Barbara Olive Skelton

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Barbara Olive Skelton

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 27, 1996 (79)
Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom (brain cancer)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Major George Skelton
Ex-wife of Cyril Vernon Connolly; George Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld and Derek Ainslie Jackson, DFC, AFC, OBE, FRS
Sister of Brenda Skelton

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About Barbara Olive Skelton

Barbara Skelton, 79, British author best known for her books about her colorful life and loves. Her two volumes of memoirs--"Tears Before Bedtime" published in 1987, and "Weep No More" in 1989--offered malicious descriptions of her three husbands and numerous lovers ranging from King Farouk of Egypt to New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams to a police officer who investigated a burglary at her home. Her husbands were literary critic Cyril Connolly, publisher Lord George Weidenfeld and newspaper heir Derek Jackson. The recent film "A Business Affair" was said to be based loosely on Skelton and her relationship with Connolly and Weidenfeld. Skelton's novels included "A Young Girl's Touch" in 1956 and "A Love Match" in 1969. On Jan. 27 1996 in Worcestershire, England, of a brain tumor.

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Barbara Olive Skelton's Timeline

June 26, 1916
Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
January 27, 1996
Age 79
Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom