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May 28, 1985 | From United Press International
The will of actor Richard Burton's estate in Britain shows he left 675,000--or about $845,000--in Britain. Burton's main will, published in Bermuda in March, left the bulk of Burton's $3.37-million estate to his fourth wife, Sally. In the British will, Burton left 25% of the money to be divided equally between his two daughters, Katherine and Jessica Burton, under an agreement made in 1963 with his first wife, Sybil.
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October 20, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ
It's been a dozen years since Phil Burton, the San Francisco political titan, was laid to rest in a plot overlooking the San Francisco Bay. But as sure as he is dead, the spirit of the late Democratic congressman and California political godfather came alive, albeit briefly, last week at a political seance of sorts.
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May 7, 1991 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When George Miller was a freshman congressman 16 years ago, he used to hang out in the office of Rep. Philip Burton, riveted by the machinations of an operator who was the nearest thing California had to a political boss. A San Francisco liberal, Burton was the unchallenged master of the broken-glass-and-rusty-razor-blades school of politics in the House. Miller, then a 29-year-old Democrat from Contra Costa County, was his favorite protege.
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February 4, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Philip Burton, the Welsh teacher who mentored the son of a coal miner and helped mold him into one of the world's top actors, is dead at age 90. Burton, the surrogate father of Richard Burton, died Jan. 28 at the Heart of Florida Hospital. He had lived in Key West for 14 years before moving to a central Florida nursing home in 1993. The elder Burton was a writer, actor, director, professor, Shakespeare scholar and former president of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
NEWS
September 13, 1988
The FBI kept an 18-year dossier on the late Rep. Phillip Burton, a prominent liberal Democrat, and furnished documents to President Lyndon B. Johnson purporting to detail Burton's "pro-Communist record," a newspaper reported. The Oakland Tribune said the FBI had furnished 231 pages of files on Burton, some of them heavily censored, and withheld nearly 400 additional pages, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
NEWS
October 20, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ
It's been a dozen years since Phil Burton, the San Francisco political titan, was laid to rest in a plot overlooking the San Francisco Bay. But as sure as he is dead, the spirit of the late Democratic congressman and California political godfather came alive, albeit briefly, last week at a political seance of sorts.
NEWS
February 4, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Philip Burton, the Welsh teacher who mentored the son of a coal miner and helped mold him into one of the world's top actors, is dead at age 90. Burton, the surrogate father of Richard Burton, died Jan. 28 at the Heart of Florida Hospital. He had lived in Key West for 14 years before moving to a central Florida nursing home in 1993. The elder Burton was a writer, actor, director, professor, Shakespeare scholar and former president of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
Like the agency it is seeking to explain, "Justice for All," a documentary about the U.S. Department of Justice airing on public television tonight, suffers from a dichotomy: It has two goals that keep bumping into one another. For the Justice Department, the central dilemma--as laid out by reporter-writer Fred Graham and producer-director Philip Burton Jr.
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March 29, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, Alan C. Miller is a Times staff writer based in Washington
IT'S D-DAY ON THE REAPPORTIONMENT FRONT. A STATE SUPREME Court-appointed panel has released its proposed election districts. Michael Berman, a brilliant, blunt Democratic political consultant, is ensconced in his Beverly Hills office, located on the second floor of a nondescript high-rise. As usual, Berman, cigarette in hand, is disheveled, preoccupied. Fax machines clicketyclack with maps and demographic information. Phones ring nonstop.
NEWS
May 7, 1991 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When George Miller was a freshman congressman 16 years ago, he used to hang out in the office of Rep. Philip Burton, riveted by the machinations of an operator who was the nearest thing California had to a political boss. A San Francisco liberal, Burton was the unchallenged master of the broken-glass-and-rusty-razor-blades school of politics in the House. Miller, then a 29-year-old Democrat from Contra Costa County, was his favorite protege.
NEWS
September 13, 1988
The FBI kept an 18-year dossier on the late Rep. Phillip Burton, a prominent liberal Democrat, and furnished documents to President Lyndon B. Johnson purporting to detail Burton's "pro-Communist record," a newspaper reported. The Oakland Tribune said the FBI had furnished 231 pages of files on Burton, some of them heavily censored, and withheld nearly 400 additional pages, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1985 | From United Press International
The will of actor Richard Burton's estate in Britain shows he left 675,000--or about $845,000--in Britain. Burton's main will, published in Bermuda in March, left the bulk of Burton's $3.37-million estate to his fourth wife, Sally. In the British will, Burton left 25% of the money to be divided equally between his two daughters, Katherine and Jessica Burton, under an agreement made in 1963 with his first wife, Sybil.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1989 | JOHN HENKEN
Liturgical drama has not been a really hot ticket since the Middle Ages, so the sparse audience at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena on Monday evening was perhaps understandable. There, New York's Ensemble for Early Music, pretender to the sadly vacant throne of Noah Greenberg and the New York Pro Musica, offered director Frederick Renz's view of "Herod and the Innocents."
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November 30, 1989 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
Richard Burton died at only 58 in 1984 after a life and career that could be called meteoric in the truest sense that meteors both rise and fall, blaze across the sky and fade.
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