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Richard Chamberlain

Richard ChamberlainAKA George Richard Chamberlain

Born: 31-Mar-1935
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Dr. Kildare and Shogun

Military service: US Army (Korean War, discharged 1959)

Dashing leading man, star of the small screen and multiple mini-series. Now mostly retired from acting, resides in Hawaii.


[1] Revealed his gayness publicly in 2003 autobiography Shattered Love ("not ghostwritten"), which became a New York Times bestseller. Chamberlain told Dateline NBC, "I'm not a romantic leading man anymore so I don't need to nurture that public image anymore."

Father: Charles Chamberlain
Mother: Elsa
Boyfriend: Martin Rabbett (actor/etc, together 27 years)

    University: Pomona College

    John Kerry for President

    TELEVISION
    Dr. Kildare Dr. James Kildare (1961-66)
    Island Son Dr. Daniel Kulani (1989-90)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Perfect Family (24-Apr-2011)
    I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (19-Jul-2007)
    Strength and Honour (24-May-2007)
    Blackbeard (17-Jun-2006)
    Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (22-Feb-1999)
    The Pavillion (1999)
    A River Made to Drown In (1997)
    The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (11-Feb-1996)
    Bird of Prey (14-Sep-1995)
    Night of the Hunter (5-May-1991)
    Aftermath: A Test of Love (10-Mar-1991)
    The Return of the Musketeers (8-Sep-1989) · Aramis
    The Bourne Identity (8-May-1988)
    Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (16-May-1987)
    Casanova (1-Mar-1987)
    King Solomon's Mines (15-Nov-1985) · Quatermain
    The Thorn Birds (27-Mar-1983)
    Murder by Phone (Dec-1982)
    Shogun (15-Sep-1980)
    Centennial (1-Oct-1978)
    The Swarm (14-Jul-1978) · Dr. Hubbard
    The Last Wave (Nov-1977)
    The Man in the Iron Mask (17-Jan-1977) · King Louis XIV
    The Slipper and the Rose (11-Apr-1976)
    The Count of Monte Cristo (10-Jan-1975)
    The Four Musketeers (25-Dec-1974) · Aramis
    The Towering Inferno (10-Dec-1974) · Simmons
    F. Scott Fitzgerald and "The Last of the Belles" (7-Jan-1974)
    The Three Musketeers (11-Dec-1973) · Aramis
    Lady Caroline Lamb (1972)
    The Music Lovers (24-Jan-1971)
    Julius Caesar (4-Jun-1970)
    The Madwoman of Chaillot (12-Oct-1969) · Roderick
    Petulia (10-Jun-1968) · David
    Joy in the Morning (5-May-1965) · Carl Brown
    Twilight of Honor (16-Oct-1963) · David Mitchell
    A Thunder of Drums (26-Sep-1961) · Lt. Porter
    The Secret of the Purple Reef (11-Dec-1960)

Author of books:
Shattered Love (2003, memoir)


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