She gave an unforgettable performance as Glinda, the Good Witch, in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. She hosted her talk show, At Home With Billie Burke, from 1951 to 1952. The last role she played was a version of herself in the 1960 film Pepe.
She was born Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke and went on to tour with her father, who worked as a circus clown.
She played Emily Kilbourne in Merrily We Live. She amassed over 90 acting credits throughout her 40-year spanning career.
She had one daughter and four grandchildren. She was married to Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. from 1914 to 1932.
She appeared in the classic musical film The Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland.