Richard Burton's ex, theater producer, dies at 83
NEW YORK (AP) — The woman Richard Burton left to marry Elizabeth Taylor has died. Theater producer and nightclub founder Sybil Christopher was 83.
The Bay Street Theater on Long Island has posted an obituary for Christopher on its website. The New York Times has reported she died Thursday in New York City.
The Welsh-born Christopher was Sybil Burton when Richard Burton, her first husband, left her for Taylor, in 1963.
She left California for New York where she opened a nightclub in 1965 with backing from famous friends like Julie Andrews and Leonard Bernstein.
The club, called Arthur, became a celebrity hangout and turned Christopher into a post-divorce success story.
She married Jordan Christopher, the lead singer of the club's house band, in 1966.
Christopher founded the Bay Street Theater in 1991 with two partners and was its artistic director for 22 years.
She is survived by three daughters, including actress Kate Burton.
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