Bird was orphaned young and made a career as an entertainer, first in vaudeville, and later in theater/cabaret, television, and movies.
She is credited on the Internet Movie Database with an appearance in a 1921 movie, but it is not clear if this is accurate. Otherwise, she broke into movies in 1950. Her last film appearance was in 1995.
She was a regular (as Mrs. Philbert) on the TV series Dear John with Judd Hirsch, and on the TV series Hail to the Chief, with Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke playing the first woman President.
She was married to Edwin Sellen, who died in 1966, by whom she had 3 children.
She died in 2002 in Granada Hills, California at the age of 94 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
Billie Bird Facts
|Birthday||February 28, 1908|
|Birthplace||Pocatello, Idaho, USA|
|Date of death||November 27, 2002 (age 94)|
|Dennis the Menace|
|One Crazy Summer|
|Barefoot in the Park|
|Ernest Saves Christmas|
|Police Academy 6: City Under Siege|
|Half a Hero|