Billie Bird

Billie Bird

American actress and comedian
Date of Birth: 28.02.1908
Country: USA

Biography of Billy Bird

Billy Bird was an American actress and comedian. She was born Bernis Bird in Pocatello, Idaho. Her talent as an actress emerged at an early age, at 8 years old, when she lived in an orphanage. During that time, she began performing in vaudeville shows, and later in theater and cabaret. Eventually, her focus shifted to film and television.

Billie Bird

According to the Internet Movie Database, Bird played her first role as an actress in 1921, although the accuracy of these dates is uncertain. Regardless, her true debut in film occurred in 1950 when she had a small role in the movie "The Odd Couple." Her character, a maid, only had one line in the film - "Goodnight."

Billie Bird

Bird frequently worked with director John Hughes and appeared in several of his films in the 1980s and 1990s, including "Sixteen Candles," "Dennis the Menace," and "Home Alone." Interestingly, in the latter two films, her on-screen husband was veteran American actor Bill Erwin. Another successful film during that period was the fourth installment of the popular comedy series "Police Academy," where Bird played the role of Mrs. Lois Feldman.

Billie Bird

Her last on-screen appearance was in 1995, in the movie "Jury Duty" with Pauly Shore. Apart from her film career, Bird also had numerous roles on television. Some of the notable series she appeared in include "Ironside," "Eight Is Enough," "The Facts of Life," "Who's the Boss?," and "Knots Landing." She was also a regular cast member on the show "Benson" from 1984 to 1986. In 1988, she was invited to join the project "Dear John" with Judd Hirsch. Bird's final television appearance was in the CBS comedy series "George and Leo," starring Hirsch and Bob Newhart.

Bird was married to Edwin Sellen, and their marriage ended with his death in 1966. She had three children with him. The actress passed away on November 27, 2002, in Granada Hills, California, at the age of 94. Her death followed a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Bird was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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