The Edana Romney papers consists almost exclusively of Ms. Romney's research materials for her unproduced screenplay on the
life of Sir Richard Burton. Included are journals, notebooks, photocopies of the script at various stages of completion, audiotapes,
and correspondence, as well as realia and ephemera, and some personal materials. Edana Romney was born Edna Rubinstein in
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Edana Romney was born Edna Rubinstein in Johannesburg, South Africa March 15, 1919. She was trained as a dancer and made her
stage debut in Johannesburg in 1930. She then went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts from 1935 to 1936. She
was a member of the BBC Drama Repertory Company. She spent much of the latter part of her life working on the script for her
film on Sir Richard Burton, which was bought by Sir Richard Attenborough, but the film was never made. She also became a celebrated
Hollywood hostess, famous for her Twelfth Night celebrations. She died on December 17, 2002.
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