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Richard Burton

1925 - 1984

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Richard Burton (; 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 Kenneth Tynan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Burton has received more than 9,370,103 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Burton is the 20th most popular actor (up from 21st in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 4th most popular British Actor.

Richard Burton is most famous for being a Welsh actor and writer. He is most known for his roles in "Cleopatra" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

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Among actors, Richard Burton ranks 20 out of 9,996Before him are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sophia Loren, Marlene Dietrich, Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, and Amitabh Bachchan. After him are Louis de Funès, James Stewart, Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, Bud Spencer, and Danny DeVito.

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Among people born in 1925, Richard Burton ranks 3Before him are Malcolm X and Margaret Thatcher. After him are Pol Pot, Yukio Mishima, Mikis Theodorakis, Paul Newman, Albert Bandura, Gilles Deleuze, Patrice Lumumba, Zygmunt Bauman, and Alija Izetbegović. Among people deceased in 1984, Richard Burton ranks 2Before him is Michel Foucault. After him are Yuri Andropov, Indira Gandhi, François Truffaut, Paul Dirac, Johnny Weissmuller, Martin Niemöller, Ray Kroc, Mikhail Sholokhov, Truman Capote, and Ed Gein.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Burton ranks 58 out of 7,765Before him are Oliver Cromwell (1599), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Alfred the Great (849), Cecil Rhodes (1853), John Stuart Mill (1806), and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930). After him are William Wallace (1270), Herbert Spencer (1820), Charles Babbage (1791), Henry VII of England (1457), George VI (1895), and Virginia Woolf (1882).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Richard Burton ranks 4Before him are Charlie Chaplin (1889), Anthony Hopkins (1937), and Sean Connery (1930). After him are Roger Moore (1927), Maggie Smith (1934), Alan Rickman (1946), Ian McKellen (1939), Liam Neeson (1952), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Rowan Atkinson (1955), and Cary Grant (1904).

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