Richard Burton's ex-wife dies: Born Sybil Williams in Wales, she became a 1960's post-divorce success story after Richard Burton left her to marry Elizabeth Taylor.
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The woman best known as Richard Burton's ex — he left her to marry Elizabeth Taylor — has died. Theater producer and nightclub founder Sybil Christopher was 83.
The Welsh-born Christopher was Sybil Burton when Richard Burton, her first husband, left her for Taylor in 1963.
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.