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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | September 13, 1996
It is a perfect Saturday and Richard Burton is strolling anxiously behind a temporary stage on the Pauline Fauntleroy Playfield in Sandtown-Winchester.He has already announced the end of the show for the women from St. Gregory the Great's choir, but they have moved seamlessly onto another gospel tune. Burton, 28, considers himself a spiritual person. He is not about to pull the plug on the Lord.Instead, he switches on his hand-held microphone and gives the group a funky bass beat from the days when he was Ricardo, Baltimore's answer to Bobby Brown.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor, who died early Wednesday morning of congestive heart failure at age 79, did something no other actor ever did. At every stage of her career she became a superstar all over again. As a magical little girl, a pristine ingénue and a voluptuous woman, she created characters and images that enraptured or fascinated international audiences. In the second half of the 20th century, no other Hollywood-bred celebrity was as frequently photographed, celebrated or vilified. Her eight marriages — including a couple to Richard Burton — landed her in headlines and altered her persona.
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September 10, 2003
On September 9, 2003; MAGGIE D.; devoted mother of Richard Burton and Joseph Evans. She is survived by three sisters; five brothers and host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Betts Funeral Home, 1129 N. Caroline Street on Wednesday 1 to 8 PM. Ms. Burton will lie instate on Thursday 10 AM at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 922 E. Preston Street, where family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 AM, followed by Funeral Services. Interment Maryland National Memorial Park, Laurel, MD.
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September 10, 2003
On September 9, 2003; MAGGIE D.; devoted mother of Richard Burton and Joseph Evans. She is survived by three sisters; five brothers and host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Betts Funeral Home, 1129 N. Caroline Street on Wednesday 1 to 8 PM. Ms. Burton will lie instate on Thursday 10 AM at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 922 E. Preston Street, where family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 AM, followed by Funeral Services. Interment Maryland National Memorial Park, Laurel, MD.
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January 31, 1995
Philip Burton, 90, a writer, director, teacher and scholar who adopted Richard Burton and helped put the young man on track to acting success, died Saturday in Haines City, Fla. His last book, "Richard and Philip: The Burtons," was published in 1992. It tracked the sometimes tumultuous relationship between him and the boy he adopted after their meeting in a poverty-stricken mountain village in Wales. Richard Burton died in 1984.Jack Dull, 65, an expert on ancient Chinese history, died Jan. 18 of cancer in Seattle.
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October 24, 1996
Fritz and Ingeborg Kahlenberg,80, 76, respectively, a Dutch resistance couple who secretly photographed the Nazi occupation in the Netherlands during World War II, died this month within two weeks of each other in New York.He died Oct. 15 of kidney failure. She died of lung cancer Oct. 2.The couple's work is included in a Hidden Camera show, "The Illegal Camera: Photography in the Netherlands During the German Occupation 1940-1945," on display at the Jewish Museum in New York through Dec. 1.Wang Li,76, who helped Mao Tse-tung ignite the chaos of the Cultural Revolution and purge Communist Party rivals, died Monday in Beijing.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | April 6, 1995
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke briefly gets a national platform to talk about drug policy, and CBS tries a schedule change to rouse new interest in "Northern Exposure."* "Notes For My Daughter" (4 p.m.-5 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Kate Burton (daughter of actor Richard Burton) stars in this "Afterschool Special" as a mother whose diagnosis of breast cancer deeply affects her 13-year-old daughter (Grace Johnston). ABC.* "Northern Exposure" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Sigh. Don't you miss all those fiery moments between O'Connell and Fleischman (Janine Turner and the departed Rob Morrow)
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By Lou Cedrone and The Evening Sun | January 9, 1981
There is a line in "The Mirror Crack'd," one Kim Novak directs at Elizabeth Taylor, one that plays on Ms. Taylor's heft. It is one of the funnier lines in the movie, and Miss Taylor takes it well, both on and off the screen. "Of course, I didn't resent it," she said. "We all fed the script. " She is thinner than she was. She is not the beautiful gamin who rode "National Velvet" all those years ago, but she is thinner than she was when she did a television movie two years ago. She is also very natural, very easy when she talks to the press, as she did, table by table at the Essex Hotel in New York.
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By Henry Scarupa | December 20, 1990
"Everyone is a star," says Ricardo, an 18-year-old vocalist, dancer, illusionist and entertainer from Baltimore, "but you have to turn your lights on."In the past year, the Walbrook High School graduate has turned his lights on. High beam.Last spring, Richard Burton -- as he's known offstage -- completed a 12-inch single, "Girl, I Want To Give It Up," released in September on Muhammad Ali's Millionaire Records label.Next he did a music video, partly shot in Baltimore, due for airing this month on cable TV's "Video Jukebox."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2000
Mayor Martin O'Malley's liaison to city neighborhood groups and his wife were arrested Tuesday after he allegedly punched her in the face and she reportedly retaliated by pointing a loaded handgun at him, city police said yesterday. Richard Burton, 32, who led the mayor's campaign to clean up trash - the Super Spring Sweep Thing - and was instrumental in harnessing community support for the new police commissioner, was suspended two days with pay. O'Malley issued a prepared statement yesterday saying that Burton also has been referred to the city's employee counseling service.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2000
Mayor Martin O'Malley's liaison to city neighborhood groups and his wife were arrested Tuesday after he allegedly punched her in the face and she reportedly retaliated by pointing a loaded handgun at him, city police said yesterday. Richard Burton, 32, who led the mayor's campaign to clean up trash - the Super Spring Sweep Thing - and was instrumental in harnessing community support for the new police commissioner, was suspended two days with pay. O'Malley issued a prepared statement yesterday saying that Burton also has been referred to the city's employee counseling service.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | April 23, 1999
"A pointless, pompous nightmare.""An ordeal in tedium.""Outright junk."That's what the critics were saying about "Boom!" when it was released in 1968. But not John Waters. "I saw it, I think, probably at the New Theater, or somewhere in downtown Baltimore," Waters recalled last week. "It was a big flop. There were, like, three people in the audience, and it vanished in one week."But that wasn't the end of "Boom!," Joseph Losey's adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore."
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October 24, 1996
Fritz and Ingeborg Kahlenberg,80, 76, respectively, a Dutch resistance couple who secretly photographed the Nazi occupation in the Netherlands during World War II, died this month within two weeks of each other in New York.He died Oct. 15 of kidney failure. She died of lung cancer Oct. 2.The couple's work is included in a Hidden Camera show, "The Illegal Camera: Photography in the Netherlands During the German Occupation 1940-1945," on display at the Jewish Museum in New York through Dec. 1.Wang Li,76, who helped Mao Tse-tung ignite the chaos of the Cultural Revolution and purge Communist Party rivals, died Monday in Beijing.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,SUN STAFF | September 13, 1996
It is a perfect Saturday and Richard Burton is strolling anxiously behind a temporary stage on the Pauline Fauntleroy Playfield in Sandtown-Winchester.He has already announced the end of the show for the women from St. Gregory the Great's choir, but they have moved seamlessly onto another gospel tune. Burton, 28, considers himself a spiritual person. He is not about to pull the plug on the Lord.Instead, he switches on his hand-held microphone and gives the group a funky bass beat from the days when he was Ricardo, Baltimore's answer to Bobby Brown.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | April 6, 1995
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke briefly gets a national platform to talk about drug policy, and CBS tries a schedule change to rouse new interest in "Northern Exposure."* "Notes For My Daughter" (4 p.m.-5 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Kate Burton (daughter of actor Richard Burton) stars in this "Afterschool Special" as a mother whose diagnosis of breast cancer deeply affects her 13-year-old daughter (Grace Johnston). ABC.* "Northern Exposure" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Sigh. Don't you miss all those fiery moments between O'Connell and Fleischman (Janine Turner and the departed Rob Morrow)
NEWS
January 31, 1995
Philip Burton, 90, a writer, director, teacher and scholar who adopted Richard Burton and helped put the young man on track to acting success, died Saturday in Haines City, Fla. His last book, "Richard and Philip: The Burtons," was published in 1992. It tracked the sometimes tumultuous relationship between him and the boy he adopted after their meeting in a poverty-stricken mountain village in Wales. Richard Burton died in 1984.Jack Dull, 65, an expert on ancient Chinese history, died Jan. 18 of cancer in Seattle.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | April 23, 1999
"A pointless, pompous nightmare.""An ordeal in tedium.""Outright junk."That's what the critics were saying about "Boom!" when it was released in 1968. But not John Waters. "I saw it, I think, probably at the New Theater, or somewhere in downtown Baltimore," Waters recalled last week. "It was a big flop. There were, like, three people in the audience, and it vanished in one week."But that wasn't the end of "Boom!," Joseph Losey's adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore."
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | July 22, 1994
"Zero Patience" must be some kind of a first and maybe a last: an aggressively gay Canadian musical-comedy about AIDS.The film, which opens at the Charles today, means desperately to be brazen, outrageous, camp and edgy; after all, how many movies will be made in which a musical number is sung by two male rectums? It's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" on angel dust.It's built around a somewhat provocative notion. Sir Richard Burton -- not the actor but the 19th-century English explorer, duelist and linguist -- is working in the Toronto Museum of Natural History as a taxidermist.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | July 22, 1994
"Zero Patience" must be some kind of a first and maybe a last: an aggressively gay Canadian musical-comedy about AIDS.The film, which opens at the Charles today, means desperately to be brazen, outrageous, camp and edgy; after all, how many movies will be made in which a musical number is sung by two male rectums? It's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" on angel dust.It's built around a somewhat provocative notion. Sir Richard Burton -- not the actor but the 19th-century English explorer, duelist and linguist -- is working in the Toronto Museum of Natural History as a taxidermist.
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By Henry Scarupa | December 20, 1990
"Everyone is a star," says Ricardo, an 18-year-old vocalist, dancer, illusionist and entertainer from Baltimore, "but you have to turn your lights on."In the past year, the Walbrook High School graduate has turned his lights on. High beam.Last spring, Richard Burton -- as he's known offstage -- completed a 12-inch single, "Girl, I Want To Give It Up," released in September on Muhammad Ali's Millionaire Records label.Next he did a music video, partly shot in Baltimore, due for airing this month on cable TV's "Video Jukebox."
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