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Richard Burton

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Birthday
10, 1925
Birthplace
Pontrhydyfen, Wales
Death Date
Aug 5, 1984 (58)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1925
Birthplace
Pontrhydyfen, Wales
Death Date
Aug 5, 1984 (58)

About

Welsh actor best known for his starring roles opposite Elizabeth Taylor, particularly 1963's Cleopatra and 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? His other memorable films include Hamlet, The Robe, and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Before Fame

He was an exceptional rugby and cricket player in his home country of Wales.

Trivia

He was nominated for seven Academy Awards across the course of his career.

Family Life

He had a highly sensationalized affair with actress Elizabeth Taylor, whom he married and divorced twice. He was also married to Sybil Christopher, Suzy Hunt and Sally Hay. He had four children named Kate, Jessica, Liza and Maria.

Associated With

He starred opposite Clint Eastwood in the 1968 film Where Eagles Dare.

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