Richard Burton


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  • Birth Name: Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.
  • Birth Place: Pontrhydyfen, Wales
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/10/1925, Scorpio
  • Date of Death: 08/05/1984
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director
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VIDEO: Lucy Meets the Burtons

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Lucy Meets the Burtons
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Length: 25:50
Aired: 9/14/1970

Lucy mistakes actor Richard Burton for a plumber when he dons overalls to evade a throng of women while on his way to have Elizabeth Taylor's 69 carat ring re-sized. Lucy finds the ring in Burton's discarded overalls, tries it on and can't get it off! watch

Allan McKeown, Tracey Ullman's Husband and Producer, Dies at 67

Allan McKeown, the husband of Tracey Ullman who also served as a producer and co-creator of her comedy shows, died at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday after a battle with prostate cancer, Variety reports. He was 67.

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Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter Bring Burton and Taylor Back to Life

People who actually knew Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton never called them Liz and Dick. The late actors abhorred the tabloid shorthand. They nicknamed each other Lumpy (referring to her body) and Pockmark (referring to his face). Acquaintances addressed them as Richard and Elizabeth. Otherwise, it was Mr. Burton and Ms. Taylor, thank you.

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Year Title Description
2013 In From the Cold? A Portrait of Richard Burton TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2011 Hollywood's Greatest Love Affairs of All Time TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2008 On Location TV Show Series, Actor
2008 The Sandpiper TV Show Series, Appearing
2007 Earth Movie, Cinematographer

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Burton and Taylor vs. Liz & Dick: A Serious Scientific Comparison

It's the battle of the biopics!

Last fall, Lifetimes premiered Lindsay Lohan's "comeback" film Liz & Dick, chronicling Elizabeth Taylor's romance with Richard Burton. Now BBC has responded with its own version of the couple's tumultuous relationship, Burton and Taylor. So is the latest take on the infamous couple actually any better than the Lifetime bomb? Let's take a look:

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Ratings: Lifetime's Liz & Dick Fails to Shine

Lindsay Lohan's highly anticipated turn as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz & Dick failed to make much of a splash with viewers in its premiere Sunday night.

The TV movie, also starring Grant Bowler as Richard Burton, averaged... read more

Guide to Holiday Weekend TV: Liz & Dick, Downton Salute, SpongeBob Christmas

What unbecomes a legend most? Look no further than this long weekend's well-timed candidate for the TV Turkey Hall of Fame: Liz & Dick (Lifetime, Sunday at 9/8c), an epic of stunningly cynical and pathetic miscasting, a TV-movie so laughably inept it doesn't deserve to be on a first-name basis with anything resembling humanity. read more

Lifetime Sets Premiere Date for Liz & Dick

The wait is almost over.

Lifetime has announced a premiere date for its highly-anticipated original movie Liz & Dick, the Elizabeth Taylor biopic starring Lindsay Lohan as the legendary actress. The movie will premiere on Lifetime on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 9/8c.

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"Lindsay Is Back" in New Liz & Dick Behind-the-Scenes Video

"Lindsay is back," or so says the new behind-the-scenes video for her upcoming TV movie Liz & Dick.

The new trailer wastes no time reminding viewers it's been five years since Lohan's last starring role, but Lifetime seems pretty confident this is the role that's going to put her back on the map. "She's pretty much... read more


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