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Richard Burton
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  1. Richard Burton1925 - 1984
m. 15 Mar 1964
Facts and Events
Name Richard Burton
Alt Name Richard Walter Jenkins
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Nov 1925 Pontrhydyfen, Glamorgan, Wales
Marriage 15 Mar 1964 Montreal, Île-de-Montréal, Québec, Canadato Elizabeth Taylor
Divorce 26 Jun 1974 from Elizabeth Taylor
Other 10 Oct 1975 BotswanaRe-marriage
with Elizabeth Taylor
Divorce 29 Jul 1976 from Elizabeth Taylor
Death[1] 5 Aug 1984 Genève, Genève, Switzerland
Burial[3] Vieux Cemetery, Céligny, Genève, Switzerland

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Richard Burton, CBE (; 10 November 19255 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,[1] Burton's failure to live up to those expectations disappointed critics and colleagues and fueled his legend as a great thespian wastrel.[1]

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.

Photo of Richard Burton's tombstone on Find A Grave

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Dowd, Maureen. "Richard Burton, 58, is Dead; Rakish Stage and Screen Star", in The New York Times. (New York, New York), [1], 6 Aug 1984.
  2.   Richard Burton, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. Richard Burton's memorial page; photo of tombstone, in Find A Grave.