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Subject: Wow, Sir Richard Burton would have been 95 today! ...


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Nominated for Oscar 7 times(!) in 25 years, and shamefully never received the honor!
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Date Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 12:24:05am
In reply to: jlp 's message, "Nov. 10th~Happy 102nd Birthday! Politician Sundar Lal Khurana, Actress Pamela Standish is 100, Aerospace Engineer Harry Dornbrand is 98, Religious Figure Ted Luscombe is 96, Songwriter Marilyn Bergman is 91, Actor Rolf Brin turns 90." on Monday, November 09, 09:00:48pm



Richard Burton, CBE
[ Richard Walter Jenkins Jr. ]
(10 November 1925 5 August 1984)


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. A heavy drinker, Burton's purported failure to live up to those expectations disappointed some critics and colleagues and added to his image as a great performer who had wasted his talent; he is nevertheless widely regarded as one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.

Burton was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, but never won an Oscar. He was a recipient of BAFTAs, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards for Best Actor. In the mid-1960s, Burton ascended into the ranks of the top box office stars. By the late 1960s, Burton was one of the highest-paid actors in the world, receiving fees of $1 million or more plus a share of the gross receipts. Burton remained closely associated in the public consciousness with his second wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor. The couple's turbulent relationship was rarely out of the news.

Learn MORE of the late, great Welsh actor ...
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000009/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Burton
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2033/richard-burton

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IMO, Burton's best screen performance -"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1966), both he and wife Elizabeth Taylor were nominated for 'Best' top acting nods ...Liz won, Dick didn't.Happy Birthday, Mr. B.Tuesday, November 10, 04:58:15am


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