Appeared (his Broadway debut) in John Gielgud
's production of Christopher Fry
's romantic comedy "The Lady's Not For Burning" (at the Royale Theatre on 11/8/50. The show closed on March 17, 1951 after 151 performances.
4 Biographical Movies |
15 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
6 Interviews |
44 Articles |
18 Pictorials |
53 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Did You Know?
My father said all actors were homosexuals. That is nonsense, of course. But perhaps most actors are latent homosexuals and we cover it with drink. I was a homosexual once, but not for long. But I tried it. It didn't work so I gave it up. (1975)
Was a great fan of baseball, which he followed avidly when he was in America. Burton thought Pulitzer Prize-winning baseball columnist Red Smith
was a brilliant writer. Burton played softball with a team from the Broadway theatre in the 1980s, despite crippling bursitis in his shoulder.
Frequently played self-loathing characters, particularly in his later career.