The Real "Sybil"

By: Addison Mudd

Facts About The Real Sybil


Shirley Ardell Mason


January 25th, 1923 in Dodge Center, MN

Death date:

February 26, 1998 in Lexington, KY


Shirley Mason lived in Lexington KY, and she ran an arts business out of her home.

Dr. Wilbur

Wilbur, real name; Cornelia B. Wilbur, was a professor of psychiatry at the University of Kentucky, died in 1992.

- Wilbur and Shirley stayed close forever, after the 11 years of treatment.

Facts About Shirley

- She moved to where Dr. WIlbur was, to continue treatment

- She had 16 personalities

- She did have a bad childhood

- She did enjoy painting, as in the movie

- Shirley did have many triggers, but not as easily triggered