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Billie Bird

Vaudeville comedienne Billie Bird Sellen was discovered at an orphanage at the age of eight years and hired to tour theater circuits with a vaudeville troupe. During the Vietnam War she accompanied 12 USO tours entertaining the troops in the war zone in the 1960s and 1970s. She had worked as recently as 1995 when she appeared in Jury Duty (1995), starring Pauly Shore. Other notable performances were in Dennis the Menace (1993) and Home Alone (1990). One of her best-known film appearances was in the 1968 movie The Odd Couple (1968). Her last appearance was a cameo in 1997 in the short-lived television comedy George & Leo (1997) with Judd Hirsch and Bob Newhart. She had also been a regular from 1988-1992 in the sitcom Dear John (1988), and in a series of performances as a cheerful and sassy senior citizen in such productions as Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) and Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987). Date of Death: 27 November 2002, Granada Hills (Alzheimer's disease)

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Feb 28, 1908 In Pocatello, Idaho
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Mating Season 1951-01-12
Latest Project:
Movie Jury Duty 1995-04-12
Known For
Poster of The Wonder Years
Poster of Apple's Way
Poster of The Lemon Drop Kid
Movie Jury Duty Rose 1995-04-12
Movie Dennis the Menace Edith Butterwell 1993-06-23
Movie Home Alone Woman in Airport 1990-11-16
Movie The End of Innocence Mrs. Yabledablov 1990-12-06
Movie That's Adequate 1989-01-01
Movie Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Mrs. Stanwyck 1989-03-09
Series The Wonder Years Unknown 1988-01-31
Series Dear John Unknown 1988-10-06
Movie Ernest Saves Christmas Mary Morrissey 1988-11-11
Series Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Series The Charmings Unknown 1987-03-20
Movie Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Mrs. Feldman 1987-04-02
Series Max Headroom Unknown 1987-03-31
Movie One Crazy Summer Grandma 1986-08-08
Movie Help Wanted: Kids Bea 1986-02-02
Series Starman Unknown 1986-09-19
Movie Ratboy Psychic 1986-10-17
Movie Sixteen Candles Dorthy Baker 1984-05-04
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie Max Dugan Returns Older Woman 1983-03-25
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Movie Young Doctors in Love The Hospital Staff - Flower Lady 1982-07-16
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Series It Takes Two 1982-10-14
Series Benson 1979-09-13
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Series Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Series Apple's Way Unknown 1974-02-10
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Movie Getting Straight 1970-05-13
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Barefoot in the Park 1967-05-25
Movie The Las Vegas Hillbillys 1966-05-11
Movie The Cat Burglar Mrs. Prattle 1961-07-01
Movie Too Soon to Love Mrs. Jefferson 1960-02-01
Movie Born to Be Loved Drunk's Wife 1959-06-06
Movie Blue Denim Woman (uncredited) 1959-07-30
Movie Unwed Mother Gertie 1958-11-23
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie Just Across the Street Pearl 1952-06-26
Movie Somebody Loves Me Essie 1952-09-24
Movie My Wife's Best Friend Katie 1952-10-09
Movie The Mating Season Mugsy 1951-01-12
Movie The Lemon Drop Kid Racetrack Bettor on Iron Bar (uncredited) 1951-04-02
Movie Rhubarb Mona Lizzie (uncredited) 1951-08-29
Movie Journey Into Light Gertie 1951-09-28
Movie Darling, How Could You! Rosie 1951-08-08
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