Richard Burton may be remembered for his personal life as well as for his acting career. Starting in the 1950s and continuing through his death in 1984, Burton turned in memorable performances on stage and screen. Following his Broadway debut in The Lady’s Not for Burning, he received his first Tony nomination for Time Remembered in 1958.
Burton received a total of seven Oscar nominations throughout his career. His first, in the Supporting Actor category, was for 1952′s My Cousin Rachel. The other six were in the Actor category. They were for 1953′s The Robe, 1964′s Becket, 1965′s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, 1966′s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1969′s Anne of the Thousand Days, and 1977′s Equus.
In 1960, Burton made his Broadway musical debut in Camelot. He received the 1961 Actor in a Musical Tony for his performance. He also received a Tony nomination in 1964 for Hamlet. In 1976 he received a special Tony. His final Broadway appearance was in a revival of Private Lives opposity his twice former wife Elizabeth Taylor.