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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.
James Dean stole every scene he was in though. I always think of "Giant" as a James Dean film, not a Rock Hudson or Elizableth Taylor film.
She was absolutely GORGEOUS with that dark beauty and violet eyes. My husband and I were discussing the fact that there are no real stars to take the place of the big stars that are dying.
What some people forget is that this was PRE-plastic surgery, pre-colored contacts etc
Wow, you're exactly right. Beautiful stars from back in the day were really beautiful stars. Today its about the silicone and the scalpel.
If you're familiar with the expression "fell down drunk," I think you'd find your answer. Poor woman had a few addictions, which probably also had a hand in the divorces.
Actually Burton, George Segal, and Sandy Dennis. Liz was great, but Burton was robbed of an Oscar. He was magnificent in that film.
If one likes boozy, mousey, castrating women and weak, snivelling, broken men...
Today's beauties aren't bad either.
If you like little girls.
Like someone said above,
today's 'beauties' are all girls,
with unrealistic body types.
There isn't a woman amoungst them.
LOL!! Kind of bohemian.
Both were remarkable women. While Liz has more than her fair share of faults, she also seems to be very honest and (for a woman many times married) very loyal.
By the way - if you do an image search on yahoo for Audrey Hepburn now, you get a large mix of the carnivorous-looking Love-Hewitt dressed as Audrey. Frightening!
That's "Sybil", the usual spelling of the name. People are going to start thinking he was married to Cybill Shepherd!
It killed my mother six years ago at age 83.
My mom looked like Liz Taylor...especially in that picture. Unfortunately I resemble my father!
Sophia still is!!!
Look like fake breasties, and that face is nothing special.......excuse me.
She's still alive? I thought she died 10 years ago and donated her nose to Michael Jackson.
Jennifer Jones was beautiful too.
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