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Taylor blamed Marvin for Burton's drinking

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Apr 04, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

Burton struggled with alcoholism for years and it is believed his addiction contributed to the breakdown of his first marriage to his Cleopatra co-star.

And Taylor warned James Bond actor Moore, who lived near her in Gstaad, Switzerland, about working with Marvin, who she held responsible for Burton's alcoholism.

Moore recalls, "Having worked with Liz I also knew her personally from being neighbours in Gstaad, when she was married to Richard Burton. We often socialised.

"She was a great, fun person to be around and I remember telling her I was off to shoot a film called Shout At The Devil with Lee Marvin. 'Lee Marvin?' she asked. 'Oh Roger, be careful, he was the one who turned my Richard to drink.' Bless you Liz."

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