WHY RICHARD BURTON HATED LUCILLE BALL’s GUTS!

Published on: January 21, 2014
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WHY RICHARD BURTON HATED LUCILLE BALL’s GUTS!

NOT everyone loved LUCY! Acting legend RICHARD BURTON hated her with every ounce of his being.

“She is a monster of staggering charmlessness and monumental lack of humor,” he wrote in his diary after a

guest appearance on her sitcom with then-wife Elizabeth Taylor.

“I am coldly sarcastic to her to the point of outright contempt, but she hears only what she wants to hear.

“She is a tired old woman and lives entirely on that weekly show…Nineteen solid years of double-takes and pratfalls and desperate upstaging and cutting out other people’s laughs if she can, nervously watching the ‘ratings’ as she does so.

“I loathe her today… 

“Milady Ball can thank her lucky stars that I am not drinking.

"There is a chance that if I had I might have killed her.”