Richard Burton (1925-1984) was a Welsh actor. He was nominated for seven Academy Awards
, but never won, making him one of the biggest losers in Oscar history. On stage, he played Arthur in the original production of Camelot
Burton was also famous for his marriage to Elizabeth Taylor
, who they met on the set of Cleopatra
and engaged in an affair, which resulted him in leaving his first wife Sybil Williams, for Taylor. They married in 1964, divorced in 1974, remarried in 1975, and divorced again in 1976. After his marriage to Taylor ended twice, he later married twice more, to Suzy Hunt (1976-1982) and Sally Hay (1983-1984).
On August 5, 1984, after years of alcoholism, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 58.
His film roles included: