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Sybil Burton Christopher Has Died

Mrs Richard Burton before La Liz.

Former owner of 1960s "discoteque" Arthur.

Wife of much younger Jordan Christopher until his death in 1996.

Founder of the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, along with Emma Walton (Aka Julie Andrews' daughter) and Steven Hamilton.

She was 83

by Anonymousreply 1503/10/2013

Was she Kate's mother?

by Anonymousreply 103/09/2013

Arthur opened in what had been the El Morocco nightclub.

by Anonymousreply 203/09/2013

Was Arthur her club on 6th Ave in the Village?

by Anonymousreply 303/09/2013

[quote]Former owner of 1960s "discoteque" Arthur.

Fun fact : Arthur was named after the line from a Hard Day's Night when the journalist asks George Harrison what his haircut is called and he answers: 'Arthur'.

by Anonymousreply 403/09/2013

It's like the light has gone out of the world.

by Anonymousreply 503/09/2013

Yes, she is Kate Burton's mother.

Arthur was on 54th Street

by Anonymousreply 603/09/2013

Arthur was the place to be in the mid-60s for the jet set and celebrities. It was Studio 54 before Studio 54. I could picture Jonathan and Tina Balzer dropping in at Arthur, and maybe Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse and their friends.

The hippie scene was down at The Electric Circus on St Mark's Place.

Sybil sold in 1969 when the mob moved in and there was a racial shooting. By that time, music was being listened to at concerts, festivals and places like the Fillmore East.

by Anonymousreply 703/09/2013

The challenged daughter is still put away

by Anonymousreply 803/09/2013

Fancy an ashtray from Arthur?

$195-

by Anonymousreply 903/09/2013

I went to 54 and Area and all those places I'd swap them all for a night at Arthur.

by Anonymousreply 1003/09/2013

I don't remember her saying a word about the Liz and Dick thing at the time. She more or less held her head up high, sailed past all the reporters looking for some damning quotes and never said a bad word about Dick.

Got the divorce, started going with a very handsome younger guy, married him and lived her life above the fray. Outliving all the actors in the scandal. Good show, Sybil. RIP

by Anonymousreply 1103/09/2013

If Sybil Burton married Ish Kabibble she'd be Sybil Kabibble!

by Anonymousreply 1203/09/2013

Check out the Roddy McDowell thread - mentions how Roddy's BF at the time, , left to live with Sybill - after a month, he came back to Roddy, and Roddy wouldn't take him back.

by Anonymousreply 1303/10/2013

[quote] The challenged daughter is still put away

Wasn't she kept secret for years? Like Michael Caine's brother?

by Anonymousreply 1403/10/2013

[quote] I don't remember her saying a word about the Liz and Dick thing at the time.

She never spoke again to Richard Burton for the rest of his life.

by Anonymousreply 1503/10/2013
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