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Richard Burton

Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton

Profession: Stage and Screen Actor


Why Famous: Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf

Born: November 10, 1925
Birthplace: Pontrhydyfen, South Wales, United Kingdom

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: August 5, 1984 (aged 58)

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Historical Events

  • 1953-09-16 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
  • 1963-06-12 "Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC, then most expensive film ever made
  • 1966-06-21 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)
  • 1978-01-28 35th Golden Globes: "The Turning Point", Richard Burton, & Jane Fonda win

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