Simona AN‘s Today’s Memory
Richard Burton’s birthday
Originally shared by Simona AN
November 10, 1925, Pontrhydyfen, Wales – August 5, 1984)
Richard Burton was a Welsh stage and cinema actor noted for his mellifluous baritone voice and his great acting talent. Establishing himself as a formidable Shakespearean actor in the 1950s, with a memorable performance of Hamlet in 1964, Burton was called „the natural successor to Olivier” by critic and dramaturg Kenneth Tynan.
He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, six of which were for Best Actor in a Leading Role (without ever winning), and was a recipient of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony Awards for Best Actor. Although never trained as an actor, Burton was, at one time, the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. He remains closely associated in the public consciousness with his second wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor.