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Richard Burton

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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Residence: Pontrhydyfen, Wales
Country: Welsh
BirthDay: 10 November 1925
Died On: August 5, 1984

Richard Burton was bornon 10 November 1925 in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, Welsh, is Actor. Richard Walter Jenkins, who later became ‘Richard Burton’ after getting adopted by his teacher and theater coach Philip H. Burton, was a world renowned Welsh theater and movie actor. He was born and brought up in Wales in a poor family to a coal miner. Since his young age, he was interested in acting and doing theater, which made him popular in his school. He dropped out of the school when he was 16 and went to join the Air Training Corps. After his stint with the military service, he took to theater and acting quite seriously and landed roles in English movies and West End productions. His growing popularity took him to Hollywood where he got wonderful opportunities to exhibit his acting talents in many movies, theater, Broadway musicals and on television. His most famous Broadway performance was ‘Hamlet’ which is also the longest running theater in the world until now. He received many Oscar nominations, two Golden Globe Awards, two Tony Award, a Grammy Award and an Emmy nomination for the variety of roles that he played all through his creative career. He was married five times in his life, twice to the famous actress Elizabeth Taylor, with whom his marriage had remained controversial and open to media’s criticism.


$50 Million


In 1984, Burton died of brain hemorrhage in Celigny, Switzerland, where he was living with his fifth wife, Sally Hay, as a tax exile


From 1983, until his death, Burton remained married to a make-up artist Sally Hay


From 1980-1984, Burton did movies like: ‘Circle of Two’, ‘Wagner’, ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, etc


In 1978, He did the narration for Jeff Wayne’s musical version of ‘The War of the Worlds’


In 1976, shortly after his divorce with Elizabeth Taylor, Burton got married to model Suzy Miller (who was married to the Formula 1 Champion James Hunt), but got divorced within 6 years of their marriage


From 1972-1977, for financial reasons, Burton did average movies like: ‘Bluebeard’, ‘Hammersmith Is Out’, ‘The Klansman’, ‘Exorcist II: The Heretic’, etc


In the following year, they did another movie together, a film adaptation of Edward Albee’s play, ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’From 1967-1969, Burton did movies like: ‘The Taming of the Shew’, ‘The Comedians’, ‘Boom!’, ‘Doctor Faustus’, and ‘Staircase’


In 1965, Burton did a movie called ‘The Sandpiper’ opposite his new second wife and actress Elizabeth Taylor


In 1964, ‘The Night of the Iguana’, a film based on Tennessee Williams’ play with the same title, was released


In 1963, Burton did ‘Cleopatra’, a 20th Century-Fox production, which was considered to be the most expensive movie of that time


In 1958, Burton did the movie version of John Osborne’s play ‘Look Back in Anger’ with the same title, directed by Tony Richardson


From 1955-1960, Burton took to theater and Broadway besides movies


In 1954, Burton did the narration of Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’ on the radio and became famous for it as his voice and oration was highly acclaimed by critics and audiences


In 1953, Burton did ‘Desert Rats’ along with James Mason


In 1952, after signing a contract with Alexander Korda for 5 years, Burton appeared in his first Hollywood movie, ‘My Cousin Rachel, starring opposite Olivia de Havilland


In 1951, Burton came into the notice by giving a successful performance at Stratford in ‘Henry IV Part I’


In 1949, Burton got married to the Welsh actress and producer Sybil Williams


From 1948-1950, Burton did movies and theater side by side


In 1947, Burton left the military services and started working on his career in theater by signing up with a theatrical agency


For this movie, 20th Century Fox borrowed him from Korda

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