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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: Keith in Iowa
Held her own with Burton on the screen. Very good in “Virginia Woolfe”. RIP
51 posted on 03/23/2011 6:32:26 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


52 posted on 03/23/2011 6:32:37 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I heard she was born with Violet eyes.....a truly natural beautiful woman...


53 posted on 03/23/2011 6:33:01 AM PDT by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Keith in Iowa

RIP.


54 posted on 03/23/2011 6:33:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: wardaddy

They’ve already started. I have a feeling the folks who will be making the nastiest comments will have had no long term history with this wonderful actress. She spanned generations - and many of us remember her at her best, not her worst. Personally, I’m waiting for the holy rollers who will vilify her for her “life style.”


55 posted on 03/23/2011 6:33:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Keith in Iowa

Well, now she’s with her buddy, the screwball pervert Michael Jackson.

I’ll take the elegant Sofia Loren, on any day.

That said, I hope Miss Taylor rests in eternal peace.


56 posted on 03/23/2011 6:33:38 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: reagan_fanatic

So true, she was extremely beautiful. Classic. I haven’t watched many, if any of her movies. I’m not a movie person, but it’s still a sad day.


57 posted on 03/23/2011 6:34:00 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: Larry Lucido

She led a very glamorous but troubled life. I hope she’s now at peace.


58 posted on 03/23/2011 6:34:11 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: wardaddy

Eh, I give it 30 minutes, if that.


59 posted on 03/23/2011 6:34:53 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Bean Counter
Prayers for the original Rich Man’s Snookie...

Geez...don't compare Elizabeth Taylor to trash like 'Snookie'...

60 posted on 03/23/2011 6:34:55 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

She was a great and classic actress. A couple of my favorite movies are A Place in the Sun, and Cleopatra.
RIP.


61 posted on 03/23/2011 6:35:05 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Friendofgeorge

God bless her!!! I loved her in National velvet and the Lassie movies.

That is how I remember her.


62 posted on 03/23/2011 6:35:16 AM PDT by wita
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To: Responsibility2nd

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!


63 posted on 03/23/2011 6:35:39 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Huskrrrr


65 posted on 03/23/2011 6:37:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Salamander; Girlene

Yes she was a rare beauty when she was young


66 posted on 03/23/2011 6:37:23 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD!)
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To: grumpygresh

Butterfield 8! National Velvet! Father of the Bride! What a career.


67 posted on 03/23/2011 6:37:29 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Bean Counter

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?


68 posted on 03/23/2011 6:37:34 AM PDT by strider44
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To: Keith in Iowa

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.


69 posted on 03/23/2011 6:37:54 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: JoeProBono

She’s devastating in this movie. Burton was fine, too.


70 posted on 03/23/2011 6:38:43 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: sillsfan

She was so beautiful in her young days. RIP, Liz.


71 posted on 03/23/2011 6:38:43 AM PDT by madmominct
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To: wardaddy
Huh! tacky comments?they just replayed some of her own words on FOX......she was saying what an innocent beauty there was in Michael Jackson's love of children(paraphrasing).........gag me.......but those were HER words themselves in her own voice.

May she RIP.

72 posted on 03/23/2011 6:39:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

I still have doubts with the accusations against Jackson.


73 posted on 03/23/2011 6:40:58 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Keith in Iowa


74 posted on 03/23/2011 6:41:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Doofer

WOW, What is the color of them eyes??


75 posted on 03/23/2011 6:43:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: JoeProBono

Her best role...loved the ending. She lit up the screen, and this was from somebody who only knows her from TMC and AMC!


76 posted on 03/23/2011 6:43:04 AM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: Larry Lucido
Obit Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at age 79

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

77 posted on 03/23/2011 6:43:16 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: miss marmelstein

That shot of her gargling with scotch, first thing in the morning, from Butterfield 8 is the one I remember.


78 posted on 03/23/2011 6:43:40 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: ScottinVA
She was a true 'star'. This woman was loved by her friends for a reason and was a fabulous actress and mom all rolled into one violet eyed movie star.

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.

79 posted on 03/23/2011 6:44:01 AM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: n230099

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!


80 posted on 03/23/2011 6:44:14 AM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: Keith in Iowa
My vote for the role in which she looked most beautiful: as Rebecca in Ivanhoe:


81 posted on 03/23/2011 6:45:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Keith in Iowa

May she rest in peace.


82 posted on 03/23/2011 6:45:52 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: silverleaf

TIP - a great beauty and a great actress.


83 posted on 03/23/2011 6:46:13 AM PDT by juliej
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To: Keith in Iowa
A gorgeous woman and fine actress.

Prayers for her family.

84 posted on 03/23/2011 6:46:18 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
When God made this broad, He broke the mold. Farewell, Liz. Man I feel old.

RIP

85 posted on 03/23/2011 6:47:38 AM PDT by atc23
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To: JoeProBono
I remember going to see Cleopatra as a 16 year old. We had to get advance tickets and drive to Des Moines to see it. The show was interrupted a few times with a flickering screen. When we came out of the theater and drove home (about 50 miles), we could see the effects of a severe Iowa summer storm.

But what a movie and what an actress. My favorite movie of hers and Burton's is probably "The Taming of the Shrew".

86 posted on 03/23/2011 6:48:12 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The technical term is “violet”.


87 posted on 03/23/2011 6:48:27 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: wardaddy; Admin Moderator

That Snookie comment was insensitive. But what you just said?

Way outta line.


88 posted on 03/23/2011 6:49:28 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: miss marmelstein

And don’t forget “Giant”. What a cast that film had. Elizabeth Taylor is the kind of actress I think of when the words “movie star” are uttered. Such a classic beauty, and a very fine artist.


89 posted on 03/23/2011 6:50:00 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Friendofgeorge
she was a rare beauty when she was young - Yes.



RIP, Dame Elizabeth
90 posted on 03/23/2011 6:50:33 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: w1andsodidwe

Taming of the Shrew


91 posted on 03/23/2011 6:51:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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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?

How about this: she's dead and never fancied herself presidential material.

92 posted on 03/23/2011 6:52:00 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama: nobel peace prize winner, warmonger, golfer.)
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To: Bean Counter; wardaddy

Snookie? huh? Are you drunk? - Both of youse guys.


93 posted on 03/23/2011 6:52:22 AM PDT by atc23
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To: grumpygresh
A couple of my favorite movies are A Place in the Sun, and Cleopatra.

There is a scene near the end of "A Place in the Sun" where Montgomery Clift has a memory of he and Elizabeth embracing. It is a haunting soft-focus close-up, and I have never seen any actress more beautiful on the screen, ever.

It was a different time and a different place, and there will never be another Elizabeth Taylor.

94 posted on 03/23/2011 6:54:14 AM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: arderkrag

I don’t remember seeing a nude LT anywhere....classy indeed.


95 posted on 03/23/2011 6:54:24 AM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: Cincinatus
Elizabeth Taylor Pictures, Images and Photos
96 posted on 03/23/2011 6:54:26 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Keith in Iowa

Butterfield 8........wow wow. Beautiful woman.
RIP


97 posted on 03/23/2011 6:55:03 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: strider44
Can’t comment on her morals but freepers can destroy someone like Newt Gingrich because he’s been divorced?

Liz Taylor never had aspirations of running for President. And yes, that makes a difference.

98 posted on 03/23/2011 6:55:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

Elizabeth Taylor, actor Richard Burton & actress Ava Gardner (L-R) smoking cigarettes in cantina on location during filming of motion picture The Night of the Iguana.


99 posted on 03/23/2011 6:55:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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