My deep thanks to Julian Myers, who shared with me his memories of his friend and client Richard Mulligan (Burt) yesterday. Though he only served as Mulligan’s publicist for five years, they remained good friends until the day the actor died.
Though some who worked with Mulligan over the years have said that he could be difficult behind the scenes at times, most agree that he was also capable of great warmth.
As Myers explained, he was a gentleman who was capable of great kindness, but didn’t always know how to relate to people one on one. And just about everyone agrees that on the stage, he was nothing short of a genius.
The actor passed away on Sept. 26, 2000.