People, Jul. 16, 1973

During their nine years of marriage Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor have loved to fight. No one really took them seriously, however, and even when they tried acting mad, it wasn't always successful. Divorce His and Divorce Hers, their first TV movies, bombed badly (TIME, July 2). Yet there they were, visiting New York from Rome and announcing a separation. In a handwritten note to the press, Elizabeth said she and her husband had been in "each other's pockets constantly" and that she was convinced separation was a "good, constructive idea." She then...

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