Skip to comments.Elizabeth Taylor, RIP
Posted on 03/23/2011 6:13:11 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa
Twitter BReaking news - RIP Elizabeth Taylor.
Several news organizations confirming.
She was a great and classic actress. A couple of my favorite movies are A Place in the Sun, and Cleopatra.
God bless her!!! I loved her in National velvet and the Lassie movies.
That is how I remember her.
I agree. Her best movie.
I STILL say she and Burton weren’t acting, that was real life, and they just let the cameras roll!
Yes she was a rare beauty when she was young
Butterfield 8! National Velvet! Father of the Bride! What a career.
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?
I will admit I know next to nothing about her other then what I saw in the check-out rags.
My wife will be very sad to hear this. She loves her movies.
She’s devastating in this movie. Burton was fine, too.
She was so beautiful in her young days. RIP, Liz.
May she RIP.
I still have doubts with the accusations against Jackson.
WOW, What is the color of them eyes??
Her best role...loved the ending. She lit up the screen, and this was from somebody who only knows her from TMC and AMC!
Elizabeth Taylor, the last of the great Hollywood studio stars and the first of the modern mega-celebrities, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure. Although seemingly ageless, she was in fact 79.
Miss Taylor began her career as a child actress and rose to fame in the movies, but it was as herself -- or a melodramatic projection of herself the media dubbed "Liz" (a nickname she detested, incidentally) -- that she captured the often outraged attention of the world.
She was nominated for five Oscars and won twice, for "Butterfield 8" (1961) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1967). She married eight times, twice to Richard Burton. She was denounced by the Vatican for "erotic vagrancy." She stole husbands only to abandon them and became an ever larger object of fascination as a result.
In her final decades, as her stardom outgrew the need for movies, Miss Taylor sailed on in a state of perpetual celebrity buoyed by personalized perfumes, a diet book, AIDS charity work, illnesses, and romance, always romance. Her final husband was a construction worker she had met in rehab. She called her close friend Michael Jackson "the most normal person I know." She had her 60th birthday party at Disneyland, and irony was not on the menu. By Ty Burr Globe Staff / March 23, 2011
That shot of her gargling with scotch, first thing in the morning, from Butterfield 8 is the one I remember.
From her childhood on she stole the screen with her talent and extraordinary beauty. She naturally showed great grace and humor off stage as well as on the stage. Liz was also well acquainted with charity work and knew how to give.
Hollywood is certainly less bright today.
Say HI to Richard for me, Liz. You guys were a magnificent, rollicking, ferocious team.
IMHO, “Cat” is and will always remain one of the greatest films ever done, I can easily watch it over and over.
And “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe”, well who can even describe that movie? I always had the feeling that movie was a true representation of Liz and Burtons real life, two marriages and multiple affairs.
Rip, Ms. Taylor. Truly, TRULY, one of the greats!
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