He is buried in the Protestant Churchyard in Celigny, Switzerland.
Richard made his first film appearance in a movie called "The Last Days Of Dolwyn," in 1948.
Richard spent time as an officer cadet in the RAFin the late 1940's, but was unable to be a pilot due to his lack of perfect eyesight.
Richard made his stage debut in Emlyn William's "Druid's Rest," in 1943.
Richard was accepted to Oxford University when he was only 16 years old.
Richard's daughter Kate Burton is also a successful actress herself.
He was the twelfth child of 13 children born to Richard 'Dic' Walter and Edith Jenkins.
He was appointed a CBE in 1970.
Richard's mother died when he was only 2 years old and he was then raised by his sister, Cis.
Richard made sure that all of his movie contracts stated a clause which said that he did not have to work on the 1st of March, St. David's Day, the day honoring the national hero of Wales.
Since Elizabeth was unable to have any more children, she and Richard adopted a German girl as their daughter and named her Maria.
Richard was actually engaged to Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (Serbia & Montenegro) between the time of his two marriages to Elizabeth Taylor.
Richard won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for "Camelot" in 1961.
He and Robert F. Kennedy, whom he greatly admired, once competed in trying to outdo the other by quoting Shakespeare's sonnets. Richard won by doing one backwards.
Richard was the best man at Laurence Olivier's marriage to Joan Plowright in New York City on March 17, 1961.
Oddly, he and fellow actors Ray Milland, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones all were born within a 10-mile radius in south-western Wales.
He taught Shakespeare to future actress Catherine Oxenberg when she was 13 years old.
He spoke Spoke Cymraeg (Welsh-language) before he spoke English.
Together with Peter O'Toole, he currently holds the record for the most Oscar nominations (7) without a single win.
Richard took his professional name from his former schoolmaster, Philip Burton, who adopted him at the age of 16.
Richard was married twice to actress Elizabeth Taylor, both ending in divorce.
Richard: If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.