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Burton death anniversary tribute

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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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