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Richard Burton has been divorced from Elizabeth Taylor since June 26, 1974. They had been married for 10.3 years. Richard Burton is now deceased.

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Richard Burton

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: was a Welsh multiple award-winning actor.

Age: 59 (1/10/1925 - 8/5/1984)

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Elizabeth Taylor

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, film

Age: 79 (2/27/1932 - 3/23/2011)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 3/1962 11 months
Engaged 2/1963 1.1 years
Married 3/15/1964 10.3 years
    Separated 7/4/1973 --
    Filed for Divorce 4/26/1974 --
Divorced 6/26/1974 --
 Total12.3 years

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Name Born Age Gender Type
Maria Burton08/01/196155 yrs.FemaleAdopted

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Where and/or how did Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor meet?

Elizabeth and Richard met during the filming of the movie "Cleopatra".

Why did Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor break up?

While their passion for each other was evident Burton's drinking became a problem and they divorced in 1974 after ten years of marriage.

Other Relationship Information about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor:

During their first marriage, Burton and Taylor starred in Mike Nichols' 1966 film adaptation of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as a middle-aged married couple engaged in an escalating battle of insults. Burton and Taylor also starred in 1967's The Taming of the Shrew, based on William Shakespeare's play.

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Classic Quotes by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor about their relationship:

"You can't keep clapping a couple of dynamite sticks together without expecting them to blow up." Richard Burton

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