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Richard Chamberlain

American actor and singer, recording artist

Richard Chamberlain is ...


Born 31 March 1934 in Beverly Hills
Age 89 years, 1 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birth name George Richard Chamberlain
Occupation actor, singer, television actor, film actor, film producer, stage actor, theatrical director, autobiographer and recording artist
Instrument voice
Awards Steiger Award, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and Sitges Film Festival Best Actor award
Educated at Beverly Hills High School and Pomona College

About Richard Chamberlain

Richard Chamberlain: The Golden Boy of Hollywood

Richard Chamberlain was born on March 31, 1934, in Beverly Hills, California. He was the son of a successful businessman and a homemaker. Chamberlain's parents divorced when he was young, and he was raised by his mother and grandparents.

Chamberlain attended Beverly Hills High School, where he excelled in sports and drama. He went on to study at Pomona College, where he continued to pursue his passion for acting. After college, Chamberlain moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater.

In 1961, Chamberlain landed his breakthrough role as Dr. Kildare in the popular television series of the same name. The show was a huge success and made Chamberlain a household name. He went on to star in several other successful television shows, including "The Thorn Birds" and "Shogun."

Chamberlain also had a successful career in film, starring in movies such as "The Towering Inferno" and "Petulia." He was known for his good looks and charm, and was often referred to as the "Golden Boy" of Hollywood.

In addition to his acting career, Chamberlain was also a talented singer. He released several albums throughout his career, including "Richard Chamberlain Sings" and "Love Me Tender."

Chamberlain was a private person and kept his personal life out of the public eye. However, in his 2003 autobiography, "Shattered Love," he revealed that he had been in a long-term relationship with a man.

Despite his success, Chamberlain struggled with alcoholism and depression throughout his life. He sought treatment and was able to overcome his addiction and mental health issues.

Today, Chamberlain is retired from acting and lives a quiet life in Hawaii. He remains a beloved figure in Hollywood and is remembered for his talent, charm, and good looks.


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- "Richard Chamberlain Biography.", A&E Networks Television, 17 Apr. 2020,

- Chamberlain, Richard. Shattered Love: A Memoir. ReganBooks, 2003.

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