Marriage has been great adventure

The Richard Burton quoted above is not the oft-married movie actor who did time as one of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands. No, our Richard was a...

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...Blu-ray, $24.99.) What can you say about this epic belly-flop whose co-stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, upstaged their legendary characters with their own headline-making hanky-panky? Can there be any doubt that...


Now Playing Synopsis: A high-class costume drama with a substantive historical basis, Becket is the true story of the friendship between King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) and Thomas à Becket (Richard Burton), a royal courtier and confidant whom Henry appoints as Archbishop of Canterbury. As Becket takes his duties with the Church seriously, he finds himself increasingly at odds with the King, who finally orders the death of his once-close companion when he continues to defy the throne. Burton is very good and O'Toole is even better: both men were nominated for the Best Actor Oscar, while Edward Anhalt's screenplay, based on the stageplay by Jean Anouilh, won for Best Adapted Screenplay. The basic theme of separation of church and state still reverberates today, while the top-notch production values ensure Becket's place as one of Britain's better historical epics. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi Cast: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Donald Wolfit, Martita Hunt Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Richard Burton

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mr. Richard Hugh Rick Burton, 55, of Burton Dr., died Thursday at his residence. Graveside Services will be held Sunday September 23, 2012 at 2 P.M. at Gilgal Baptist Church Cemetery in Edgefield. Mr. Burton was born in Greenwood,

Notable off-screen and on-screen Hollywood couples

...nine movies, ending with Tracy's final film, 1967's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner." - Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's stormy relationship began on 1963's "Cleopatra." Their subsequent films together included "Who's Afraid...

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This day in the Millennium: March 15

...1956 The Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady opened on Broadway. 1964 Actress Elizabeth Taylor married actor Richard Burton in Montreal; it was her fifth marriage, his second. 1965 Addressing a joint session of Congress, President Johnson...

U.N. ambassadors cite impostor diplomats in "The Interpreter"

...His parents were extras while in Italy during filming of 1963's "Cleopatra," starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. He had hoped for the same chance in Pollack's thriller, starring Kidman as a U.N. interpreter who comes from...

British Open trivia

...Muirfield. Middle Tees (3 points) 7. Who was the last amateur to win the British Open? a.) Bobby Jones. b.) Richard Burton. c.) Young Tom Morris. 8. The British Open was first played in England in 1894 at which links? a.) Royal Liverpool...

Ask Us: Lemmings not truly suicidal

...classical music influences. Joseph Mankiewicz called on the composer to do the score for Cleopatra, a spectacle starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison. Q: Henry Luce usually gets the credit as the founder of Time magazine, but...

'Cleopatra' star finds role exhausting

...has inspired plays by Shakespeare and Shaw, as well as a famous -- some would say infamous -- Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton movie, a 1963 Academy Award nominee for best picture. Ms. Varela's co-stars in this latest offering include...

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