Bird, Billie (1908–2002)

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Bird, Billie (1908–2002)

American comedic actress on tv and screen. Name variations: Billie Bird Sellen. Born Feb 28, 1908, in Pocatello, Idaho; died Nov 27, 2002, in Granada Hills, California; m. Edwin Sellen (died 1966); children: 3.

Orphaned as a child; at 8, hired to tour circuits with a vaudeville troupe; films include The Odd Couple, Ernest Saves Christmas, Jury Duty, Dennis the Menace and Home Alone; had recurring role on "Dear John" (1988–92); often entertained troops in Vietnam with USO.