Sally Burton

Author and Philanthropist
Born Jan 21, 1948

Sally Burton, also known as Sally Hay Burton, was the fourth and last wife of actor Richard Burton.

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1948 Birth Born in 1948.


1983 35 Years Old The daughter of a journalist, Jack Hay, Sally worked as a freelance production assistant on the set of the TV mini-series Wagner when Richard Burton met her. During a seven-month tour of the United States with Noël Coward's play Private Lives, in which Elizabeth Taylor was Richard Burton's co-star, Burton and Hay married on 3 July 1983 in Las Vegas; it was Burton's fifth marriage and her first.
1984 36 Years Old After the tour, they went to rest in Hawaii for several months before returning to their home in Céligny where Burton died on 5 August 1984; Sally Burton was then 36.


2005 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Sally Burton donated the Richard Burton Collection to Swansea University in 2005 and she received an honorary fellowship from that university in 2006.


2009 61 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, she launched the Richard Burton Award for New Plays, offering a prize pool of A$30,000 for writers of unproduced scripts; this is Australia's richest prize for playwrights. … Read More
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