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A LITTLE PERSONAL TAL ABOUT BILLIE BURKE,
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Billie-Burke's father-was a clown;uvBarnum& Bailey's circus.
jThat was in tjie qlfl pays, when a clown wd quite a" great man ih-
deed, and had to be a'yery clever actor and pantomimit.
He wanted 'a son to follow him in his'calling; &nd become just
as great a clown as he, was, and he was quite disappointed when the
stork left a girl on his doorstep.
Just to show how disappointed he was, he named her "Billie,"
and educated" her with the hope that' some day she" would become
When Bilhe grew up she. loved the stage just as jnUch as ft$r
father had hoped she would, and she made her first appearance in
musical comedy in England.
Then she came over to the United States with John Drew, and
she was such a success, and niade so many friends in every city in
which she played, that Frqhman made her a star the very next yeari