Skip to comments.Elizabeth Taylor, RIP
Posted on 03/23/2011 6:13:11 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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mine is White Diamonds but I do have Passion as well.
She's not really dead...it's just her illusion.
She was a “A Course In Miracles” follower, like Oprah and Stephen Spielberg and Stephen Tyler and Ellen Degeneres, etc.
Liz Taylor didn’t play Virginia Woolf. She was in a play with Woolf’s name in the title.
I love Wood. Dont agree about VW, but then, the work itself is awful. She wasnt good in those heavy roles. She was marvelous in Father of the Bride.
COAHTR was the first movie I saw that "adult content" attached to it. For whatever Brick's reasons, not sleeping with Maggie didn't make any sense to me, but I was sixteen.
Because if they showed Elizabeth in her prime, everyone would realize how plug-ugly those Kardashian hos are!
I’ll stop and smell ‘White Diamonds’ next time I’m at the perfume counter. Don’t know that one, but I, like Liz, will try anything once, LOL! :)
Oh, no, she was a very good serious actress. If you’re around tonight and have TCM, watch Paul Newman’s mini-documentary on Taylor. No slouch in the acting department himself, he lauds her great acting skills.
She was hip and with it until the end.
One of the great tacky reads of all time is Richard Burton’s diaries. We get all the dirt on Liz which is good fun but he was vicious towards Lucille Ball. One of my biographies of Ball states that when she read Burton’s diaries, she went into her last decline and eventually passed away. I believe it!
Usual tacky comment.
THE LAST MOVIE STAR
Legendary movie star, businesswoman and humanitarian.
There will never be another star who will come close to her luminosity and generosity.
We will never see the likes of her again.
In a career spanning more than 70 years and 50 films, her talent endured the test of time and transcended generations of moviegoers. She truly was an American icon, whose legacy went far beyond her acting skills, for she leaves a monumental legacy that has improved and extended millions of lives and will enrich countless more for generations to come through her work for aids and other charitites.
She is singular and indelible on film and in our hearts.
Rest in peace beautiful lady.
I have seen it, thanks.
Please tell me those are wax figures from Madame Tussauds. If not those are the most plastic surgeried people I have ever seen.
I believe Liza Burton was adopted by Elizabeth and Richard Burton.
Elizabeth Taylor was a friend of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and really liked RR.
“I believe Liza Burton was adopted by Elizabeth and Richard Burton.”
Your thinking of Maria Burton-
In this timeline, August 6, 1957 it says,
“Aug. 6, 1957
Gives birth to daughter Elizabeth Frances Todd.”
Under 1964 it says,
She and Fisher begin the process of adopting a daughter, Maria.
March 15, 1964
Marries Richard Burton.
After Taylor marries Burton, Maria is adopted by Burton and takes his last name.
It can get a bit confusing:)
Not a movie fan, but RIP Liz.
Well at least Michael was a talented guy once, Liza however, I truly believe if fate had dealt her a different mother we wouldn’t even know who she is.
If anyone reading this thread has not seen that movie, find it somewhere and view one of the best Shakesperean plays ever filmed!
Words cannot convey how great a movie this is.
Elizabeth Taylor, you are one for the ages.
Nope, real people.
Although come to think of it the adjective ‘real’ might be a stretch....
They look like they are wearing masks or are wax. Sad.
[If youre around tonight and have TCM, watch Paul Newmans mini-documentary on Taylor]
When is it on?
The eyecolor isn’t right on either of these closeups. She had “violet” eyes: dark, dark blue that looked to be that color, anyway.
On our local radio, the host is talking about how she was the last of the “real” movie stars. Callers are supposed to come up with the name of a current actress who is in the same class as ET. FAIL!
She was a stunningly beautiful woman and a fine actress. I understand she was very kind and warm. My take is that she was also a little kooky, but......that’s Hollywood!
May she rest in peace, and may God comfort her loved ones.
Here it is:
Correction: ScottinVA got the pic with the right eye color in post #40
She was brilliant in that movie. So was Burton.
I guess the only two actresses left alive from the old golden age are Olivia de Haviland and her sister Joan Fontaine.
Let’s not forget our beloved icons like Doris Day and Debbie Reynolds
Very True. A dwindling number to be sure.
I do believe Sophia Loren is the most beautiful, elegant woman I have ever seen. But Liz Taylor was a also a stunning beauty, no question.
Sorry, I don’t have the schedule with me. I’m sure they’ll run it. It’s only about 15 minutes long.
You lend a whole new air of trash to the term “tacky”.
If you can’t say something nice, STFU.
I love the way she looks in the film, too: really blowzy but with that pretty, grey-haired wig and her gorgeous, perfect features. She was too young for the role but, boy, did she conquer it! I’ve seen both Diana Rigg and Kathleen Turner play it on stage. Rigg was WAY too prim and Turner just didn’t have a clue.
Uncalled for and not true. Liz Taylor certainly made a fortune or two on her own.
Today’s trash that pass as talent on their best day could not lick Liz’s shoes clean.
Miss Taylor never ran for office. She did not purport to wield extreme political power. The judgment she reflected in decisions about her personal life did not impact the country/taxpayer/important legislation.
You're thinking of Maria. She was a German girl with a leg deformity the Burtons met and later adopted. Liza is the daughter of Elizabeth and Mike Todd.
BTW, Maria later became a popular model for a time. I remember she had a very striking round face with high cheekbones and beautiful eyes.
You are a true Liz fan. So am I. There will never be another like her.
She actually began as a very poor actor, but she was open to learning and got a lot of on-the-job training. I believe Richard Burton helped a great deal to polish her acting ability. I loved them together in “Cleopatra”.
Oh, no! She was always a very good actress! Look at her wonderful performance in National Velvet. I actually think her career began to sink when she got so involved with Burton. They became celebrities more than actors and the movies got worse and worse. From what I read, Liz tutored Burton in film acting.
Yes, I always liked that movie. Liz was a perfect shrew!
Your photos gave me goose bumps! Was there ever a more beautiful woman? My God!
Did you know Liz was a dual citizen with the USA and Great Britain? And that she was made a Dame? Like the great broad she was, she never used that Dame name, lol!
He was her friend (go figure), so she stuck up for him. If Jackson molested kids, she obviously didn’t know about it.
Ah, I had forgotten “Taming”.
You are right. Gawd, that was hilarious!!! They both did Mr. Shakespeare great justice. One could tell Burton was enjoying every minute of it, lol!