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††††† Richard Burton †††††

(10 Nov 1925 - 5 Aug 1984)

†† Richard Burton, born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr., made his film debut in The Last Days of Dolwyn, 1947. Real fame came when he portrayed King Author in Camelot, 1960 and Marc Antony in Cleopatra, 1963, where he began his relationship with Elizabeth Taylor (married 1964-1974, 1975-1976). He was nominated for seven Oscar awards but never won (a record shared with Peter O'Toole). Completed Ellis Island, a miniseries in which he appeared with his daughter, Kate Burton, in 1984. Just days before he was to film the sequel to Wild Geese, he died of a brain hemmorage in Geneva, Switzerland at age 58.


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For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of Kings.


[KING RICHARD II Act 3, Scene 2]

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