Skip to comments.Liz Taylor 'at death's door'
Posted on 04/28/2006 5:54:50 AM PDT by yankeedame
Liz Taylor 'at death's door'
From: MX From correspondents in Los Angeles
April 28, 2006
Legend ... Taylor pictured at the 2005 BAFTA awards/file
HOLLYWOOD legend Elizabeth Taylor is reportedly on
the brink of death after her heart began to fail.
The Oscar winner, 74, is believed to be bedridden in her Bel Air, California, home. Taylor reportedly cancelled her annual Easter party to plan her funeral.
She is expected to be buried next to former husband Richard Burton in Switzerland.
"Liz is inching closer to death every day and she knows it," a friend said.
The actress was diagnosed with a disease known as congestive heart failure, a terminal condition where the heart weakens, pumping ever-decreasing amounts of blood through the body. Taylor has been confined to a wheelchair since 2004, having broken her back five times.
Advertisement: Taylor has been near death with pneumonia twice, endured a brain tumour removal, has had skin cancer and has been a recluse since her health started failing. "She's not leaving a lot of money to her children. She wants the bulk of her fortune to go to AIDS research."
The actress said she was at her happiest while with husbands Mike Todd and Richard Burton, and in recent months mourned the loss of her pet Maltese terrier, Sugar, of whom she said: "I've never loved a dog like this in my life. It's amazing. Sometimes I think there's a person in there."
Ms Taylor won her first Oscar in 1961 for the film Butterfield 8, following this up with another in 1967 for Mike Nichols' drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, often considered her best screen performance.
It was all that chicken.
Life will end for all of us, live with that in mind.
Sounds like a person with too much time left. Maybe a farewell fragrance tour will be part of the pre-funeral.
She was a babe once. Me, they'll say "That boy was 24/7 fugly!"
She sure was hot in Cat on a hot tin roof.
It seems she's been at "death's door" for about three decades now...her various maladies seem to pop up a couple of times a year.
She was still pretty awesome in "Cleopatra." No one had Liz's eyes. What a rotten judge of husbands, though.
Her Oscar for 'Butterfield 8' was considered more of a sympathy vote ... Taylor had just recovered from her first life threatening malady and was still convalescing at the time of the Academy Award.
You got it! Those violet eyes were captivating.
She was "hot" in lots of movies, if you like her type (I do).
But she was also a really good actresss when she had the right material. Cat was one such role. The material doesn't stand up 100% by today's standards, but she did an amazing job wiith it. And the stuff she did in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was remarkable. Disturbing, but remarkable.
She also had quite a career as a child actress.
It was once said "it's all about the eyes". This first began when she was a child in National Velvet, a horseracing film.
She was a star at a young age and hanging around Hollywood perverted her values. Hanging around with all those queer movie stars I believe she became a fag hag. Perhaps the fruit men she hung around with were easier for her to talk with and she didnt have to compete with them as she did the slut wannabee star women.
She didnt have much of a family life. She lived in a fantasy world .
Definitely one of the worlds most beautiful women at one time.
Congestive heart failure at her age is literally a death sentence. She'll be gone by the end of the year, for sure.
But with all that plastic surgery her body will never decompose. Maybe they can stuff her and put her in Madame Tussaud's
I think it's sort of wierd Liz Taylor, (who converted to Judaism when she married Mike Todd), has annual Easter parties.
She's broken her back about as often as she's been married.
Wondering if there's a correlation?