Geoffrey Burridge (December 4, 1948 - September 30, 1987)
Alec McCowen was an English actor. He was known for his work in numerous film and stage productions. He was awarded the OBE in the 1972 New Year Honours and the CBE in the 1985 New Year Honours. His partner since 1948, the actor Geoffrey Burridge, died in 1987 from AIDS complications. In 1989 McCowen was featured on the British version of the celebrity surprise show This Is Your Life. He was shocked at the slight from the show's complete failure to mention Geoffrey Burridge, who had died 2 years before. Brave for the time, McCowen insisted that his late partner be acknowledged on the program. McCowen first appeared on stage at the Repertory Theatre, Macclesfield, in August 1942 as Micky in Paddy the Next Best Thing. He continued in repertory 1946-49, during which time he played a season at St John's, Newfoundland, Canada. It was around this time he met fellow actor Geoffrey Burridge. McCowen published his first volume of autobiography, Young Gemini in 1979, followed a year later by Double Bill (Elm Tree Books).
Timeline & Places:
December 4, 1948: birth.
1970s: Lived at 172 Kensington Church St, Kensington, London W8 4BN, Regno Unito, sharing with Alec McCowen (May 26, 1925 - February 6, 2017)