Billie Burke

Billie Burke

( 1884 – 1970 )

You probably remember her as  “Glinda”, the Good Witch of the North in “The Wizard of Oz” but Billie Burke was much,much more……. She was in about 80 movies, silent and sound, 25 or so Plays on Broadway, and also did radio and television. Her husband was Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., of Ziegfeld Follies fame…….

She is buried in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

Trivia:

Other notables buried there-

Harry Davenport ( He played Dr. Meade in “Gone With the Wind”)

Lou Gehrig (“The Iron Horse” Baseball Player)

Robert De Niro, Sr. (Artist and father of Robert De Niro) check out his work, if you love art……

Tommy Dorsey (Big Band leader)

There are a lot more if you are a History/Arts buff.