BirthdayNovember 10, 1925
BirthplacePontrhydyfen, UK

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Richard Burton

    Full name: Richard Burton
    Also known as: Burton, Richard, Richard Burton
    Professions: Actor, Producer, Director
    Nationality: Welsh
    Work: Husband of Elizabeth Taylor
    Occupation: Actor

  2. Richard Burton Measurements

    Height: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

  3. Richard Burton Known for

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Becket (1964)

  4. Richard Burton Death information

    Died: Sunday, 5th of August, 1984 (Age: 58)

  5. Richard Burton Biography

    Richard Burton, CBE (/?b?rt?n/; 10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh stage and cinema actor noted for his mellifluous baritone voice and his great acting talent. Establishing himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, with a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964, Burton was called "the natural successor to Olivier" by critic and dramaturg Kenneth Tynan. An alcoholic, Burton's failure to live up to those expectations disappointed critics and colleagues and fueled his legend as a great thespian wastrel.Burton was nominated seven times for an Academy Award without ever winning. He was a recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s Burton ascended into the ranks of the top box office stars, and by the late 1960s was one of the highest-paid actors in the world, receiving fees of $1 million or more plus a share of the gross receipts.Burton remains closely associated in the public consciousness with his second wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor. The couple's turbulent relationship was rarely out of the news.

  6. Richard Burton Family

    Spouse: Sybil Christopher
    Childrens: Maria Burton, Jessica Burton, Liza Todd Burton

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