Mary William Ethelbert Appleton "Billie" Burke (August 7, 1884 – May 14, 1970) was an American actress. She is primarily known to modern audiences as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in the musical film The Wizard of Oz. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Emily Kilbourne in Merrily We Live. She was also the wife of Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., of Ziegfeld Follies fame, from 1914 until his death. Her voice was unique in intonation.