Billie Burke

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Forgotten Hollywood: Billie Burke

Silent movie star Billie Burke once said of Hollywood, “To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor and the physical stamina of a cow pony. ” She had an almost six-decade career in show business, was the highest-paid star in silent movies for a while, and had a turbulent marriage as the second wife of Broadway impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, but she is mostly remembered as Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz.