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Burton death anniversary tribute

It is 25 years since the stage actor and Hollywood star Richard Burton died in Switzerland, aged only 58.

Born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925 in Pontyrhydyfen near Port Talbot, he became a critically acclaimed actor and was nominated seven times for an Oscar.

His life and legacy was discussed on BBC Wales after Burton himself described why he became an actor.

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