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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
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Producer Allan McKeown dead at 67

Producer Allan McKeown dead at 67

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Producer Allan McKeown, husband of comic actress Tracey Ullman, has died of prostate cancer at his home in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
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Richard Burton gets Hollywood star

Richard Burton gets Hollywood star

HOLLYWOOD, March 2 (UPI) -- Welsh actor Richard Burton's posthumous Hollywood Walk of Fame star was unveiled on the 50th anniversary of the release of "Cleopatra," officials said.
Actor Richard Burton to get posthumous Walk of Fame star

Actor Richard Burton to get posthumous Walk of Fame star

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says Welsh actor Richard Burton will receive a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next month.

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3.5M people watch 'Liz & Dick'

3.5M people watch 'Liz & Dick'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- About 3.5 million viewers tuned in for "Liz & Dick," a made-for-TV movie starring Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
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Co-star: Lohan nails 'Liz' role

Co-star: Lohan nails 'Liz' role

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan's co-star in the TV movie "Liz and Dick" says the troubled actress was a perfect fit to play Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor.
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Rep: Lohan suffering from exhaustion, dehydration

Rep: Lohan suffering from exhaustion, dehydration

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan's publicist says the actress was treated for exhaustion and dehydration in her room at a Los Angeles hotel Friday.
Grant Bowler to play Richard Burton in TV movie

Grant Bowler to play Richard Burton in TV movie

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- New Zealand-born actor Grant Bowler is to play Richard Burton to Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick," E! News reported.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 19, 2012.
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Celebrity chef sorry for stealing food

Celebrity chef sorry for stealing food

LONDON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Television chef Antony Worrall Thompson has apologized publicly for stealing cheese and wine from a Tesco store in Henley-on-Thames, England.
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Richard Burton
Actress Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton arrive in Chicago on January 28, 1964. The couple will board another plan heading for Toronto, Canada. (UPI Photo/FILE)
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Richard Burton, CBE (10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever winning), and was a recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony Awards for Best Actor. Burton was at one time the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. He remains closely associated in the public consciousness with his second wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor; the couple's turbulent relationship was rarely out of the news.

Richard Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in the village of Pontrhydyfen, Neath Port Talbot, Wales. He grew up in a working class, Welsh-speaking household, the twelfth of thirteen children. His father, Richard Walter Jenkins, was a short, robust coal miner, a "twelve-pints-a-day man" who sometimes went off on drinking and gambling sprees for weeks. Burton later claimed, by family telling, that "He looked very much like me...That is, he was pockmarked, devious, and smiled a great deal when he was in trouble. He was, also, a man of extraordinary eloquence, tremendous passion, great violence.":23

Burton was less than two years old in 1927 when his mother, Edith Maude (née Thomas), died at the age of 43:2 after giving birth to her 13th child. His sister Cecilia and her husband Elfed took him into their Presbyterian mining family in nearby Port Talbot (an English-speaking steel town). Burton said later that his sister became "more mother to me than any mother could have ever been... I was immensely proud of her... she felt all tragedies except her own". Burton's father would make occasional appearances at the homes of his grown daughters but was otherwise absent.:7, 10 Also important in young Burton's life was Ifor (Ivor), the brother 19 years his senior. A miner and rugby player, Ifor "ruled the household with the proverbial firm hand".:7

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