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Southern Representative Denounces Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

May 22, 1962 - A Southern Representative denounced Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton today for their conduct in Rome while making the motion picture “Cleopatra” and questioned whether they should be allowed to return to the U.S. Representative Iris Faircloth Blitch (pictured), Democrat of Georgia, said she hoped Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy would “take the measures necessary to determine whether or not the two are ineligible for re-entry into this country on grounds of undesirability.” Miss Taylor, who has announced she plans to divorce her fourth husband, the singer Eddie Fisher, is an English-born American citizen. Mr. Burton, a Welshman, is a British subject and has a British wife. Mrs. Blitch, a 50-year-old grandmother, read part of her statement to the House and inserted it in full in The Congressional Record.


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