Domestic Relations: The Perils of Mexican Divorce

Endless publicity had made it abundantly plain: Actor Richard Burton had been in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for six months making a new movie, Night of the Iguana. Nor was it any secret that his wife Sybil had felt no urge to join him there. But last week Sybil Burton traveled to Mexico by proxy. A local lawyer appeared for her in a State of Jalisco court, and she divorced Burton for "cruelty." He will marry Liz Taylor "as soon as possible—the sooner the better," after she sheds Eddie Fisher. For Liz, 31, Dick will be No. 5.

The Burtons thus became...

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