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Richard Chamberlain

Richard Chamberlain

George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934) is an American actor who appeared in the television show Dr. Kildare and in several popular miniseries, including Centennial, Shogun, and The Thorn Birds.

He was a teen idol in the 1960s and has retired to Hawaii. He came out at age 69 in his biography entitled Shattered Love which describes how he felt he had to hide his sexuality in order to have an acting career.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Richard Chamberlain Facts

Birth NameGeorge Richard Chamberlain
BirthdayMarch 31, 1935 (87)
BirthplaceBeverly Hills, California, USA
Awards1984 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a TV Film (for The Thorn Birds)
1981 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama (for Shogun)

Selected Filmography

The Towering Inferno
King Kong
The Thorn Birds: The Complete Series
Centennial: The Complete Series
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Matters of Honor
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