Richard Burton`s Hollywood Walk of Fame star unveiled

Updated: Mar 02, 2013, 13:22 PM IST

London: A star honouring legendary actor Richard Burton was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next to that of his wife Elizabeth Taylor on St David`s Day.

The couple`s adopted daughter Maria and Welsh actor Michael Sheen attended the ceremony at Hollywood Boulevard on Wales` national day.

The unveiling was also timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the couple`s famous film `Cleopatra,` the BBC reported.

The unveiling of the star - the 2,491st pavement plaque that has been installed on the Walk of Fame - comes after the Western Mail newspaper started a campaign for Burton to be recognised.

Burton, who died in 1984, starred alongside Taylor in 11 films.