Richard Burton - Richard Burton Honoured In Hollywood On St. David's Day

Late movie legend Richard Burton was posthumously honoured with the latest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday (01Mar13).

His star was unveiled next to his ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor's pavement plaque on Hollywood Boulevard.

Burton, who died in 1984, received the career honour as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of movie classic Cleopatra, in which he co-starred with Taylor.

The couple's adopted daughter, Maria Burton, accepted the star on her father's behalf on St. David's Day, which honours the patron saint of Burton's native Wales.

Fellow Welshman Michael Sheen was among the celebrities who paid tribute to the actor, recalling a chance meeting with his hero and Taylor when he was a young boy.

The Queen star told the crowd, "The same beach that I built my boyhood sand castles (on)... that one legendary day, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor descended from the heavens, like gods from Olympus, in a helicopter... and landed.

"They stepped out swathed in luxurious fur coats... and walked among us for too short a time."


Contactmusic

Tags: Richard Burton


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Kiefer Sutherland Issues Professional Response To Freddie Prinze Jr.'s "Unprofessional" Criticism

The 47 year-old actor only had fond memories of working with Prinze Jr...

Kiefer Sutherland Issues Professional Response To Freddie Prinze Jr.'s

Jessie J's New Single "Bang Bang" Is A Summer Playlist Staple

Ariana Grande is checking off rap babes to collaborate with one by one...

Jessie J's New Single

Reason #23435 To Like Chris Pratt - "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Star Connects With Fans At Charity Screening

Chris Pratt may just be the best human – in Hollywood, anyway. The Guardians...

Reason #23435 To Like Chris Pratt -

Zayn Malik told to kill himself after controversial tweet

One Direction’s Zayn Malik has attracted enormous criticism on Twitter after simply...

Zayn Malik told to kill himself after controversial tweet

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love

La Toya Jackson is re-booting her showbiz career with a brand new music video for latest single...

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love Video
Advertisement

Quentin Tarantino Confirms That 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Made For Big-Screen

Quentin Tarantino seems to have had a change of heart against the individuals...

 Quentin Tarantino Confirms That 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Made For Big-Screen

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

A group of young women from Philadelphia that founded a website titled...

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Set To Tie The Knot Next Year

Excited fans first heard the news that former 'That 70's Show' co-stars...

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Set To Tie The Knot Next Year


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Richard Burton Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Richard Burton

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All