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Richard Burton

Richard BurtonAKA Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr.

Born: 10-Nov-1925
Birthplace: Pontrhydyfen, Wales
Died: 5-Aug-1984
Location of death: Celigny, Geneva, Switzerland
Cause of death: Cerebral Hemorrhage
Remains: Buried, Protestant Churchyard, Celigny, Switzerland

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Wales
Executive summary: Nineteen Eighty Four


[1] Michael Munn, Richard Burton: Prince of Players (2008), p25: "It might be assumed that women were the only ones who ever provided Richard with his greatest of pleasure. But that didn't stop him from experimenting. In Winchester, during a discussion about how he perceived acting to be a primarily homosexual craft, he told me out of the blue: I gave it a try once... Intimacy with a man. How can you know you don't like caviar if you never tried it?" Burton's experience was during his time in the RAF, in 1944. Explaining later, "I was scared to try it again... because what terrified me most was that I might have come to like it."

Father: Philip H. Burton (adoptive)
Wife: Sybil Christopher ("Sybil Williams", m. 1948, div. 1963, d. 9-Mar-2013, two daughters)
Daughter:
Kate Burton (actress, b. 10-Sep-1957)
Daughter: Jessica (b. 1961, autistic)
Wife: Elizabeth Taylor (m. 15-Mar-1964, div. 1974)
Wife: Elizabeth Taylor (m. 10-Oct-1975, div. 1-Aug-1976)
Wife: Susan Hunt (m. 1976, div. 1982)
Wife: Sally Hay (m. 1983)

    University: Oxford University

    Adopted
    Jewish Ancestry Maternal grandfather
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6336 Hollywood Blvd.
    Risk Factors: Insomnia, Epilepsy, Alcoholism, Sciatica

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Doctor Faustus (10-Oct-1967)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Nineteen Eighty-Four (10-Oct-1984) · O'Brien
    Wagner (Dec-1983)
    Lovespell (Dec-1981)
    Circle of Two (1980)
    Breakthrough (1-Mar-1979)
    The Medusa Touch (22-Nov-1978)
    The Wild Geese (11-Nov-1978)
    Absolution (1978)
    Equus (16-Oct-1977) · Martin Dysart
    Exorcist II: The Heretic (17-Jun-1977) · Fr. Lamont
    Brief Encounter (12-Nov-1974)
    The Klansman (25-Oct-1974)
    The Voyage (11-Mar-1974)
    Massacre in Rome (4-Oct-1973)
    The Assassination of Trotsky (13-Oct-1972)
    Bluebeard (18-Aug-1972)
    Hammersmith Is Out (12-May-1972)
    Under Milk Wood (27-Jan-1972)
    Villain (26-May-1971)
    Raid on Rommel (12-Feb-1971) · Foster
    Anne of the Thousand Days (18-Dec-1969) · King Henry VIII
    Staircase (20-Aug-1969)
    Candy (17-Dec-1968)
    Where Eagles Dare (4-Dec-1968) · Smith
    Boom (26-May-1968) · Chris Flanders
    The Comedians (31-Oct-1967) · Brown
    Doctor Faustus (10-Oct-1967)
    The Taming of the Shrew (27-Feb-1967) · Petruchio
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (21-Jun-1966) · George
    The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (16-Dec-1965)
    The Sandpiper (23-Jun-1965) · Dr. Edward Hewitt
    Hamlet (23-Sep-1964)
    The Night of the Iguana (6-Aug-1964) · Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon
    Becket (11-Mar-1964)
    Zulu (22-Jan-1964) · Narrator [VOICE]
    The V.I.P.'s (1-Sep-1963) · Paul Andros
    Cleopatra (12-Jun-1963) · Marc Antony
    The Longest Day (Sep-1962) · RAF Pilot
    The Bramble Bush (24-Feb-1960)
    The Tempest (3-Feb-1960)
    Ice Palace (2-Jan-1960)
    Look Back in Anger (15-Sep-1959) · Jimmy Porter
    Sea Wife (16-Oct-1957)
    Bitter Victory (1957)
    Alexander the Great (28-Mar-1956) · Alexander
    The Rains of Ranchipur (14-Dec-1955) · Dr. Safti
    Prince of Players (11-Jan-1955)
    The Robe (16-Sep-1953) · Marcellus Gallio
    The Desert Rats (8-May-1953) · Capt. MacRoberts
    My Cousin Rachel (25-Dec-1952)
    Green Grow the Rushes (6-Nov-1951)
    Waterfront Women (26-Jul-1950)
    The Last Days of Dolwyn (13-Apr-1949)


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