Home   >   Movie Stars   >   B   >   Billie Bird

Billie Bird

Billie Bird was an American actress and comedienne born Berneice Bird in Pocatello, Idaho.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Billie Bird Facts

OccupationActress, Comedian
BirthdayFebruary 28, 1908
BirthplacePocatello, Idaho, USA
Date of deathNovember 27, 2002 (age 94)

Selected Filmography

Dennis the Menace
One Crazy Summer
Barefoot in the Park
Ernest Saves Christmas
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
Half a Hero
Sixteen Candles
Continue » Find more details on the Billie Bird Movies page