Appeared in the revival of Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe
's "Camelot," which opened at the New York State Theatre on July 8, 1980 and closed on August 23, 1980 after 56 total performances. The production then went on the road, where Burton was replaced by Richard Harris
, who played King Arthur in the movie version (Camelot
5 Biographical Movies |
16 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
6 Interviews |
47 Articles |
18 Pictorials |
53 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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As the seventh son of a Welsh miner I knew hardship first hand. I come from the lower depths of the working class. It's true that I now earn one and a quarter of a million dollars per picture, and it sounds strange to say that at heart I am a Communist, but there is no contradiction because I don't exploit others.
Died shortly after the filming of 1984
(1984) was completed. He was in terrible health during filming from years of alcoholism and heavy smoking, and had to wear a neck brace during rehearsals.
Frequently played historic or real-life figures.