Before Liz and Dick …


Cleopatra (left) and Julius Caesar in the Vatican Museums. I may have been far too young to see the 1963 epic film “Cleopatra” when it was released, but like most Americans of my generation, when I hear the name I shall always think of the grand love affair of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who met on the set. He played Marc Antony to her Cleopatra.

Does anyone remember today who played Caesar? It was Rex Harrison, shortly before the film version of “My Fair Lady.”

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