Richard Burton

Richard Burton

Welsh actor
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Richard Burton

Richard Burton, CBE (; born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.; 10 November 1925 – 5 August 1984) was a Welsh actor. Noted for his mellifluous baritone voice, Burton established himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, and he gave a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964. He was called "the natural successor to Olivier" by critic and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan. An alcoholic, Burton's failure to live up to those expectations disappointed critics and colleagues and fuelled his legend as a great thespian wastrel.

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Full name at birth
Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.
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Date of birth
10 November 1925
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Place of birth
Pontrhydyfen, Wales UK
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Date of death
5 August 1984
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Celigny, Geneva, Switzerland
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Cause of death
Cerebral Hemorrhage
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Actor, Producer, Director
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5' 10" (178 cm)
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Net worth
$50,000,000 USD
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Oxford University
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