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Only Bad Witches Are Ugly: Happy Birthday Billie Burke

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Billie Burke, known to many as Glinda the Good Witch of the North from the Wizard of Oz, has taught us many valuable lessons. Today's video lunch is a reminder that sometimes witches are cryptic, sometimes they have answers they won't tell you, sometimes they condone murder as long as you get a rad pair of shoes out of the deal, and most importantly, that only bad witches are ugly. Happy would-be birthday to Ms. Burke who was born August 7, 1884 and died at the age of 85 in Los Angeles.

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