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Richard Burton, Stage and screen actor

Richard Burton (1925-1984)
Stage and screen actor

17" x 24", oil on masonite

published Time Magazine, April 26, 1963
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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TIME magazine featured the actor Richard Burton just weeks before the opening of the epic Hollywood movie Cleopatra, starring Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The cover article outlined his career and included speculation and gossip about the tempestuous Burton/Taylor love affair that began on the set of Cleopatra.

External links (open in a new window):

   new windowWikipedia entry for Richard Burton

   new windowTime Magazine issue online