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And God Created Burton - by Tom Rubython (Paperback)
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And God Created Burton is the first complete biography of Richard Burton, a welsh miner who conquered Hollywood. The biography examines every facet of Burton's life and it is the tale of a unique actor whose prowess uniquely spanned theatre, film and television.
He was an extraordinary man, who had three fathers, three mothers, seven brothers, six sisters and four wives, and loved them all. His achievements were considered all the greater as they were accomplished in the era of such great British actors as Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud as well as great American stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable and Cary Grant. But he could have achieved even more if it had not been for his addiction to alcohol which stayed with him right to the end of his days, eventually killing him and tarnishing an otherwise extraordinary career.