The actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor fell in love on the set of the 1963 cinematic epic “Cleopatra.” They wed in 1964, but the marriage was contentious, and they divorced in 1974.
Despite everything, true love soon beckoned again, and they remarried in 1975. But after nine months, they divorced for a second and final time.
In 1983, the couple reunited onstage in a Broadway revival of the Noel Coward play appropriately called “Private Lives.” The prospect of seeing them work together again for the first time since 1966 helped make the play a popular attraction. It ultimately had a successful limited run of 63 performances.