Caption: Still of Richard Burton and Joan Plowright in Equus (1977)
Actor, Producer, Director
Born: November 10, 1925
Star sign: Scorpio
Height: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Known for: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Becket (1964)
Probably more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, Richard Burton was nonetheless one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period. Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins in Pontrhydyfen, Wales, to Edith Maude (Thomas) and Richard Walter Jenkins, a coal miner. He received a scholarship to Oxford ...