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Age58 (age at death)
Birthday 10 November, 1925
Birthplace Pontrhydyfen, Wales UK
Died 5 August, 1984
Place of Death Celigny, Geneva, Switzerland
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
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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. A heavy drinker, Burton's purported failure to live up to those expectations disappointed some critics and colleagues and added to his image as a great performer who had wasted his talent; he is nevertheless widely regarded as one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.

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