Burton makes Walk of Fame

Welsh icon Richard Burton is to be given a posthumous place on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame almost three decades after his death - next to Elizabeth Taylor, whom he married twice.

MP: Burton star means Hollywood is 'catching up' with Wales

Welsh film icon Richard Burton is to be given a posthumous place on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

The accolade comes almost three decades after his death, with the ceremony taking place on St David's Day.

"I'm delighted with the news, particularly for the family" says Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis.

"The family have long felt that Richard ought to have this recognition, and in a way Hollywood is catching Wales up"

"He was a remarkable performer".

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Burton honour will 'raise Wales' international profile'

News that Richard Burton is to be given a star on the Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles was confirmed today by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

It follows a campaign by the Western Mail newspaper, led by Welsh business academic Professor Dylan Jones-Evans.

I am sure the people of Wales will be thrilled that he is receiving this accolade on the most special day for the Welsh nation, St David's Day. This public recognition for Richard Burton's body of work will not only help raise the profile of Wales internationally, but will also help to raise funds to provide scholarships in the legendary actor's name to support young Welsh talent at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.

– Professor Dylan Jones-Evans