Richard Burton

1925 - 1984

Richard Burton

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 and dramaturge Kenneth Tynan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Burton has received more than 6,284,170 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular actor.

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  • 13.95

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  • 2.54

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Among actors, Richard Burton ranks 22 out of 8,832Before him are Amitabh Bachchan, Anthony Hopkins, Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, James Stewart, and Yul Brynner. After him are Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Sarah Bernhardt, Louis de Funès, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bud Spencer.

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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 Yukio Mishima, Gilles Deleuze, Patrice Lumumba, Paul Newman, B.B. King, Zygmunt Bauman, Robert F. Kennedy, and Alija Izetbegović. Among people deceased in 1984, Richard Burton ranks 2Before him is Michel Foucault. After him are Yuri Andropov, Indira Gandhi, Paul Dirac, François Truffaut, Johnny Weissmuller, Mikhail Sholokhov, Ed Gein, Ray Kroc, Marvin Gaye, and Martin Niemöller.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Burton ranks 55 out of 5,347Before him are Anthony Hopkins (1937), Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857), Oliver Cromwell (1599), David Ricardo (1772), Cecil Rhodes (1853), and Ivar the Boneless (900). After him are Alfred the Great (849), John Stuart Mill (1806), Virginia Woolf (1882), Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900), Thomas Robert Malthus (1766), and J. M. W. Turner (1775).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Richard Burton ranks 4Before him are Charlie Chaplin (1889), Sean Connery (1930), and Anthony Hopkins (1937). After him are Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Christopher Lee (1922), Roger Moore (1927), Ian McKellen (1939), Michael Caine (1933), Liam Neeson (1952), Maggie Smith (1934), and Cary Grant (1904).