Who is Mike Yarwood’s ex-wife Sandra Burville?

Beloved TV impressionist and comedian Mike Yarwood has sadly died aged 82 – after a career spanning decades.

The Royal Variety Charity announced on Friday evening that the star had died.

Mike Yarwood has sadly died aged 82


Mike Yarwood has sadly died aged 82Photo credit: Rex
The popular comedian was married to Sandra Burville


The popular comedian was married to Sandra BurvillePhoto credit: Getty

Yarwood became a household name in the 1960s and 1970s with his impressions of politicians and other celebrities.

He played famous faces such as Brian Clough, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Ted Heath, Harold Wilson and Alf Garnett on The Mike Yarwood Show.

But was Mike married? And did he have children?

Who is Mike Yarwood’s ex-wife Sandra Burville?

The couple tied the knot in 1969


The couple tied the knot in 1969Photo credit: Getty

From 1969 to 1985 he was married to the dancer Sandra Burville.

She is best known for her roles in Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966), Man in a Suitcase (1967) and Thirty-Minute Theater (1965).

Sandra helped Mike navigate the world of show business in the early 1960s.

Mike witnessed the impact of his comedic genius. Their partnership was not just a marriage but a collaboration that made millions of people smile.

It was reported that there were many reasons for the breakdown of their marriage – including his declining career coupled with his alcohol addiction and depression.

Did Mike Yarwood and Sandra Burville have children?

Mike had two daughters with his ex-wife Sandra


Mike had two daughters with his ex-wife SandraPhoto credit: Hulton Archive – Getty

Mike is survived by their daughters Charlotte and Clare.

His eldest daughter Charlotte was born on October 19, 1970 and his younger daughter named Clare was born on November 29, 1972.

Claire runs the Yarwood-White company and is a jewelry designer by profession.

She has also written a book about jewelry called Bridal Jewelry.

Where is Sandra Burville now?

Sandra has led a quiet life since her divorce


Sandra has led a quiet life since her divorcePhoto credit: Getty

Little is known about Sandra and her life at the moment – it seems that she has stayed out of the spotlight and is living a quiet life.

While Mike spent the later years of his life at the Royal Variety Charity’s Brinsworth House, a residential and nursing home for theater and entertainment professionals in Twickenham, south west London.

The Royal Variety Charity said it was deeply saddened to announce his death, adding: “He leaves an immeasurable void in the entertainment industry.”

It continued: “Mike Yarwood quickly gained notoriety for his extraordinary ability to mimic the voices and mannerisms of countless celebrities and public figures.”

“His talent for impersonation brought smiles to the faces of millions, and his unique ability to capture the essence of his subjects made him an icon in the comedy world.”

The charity added: “Throughout his career, Mike appeared on television screens across the country and became a household name in the 1960s and 1970s.”

“His variety shows, including The Mike Yarwood Show and Mike Yarwood In Persons, captivated audiences and showcased his uncanny talent for impersonation on prime-time television for two decades.”

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“The Mike Yarwood Show (1977) holds the record for largest single audience on Christmas Day with 21.4 million viewers.

“Mike’s family has asked that their privacy be respected at this sad and difficult time.”

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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