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Kate Burton (1957)

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Katherine "Kate" Burton is a Welsh-American actress.

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Burton was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the daughter of producer Sybil Burton (née Williams; born 1929) and actor Richard Burton (1925–1984). She was thus the stepdaughter of actress Elizabeth Taylor and of Sybil's second husband Jordan Christopher. In 1979, Burton earned a bachelor's degree in Russian studies and European history from Brown University. She was also on the board of Production Workshop, the university's student theatre group. She furthered her devotion to theatre by studying at Yale University School of Drama, from which she graduated in 1983. In 2007, Burton was given an honorary doctorate from Brown University.

In June 1985, Burton married Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and one of the producers of the Broadway musicals The Drowsy Chaperone and Curtains. They had met in 1982, while Ritchie was stage managing a revival of Noel Coward's Present Laughter at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City in which Burton was playing the character Daphne. They have two children, a son Morgan Ivor and a daughter Charlotte Frances .

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Burton has narrated numerous audiobooks, including works by: Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Scottoline, Iris Johansen, and Dean Koontz.
Kate Burton appeared in 1980 with her father Richard Burton in the television mini-series Ellis Island.

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