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 8,716,739 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Richard Burton is the 21st most popular actor, the 58th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 55th in 2019) 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 21 out of 10,030Before him are Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kirk Douglas, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Nicholson, and James Stewart. After him are Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, Judy Garland, Bud Spencer, Sarah Bernhardt, and Yul Brynner.

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Among people born in 1925, Richard Burton ranks 4Before him are Malcolm X, Margaret Thatcher, and Pol Pot. After him are Gilles Deleuze, Yukio Mishima, Paul Newman, Patrice Lumumba, Albert Bandura, Robert F. Kennedy, 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, Ray Kroc, François Truffaut, Paul Dirac, Johnny Weissmuller, Ed Gein, Truman Capote, Martin Niemöller, and Mikhail Sholokhov.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Burton ranks 58 out of 6,924Before him are Cecil Rhodes (1853), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), Lewis Carroll (1832), Oliver Cromwell (1599), Virginia Woolf (1882), and John Stuart Mill (1806). After him are Charles, Prince of Wales (1948), David Ricardo (1772), Edward VI of England (1537), George VI (1895), Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930), and Henry VII of England (1457).

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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 Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Roger Moore (1927), Ian McKellen (1939), Maggie Smith (1934), Christopher Lee (1922), Michael Caine (1933), Alan Rickman (1946), and Liam Neeson (1952).

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