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Elizabeth Taylor, RIP
Twitter breaking news | 3/23/11 | self

Posted on 03/23/2011 6:13:11 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa

Twitter BReaking news - RIP Elizabeth Taylor.

Several news organizations confirming.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: elizabethtaylor; hollywood; liztaylor; movies; obituary; rip; taylor
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To: napscoordinator

I’m with you - also, loyalty is not a quality found very much these days.


151 posted on 03/23/2011 7:39:58 AM PDT by juliej
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To: strider44

I don’t think anyone have destroyed Newt Gingrich because he’s been divorced.

Newt Gingrich was having an affair with a subordinate and served divorce papers to his wife as she lay in a hospital bed recovering from cancer surgery.

Those are what people find appalling about Newt Gingrich.


152 posted on 03/23/2011 7:41:19 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: RoseofTexas

Actress Elizabeth Taylor and her children (L-R) Michael Wilding Jr., Christopher Wilding, Maria Burton and Liza Todd Burton pose as they arrive for her 75th birthday party at the Ritz-Carlton in Lake Las Vegas, in Henderson, Nevada February 27, 2007.


153 posted on 03/23/2011 7:41:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: RoseofTexas
To tell the truth, Rose. I'm not sure I've seen a photo of any of her kids (at least in the last 20 or 30 years).

Maybe someone else has a photo they can post.

154 posted on 03/23/2011 7:41:46 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: null and void
lol...hey, c'mon, the lady just died, but, yeah, not one of her finer moments in life. Ah well.

I do enjoy how she looks in the other pix on this thread though--especially Post #40. Wow.

155 posted on 03/23/2011 7:42:33 AM PDT by winstonwolf33
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To: StarFan

They took ‘on-screen chemistry’ to a whole new level.


156 posted on 03/23/2011 7:42:50 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: JoeProBono
Wow. Thanks for that photo.

(Makes my post look a bit silly underneath yours. ;)

157 posted on 03/23/2011 7:44:26 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

That’s a great picture.


158 posted on 03/23/2011 7:45:06 AM PDT by altura
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To: Keith in Iowa

She wasn’t just a pretty face, the lady had serious acting chops...

RIP..


159 posted on 03/23/2011 7:49:05 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Friendofgeorge

When my 4 year-old’s cousins come over, THEY all fight over who is riding Secretariate, but not my baby for she rides PIE!!

RIP Elizabeth


160 posted on 03/23/2011 7:50:24 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (Obama is sinking the boat that was built to stay afloat.)
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To: JoeProBono
May she rest in peace. She was absolutely larger than life, but that pic is really strange. Looks like the “Rocky Horror Picture show”.
161 posted on 03/23/2011 7:53:09 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: juliej

Carlo Ponti died in 2007.

One year in the very early ‘90’s, I was at a Dallas Cowboys/Washington Redskins game at Texas Stadium. For the coin toss, Jerry Jones drove Elizabeth Taylor out to the star. The ref told her to call it. His mike was on and it caugth one of the Redskin captains telling him that that was their job, not hers. One of the funnier things I’ve seen at Texas Stadium. The ref had to be star-struck and nervous with her on the field.

That was the only time I ever saw her. Got a couple of decent pix. She looked good even back then. R.I.P.


162 posted on 03/23/2011 7:54:23 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (Impeach the Kenyan usurper. This administration is unConitutional. Show us the long form.)
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To: strider44
Why does she get a pass? Wasn’t she married about 8 times? Can’t comment on her morals but freepers can destroy someone like Newt Gingrich because he’s been divorced?

Liz Taylor was never running for or held public office, and she never represented, nor presumed to represent, anyone or anything but herself.

Gingrich, as much as I have appreciated his vision (though his purchase of the Global Warming hooey forfeited the real regard I had for his supposed great intelligence), WAS, as part of his job, for Pete's sake, representing a group of people and a political philosophy where respect for "family values" (a term I am coming to hate and despise) as in honoring wedding vows, is a major principle for most of them.

THAT's why she gets a pass.

163 posted on 03/23/2011 7:55:31 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Funny story about Liz....after she’d been in a couple of films as a teenager, she was given a part in another movie where she was supposed to swim. Problem is...she didn’t know how. So, the studio brought another one of their stars, “the mermaid” Esther Williams to teach her how.

Supposedly, when Esther met Liz, she took one look at Liz’ somewhat-ample chest and said “Honey, with pontoons like those, you could just float.”


164 posted on 03/23/2011 7:56:27 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: Lockbar

THAT’s why she gets a pass.


165 posted on 03/23/2011 8:00:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
The "Gingrich served divorce papers to his wife in the hospital after cancer surgery" is an old Democrat talking point.

"In 1992, his Democratic opponent, Tony Center, ran a television advertisement against Mr. Gingrich that said -- erroneously -- that Mr. Gingrich "delivered divorce papers to his wife the day after her cancer operation." It went on to say that Mr. Gingrich had "left his wife and child penniless" while using a Lincoln Continental limousine and driver as one of the perks of his position as minority whip."

Source here

His first wife claimed the following: "Battley has said Gingrich discussed divorce terms with her while she was recuperating in the hospital from cancer surgery." Gingrich says that's not true. It is an unsubstantiated claim from a cheated-upon ex-wife...you don't think she would actually have anything good to say about him, do ya??
Gingrich has tons of personal flaws without having to make things up...magritte
166 posted on 03/23/2011 8:03:24 AM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Borges
I still have doubts with the accusations against Jackson.

Me too, Borges. A relative of mine who worked on the trial and was there for every moment, and who is not a Jackson fan and certainly no bleeding heart, told me that the whole thing was sad, sad, sad. Jackson was eccentric, emotionally vulnterable, asexual -- essentially, non-sexual (personally, I think he was a eunuch), and naive.

My relative thought the accusations were false and made by greedy cons, and that Jackson was plenty weird but hardly a child predator, though construed to be. This was the conclusion the relative came to after being part of every day of the public trial.

167 posted on 03/23/2011 8:13:49 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: RoseofTexas

http://www.insidesocal.com/outinhollywood/2007/02/scenes-from-elizabeth-taylors.html


168 posted on 03/23/2011 8:19:52 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: RoseofTexas

Here’s a photo album. Her graduation pic et al.

http://www.topfoto.co.uk/gallery/elizabethtaylorbio/default.htm


169 posted on 03/23/2011 8:21:48 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: miss marmelstein
RE "Giant" -- She’s sooooooo beautiful in that and she has such a strong character.

You just nailed why she is so great in that movie -- her character, Leslie is tough as nails, hard as stone, strong as iron, and as forceful as flowing river. Yet Leslie is first and foremost 100 percent gentle female; she is soft, beautiful, delicate, and infinitely feminine.

I never recognized it until reading your comment. Not a lot of women can pull off being strong without also coming across as a tad masculine. Taylor was always the apex of sweet, gentle femininity.

170 posted on 03/23/2011 8:26:44 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Keith in Iowa

R.I.P. She was one of my Mom’s fav. She was a beauty.


171 posted on 03/23/2011 8:35:04 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: mad_as_he$$

One can hope she had a saving faith in Jesus Christ, at the end....if she is to rest in the peace that eluded her here.


172 posted on 03/23/2011 8:36:14 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: DrC
I don’t understand why her eyes are bright blue in post #8 and quite brown or perhaps olive in yours. Did she wear colored contacts?

Blue eyes are odd that way -- it is totally dependent on the lighting. On an overcast day, my eyes are greyish blue. On a sunny day, they are much more blue, almost a cold sky blue. My dad's eyes are literally the color of a robin's egg, and only rarely do they take on a gray cast. Three of my four blue-eyed brothers have much darker blue eyes that (depending on the lighting and weather) can range from nearly navy (which looks close to brown in a photo) to a medium-dark blue; the other brother has blue eys that are closer to aqua in color and never look grey, even in overcast weather. I have a sister in law whose eyes are practically turquoise, and no matter the weather or what color she is wearing, they ALWAYS look turquoise.

It's just the nature of blue eyes.

173 posted on 03/23/2011 8:37:47 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: arderkrag
Ummm, if you look at her life, the multiple divorced, “classy” is not what comes to mind . She was very beautiful and an okay actress (great only in A Place in the Sun) whose career was ruined by her marriage to Richard Burton.
174 posted on 03/23/2011 8:39:26 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Patriot Babe

tioga was quoting Liz own words... verbatim.....no confusion there.


175 posted on 03/23/2011 8:42:05 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: JoeProBono

STOP IT MA’THA...


176 posted on 03/23/2011 8:46:14 AM PDT by maxsand
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To: Keith in Iowa

my fav picture. Few actresses made films as good or as bad. RIP, Liz.


177 posted on 03/23/2011 8:53:37 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good blaster kid.)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes. But that day was many moons ago. Many.


178 posted on 03/23/2011 9:03:20 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Finny

And it’s so right and reasonable that the great James Dean (as sexy Jett Rink) is gobsmacked by Liz. Personally, if I were “Leslie,” I would have dumped “Bick Benedict” real quick and taken up with “Jett”!


179 posted on 03/23/2011 9:03:28 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Bean Counter

She thought Jackson was innocenet. Lots of people still do.


180 posted on 03/23/2011 9:06:11 AM PDT by Borges
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To: kabumpo

She actually was a wonderful actress. Like Natalie Wood, she was a very natural, unfussy actress and that fools alot of people into thinking there was nothing there. She’s absolutely brilliant in “Virginia Woolf.”

Personally, I will take that kind of movie acting any day over the mannered, self-conscious stuff dished out by Meryl Streep.


181 posted on 03/23/2011 9:07:04 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Borges

Lot of people also think the Holocaust never happened.


182 posted on 03/23/2011 9:07:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

As I said earlier in this thread, I have my doubts about those accusations. I don’t think the accusers had much credibility.


183 posted on 03/23/2011 9:08:34 AM PDT by Borges
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To: NCC-1701

Angelina Jolie can’t hold a candle to her. The only one who might be close is Catherine Zeta Jones - barely. Her beauty was unearthly.


184 posted on 03/23/2011 9:12:23 AM PDT by juliej
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a great pic of Liz, Burton and Ava smoking and drinking. Back in the day of real men and women, and you can’t bet they weren’t talking about renewable energy or wringing their hands over the fate of the world.


185 posted on 03/23/2011 9:17:44 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Refudiate 0bama '12)
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To: RoseofTexas

The lady on the right is her daughter Liza Todd. I think she seems to resemble her father Mike Todd more than her mother.


186 posted on 03/23/2011 9:18:44 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Keith in Iowa

RIP. There are many roles she did which I enjoyed, but “A Place in the Sun” is up there. Beautifully filmed too.


187 posted on 03/23/2011 9:21:39 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

whatever
you and I clash on occasion anyhow I’ll get over it I do find it funny though how I begged the mods to clean up the lara logan deseved to be sexually assaulted threads to no avail and you get my musing about whether or not anyone will attend wankers funeral in a yanked in a snap
Its always been a subjective joint
I’m on vacation with my brood in south florida so have fun cheers

If the snookie comment was so bad did u report that to while u were at it hoss? Hossette?


188 posted on 03/23/2011 9:31:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (FUHB)
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To: PghBaldy

Here she is, with Richard Burton, on “Here’s Lucy.”


189 posted on 03/23/2011 9:36:29 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I just watched Cat on a Hot Tin Roof the other day. She was so talented. She left quite a legacy behind.

Cindie


190 posted on 03/23/2011 9:36:37 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: PghBaldy

Vid from Here’s Lucy when Lucy gets THE ring stuck on her finger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FntN7Tr_O0Y


191 posted on 03/23/2011 9:41:41 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Met Elizabeth when John Warner ran for senate in Virginia. Her photographs do not justify her great beauty. Such a glamorous woman and perhaps the end of an era when Hollywood stars were truly glamorous.
RIP Elizabeth


192 posted on 03/23/2011 9:42:16 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: All

If you haven’t seen this movie, or haven’t read the book by John O’Hara, treat yourself! ‘BUtterfield 8.’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPfseQxUB7c


193 posted on 03/23/2011 9:49:41 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: mom4melody

“Her perfume, Passion, is one of my favorites.”

Me, too! :)


194 posted on 03/23/2011 9:52:42 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Keith in Iowa

WHY THE F*CK IS THE E! CHANNEL SHOWING A KARDASHIAN SHOW MARATHON RIGHT NOW INSTEAD OF FOCUSING THE WHOLE DAY ON THE LIFE AND CAREER OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR, THE GREATEST ACTRESS OF THE 20TH CENTURY??


195 posted on 03/23/2011 10:04:53 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

E! is run by E!-tards.

Caps-lock key stuck? Can I buy you a new keyboard??


196 posted on 03/23/2011 10:12:39 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: kabumpo
For the most part, I agree with you. Taylor starred in several great movies but was not an exceptional actress. And her relationship with the drunk and socialist Richard Burton was not something to be proud of.

Not a fan, but I hope she RIP.

197 posted on 03/23/2011 10:14:06 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Guenevere

When my mother was young she reminded me of Elizabeth Taylor and mom loved Elizabeth in the movies but she also felt so bad for Debbie Reynolds when Eddie left her for Elizabeth. I am so pleased to see the two remained friends and there was forgiveness. When I heard this morning she had died the flashes of movies I had watched over the years made me remember just what a wonderful actress she was. May God have mercy on her soul.


198 posted on 03/23/2011 10:15:04 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Keith in Iowa


199 posted on 03/23/2011 10:15:04 AM PDT by condi2008
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To: Keith in Iowa

No, I’m just in a pissed-off mood.

I’m channeling Liz Taylor as Virginia Woolf, perhaps.

Hence the Caps-Lock key usage.


200 posted on 03/23/2011 10:17:11 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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