la Ziegfeld Follies, in 1914, and they had a daughter, Patricia. Though she preferred stage acting, the Stock Market crash of 1929 and following death of her husband in 1932 left Burke with debts and she returned to film acting.  She subsequently starred in many comedies and musicals, typecast as a ditzy lady, due to comedic flair and high pitched voice.  She is best remembered for her role of Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the Wizard of Oz; the character remains an icon of goodness, strength, and wisdom.

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The Billie Burke Show was heard on Saturday mornings from April 3, 1943 to September 21, 1946.  The titlne character played as flaky lady with the distinct high voice and an abundance of generosity and good will towards individuals in her community.  Gullible and foolish, she mixed proverbs like "let sleeping dogs gather no moss.  In one of episode while helping a Willie, a homeless person, she mistakes him for a traveling salesman, but decides that he is a "respectable tramp" and feeds him all the food from her kitchen, angering her conniving brother Julius.  In the end of each episode, she teaches others of pathos and optimism.

Sponsored by Listerine, the show encouraged listeners to keep brushing and keep smiling with naturally bright shinning teeth. With Billie Burke's enchanting voice and heart of gold, it's hard not to smile.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
25 recordings - total playtime 13 hours 59 minutes

Billie Burke Show 460000 Electric Wallpaper
Billie Burke Show 460308 Building Playground
Billie Burke Show 460427 Tramp
Billie Burke Show 460603 Free For All Playground
Biography In Sound 550320 10 Ethel Barrymore
Duffys 440201 115 Archie Needs Finnegan Marry Billie Burke
Ft 480722 076 One In Million
Ft 520130 255 Curtain Call For Genesis
Ft 520917 285 Curtain Call For Genesis
Good News 381020 043 W Joan Crawford
Martin & Lewis 490823 019 W Billie Burke
Movietown Radio Theater 480000 You Must Meet Maggie
Pabst Blue Ribbon 441022 Charlie Opens Frog Farm Welles
Pabst Blue Ribbon 470216 Nelson Eddy & Billie Burke
Pabst Blue Ribbon 480513 073 Lauritz Melchior
Pabst Blue Ribbon 480520 074 Revue Called Inside Hollywood
Pabst Blue Ribbon 480527 36 Eddie Goes To Ucla
Pabst Blue Ribbon 480608 Michael Redgrave Wants House
Pabst Blue Ribbon480506 33 Going After Smith Vote
Rudy Vallee 381201 George Gibbitt, Bille Burke, Paul Garetts
Rudy Vallee 401128 Reh Escort Service
Rudy Vallee 401226 Reh Courtroom Trial
Screen Guild 390514 019 Variety
Stagestruck 540321 Life And Career Of Florenz Ziegfeld
Ziegfeld Follies Of Air 320403

 


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