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TV Weekend: Liz and Dick

Liz and Dick is possibly the worst TV movie of the year, and therefore probably the most successful.

Elizabeth Taylor 1932-2011

"Men!" The gorgeous teenager shrugs her shoulders and ponders the inanities of the lesser gender. "The minute we're alone, he just wants to kiss me. And he says...

Lives of the Unsinkable Liz

W.C. Fields described Mae West as "a plumber's dream of Cleopatra." It was Elizabeth Taylor, though, who became the most famous, and the silliest, Cleopatra,...

Show Business: The Mellifluous Prince of Disorder

Richard Burton: 1925-1984 The magnificent baritone was not merely a voice. It was an orchestra of enormous range and power, and when it was silenced last week,...

Books: The Saga of Ruffian Dick

THE DEVIL DRIVES: A LIFE OF SIR RICHARD BURTON by Fawn M. Brodie. 390 pages. Norton. $6.95. The Victorian age can now be seen as an outburst of bourgeois...

Show Business: A Hurricane and Two Survivors

Three new books tell all about Liz, Dick and Eddie Where would gossip be without Elizabeth Taylor? Barely breathing, obviously. Probably no one in the past 30...

Books: What Daring Did & Didn't

BURTON by Byron Farwell. 431 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $5.95. When Richard Burton was eight years old, his mother paraded him up to a pastry shop...

Theater: One Brief Tarnished Hour

CAMELOT Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederick Loewe Richard Burton's voice is one of the great wind instruments of the English-speaking stage...

Theater: King Midas Calls the Tune

PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward Noël Coward once went backstage and tartly informed the two leading players in one of his shows that their performance was "a...

A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 26, 1963

WHEN TIME'S John McPhee telephoned London to notify Richard Burton that he would be on our cover, Burton agreed on the condition that McPhee do all the...

People: Mar. 15, 1982

"Rwy'n dy gam di" (I love you, in Welsh) proclaimed Elizabeth Taylor, 50, arms outstretched, as she swept across the stage of London's Duke of York's Theater...

Theater: Prince of Thought

Hamlet. Richard Burton plays Hamlet as Hamlet would like to have been. He may be self-critical, but he is never self-doubting. He is whole of soul, single of...

People: Oct. 4, 1982

They were like "two violent acids bubbling about in a nasty little matrimonial bottle." Divorced and remarried, they meet and fall passionately in love all over...

New Movies: Doctor Faustus

NEW MOVIES Doctor Faustus Lots of grads bring their wives back to the old school and ham it up for home movies — but this is ridiculous. Richard Burton is...