Artwork Story Staircase
Presenting the piece ‘Staircase’ featuring Welsh actor Richard Burton on the London set of Stanley Donen’s comedy drama, ‘Staircase’, November 1968.
Born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925, Mr. Burton had a rather tragic childhood. His mother died while he was a toddler and his father abandoned the family, leaving him to be raised by his sister Cecilia and her husband Elfred. He received a scholarship to Oxford University to study acting and made his first stage appearance in 1944. Mr. Burton is by some more frequently remembered for his turbulent personal life and multiple marriages, but will always be recognized as one of the great British actors of the post-WWII period.