Our loss…Richard’s gain….

Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor AP/1963

One evening after filming, Richard Burton excused himself to go to his study and wrote a letter to Elizabeth Taylor. That night, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 58. Elizabeth never disclosed the exact contents of the letter but she said that he wrote that although he was not unhappy, he was happiest with her. He said, that nobody else could know what happened between them, and told her that he wanted to come home. As it turns out, he had to wait for her to come home to him.

She was a talented actress and a strong interesting woman and I’m sad that we’ve lost her. Elizabeth kept Richard’s letter beside her bed since his death and being the romantic that I am, I like to think of her and Richard together again….three times a charm right?

Recommended reading, “Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century” by Sam Kashner & Nancy Schoenberger

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2 thoughts on “Our loss…Richard’s gain….

  1. I’ve been seeing a lot of interview clips, and Liz did say when she died she believed that she’ll be with Richard and the one husband she had that died within a year of their marriage (John something? not sure, sorry). I thought that was interesting…she felt these two men were her true loves, not just one man, but two. She also said she believed her parents would be there with her also. I hope she got her wish, all around.
    Beautiful post…

  2. Mike Todd was the other one, he died in a plane crash. She was supposed to go with him but was ill. She had an uncomfortable feeling about his going.

    I hope she’s with them too…

    Thanks!

    Lis

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