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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

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To: Diana in Wisconsin

mine is White Diamonds but I do have Passion as well.


201 posted on 03/23/2011 10:22:55 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
RIP Elizabeth, but look on the bright side:

She's not really dead...it's just her illusion.

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She was a “A Course In Miracles” follower, like Oprah and Stephen Spielberg and Stephen Tyler and Ellen Degeneres, etc.

http://www.learnthebible.org/a-course-in-miracles.html

202 posted on 03/23/2011 10:53:39 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: null and void

203 posted on 03/23/2011 10:57:55 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: condi2008

204 posted on 03/23/2011 11:08:42 AM PDT by condi2008
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Liz Taylor didn’t play Virginia Woolf. She was in a play with Woolf’s name in the title.


205 posted on 03/23/2011 11:11:15 AM PDT by Borges
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To: miss marmelstein

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.


206 posted on 03/23/2011 11:13:09 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: gardencatz

Why women stopped wearing slips is a mystery to me)

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.

207 posted on 03/23/2011 11:13:37 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: KansasGirl
This is the shot I was talking about. Sorry, you'll have to cut and paste because I'm low-tech:

http://portal.aolcdn.com/p/images3/1-elizabeth-160az03222011

208 posted on 03/23/2011 11:16:27 AM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Mila
I think she seems to resemble her father Mike Todd more than her mother.
Seems to resemble? She's almost a clone.
209 posted on 03/23/2011 11:17:05 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Keith in Iowa
But still how did she wind up hanging around such 'wheels off' people?


210 posted on 03/23/2011 11:17:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Because if they showed Elizabeth in her prime, everyone would realize how plug-ugly those Kardashian hos are!


211 posted on 03/23/2011 11:23:21 AM PDT by Palladin (Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, Trumka: birds of a feather.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
She was strikingly beautiful.

RIP

212 posted on 03/23/2011 11:27:47 AM PDT by csvset
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To: red irish

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! :)


213 posted on 03/23/2011 11:33:17 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: kabumpo

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.


214 posted on 03/23/2011 11:41:19 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Keith in Iowa
Twitter breaking news

She was hip and with it until the end.

215 posted on 03/23/2011 11:46:23 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: PghBaldy

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!


216 posted on 03/23/2011 11:47:53 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: wardaddy

Usual tacky comment.


217 posted on 03/23/2011 11:48:15 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
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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.

218 posted on 03/23/2011 11:52:24 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I have seen it, thanks.


219 posted on 03/23/2011 11:58:48 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: null and void

Please tell me those are wax figures from Madame Tussauds. If not those are the most plastic surgeried people I have ever seen.


220 posted on 03/23/2011 12:03:39 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Mila

I believe Liza Burton was adopted by Elizabeth and Richard Burton.


221 posted on 03/23/2011 12:03:50 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: americanophile

Elizabeth Taylor was a friend of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and really liked RR.


222 posted on 03/23/2011 12:05:47 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

“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.”

http://www.twoop.com/people/elizabeth_taylor.html

Under 1964 it says,

1964
She and Fisher begin the process of adopting a daughter, Maria.

March 15, 1964
Marries Richard Burton.

1964
After Taylor marries Burton, Maria is adopted by Burton and takes his last name.


It can get a bit confusing:)


223 posted on 03/23/2011 12:22:19 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Keith in Iowa

Not a movie fan, but RIP Liz.


224 posted on 03/23/2011 12:28:43 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (TX and MI - When the going gets tough, the dims run and hide.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
What a Babe and a Half. When I was a kid in the 1960’s, with the exception of “Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf, my brother and I never missed a Richard Burton or Elizabeth Taylor movie. She was an Icon from an age when being and International Movie Star really meant something and what talent.
I guess the only two actresses left alive from the old golden age are Olivia de Haviland and her sister Joan Fontaine.
225 posted on 03/23/2011 12:33:05 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


226 posted on 03/23/2011 12:36:03 PM PDT by redk
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To: w1andsodidwe
My favorite movie of hers and Burton's is probably "The Taming of the Shrew".

Mine Too!

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.

227 posted on 03/23/2011 12:36:09 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: kalee

Nope, real people.

Although come to think of it the adjective ‘real’ might be a stretch....


228 posted on 03/23/2011 12:38:03 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 790 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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To: null and void

They look like they are wearing masks or are wax. Sad.


229 posted on 03/23/2011 12:40:42 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: miss marmelstein

[If you’re around tonight and have TCM, watch Paul Newman’s mini-documentary on Taylor]

When is it on?


230 posted on 03/23/2011 12:51:15 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Keith in Iowa

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!


231 posted on 03/23/2011 12:53:48 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Hey Fleebaggers: You might not recall your jobs, so we will!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

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.


232 posted on 03/23/2011 12:54:45 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: KansasGirl

Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyHa4NSmTkk


233 posted on 03/23/2011 12:55:56 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Mountain Mary

Correction: ScottinVA got the pic with the right eye color in post #40


234 posted on 03/23/2011 12:56:30 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Hey Fleebaggers: You might not recall your jobs, so we will!)
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To: miss marmelstein

She was brilliant in that movie. So was Burton.


235 posted on 03/23/2011 12:57:26 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I guess the only two actresses left alive from the old golden age are Olivia de Haviland and her sister Joan Fontaine.
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Let’s not forget our beloved icons like Doris Day and Debbie Reynolds


236 posted on 03/23/2011 12:59:07 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Very True. A dwindling number to be sure.


237 posted on 03/23/2011 1:04:51 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: Daisyjane69

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.


238 posted on 03/23/2011 1:04:54 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: KansasGirl

Sorry, I don’t have the schedule with me. I’m sure they’ll run it. It’s only about 15 minutes long.


239 posted on 03/23/2011 1:05:16 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Bean Counter

You lend a whole new air of trash to the term “tacky”.

If you can’t say something nice, STFU.


240 posted on 03/23/2011 1:07:57 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: ratsreek

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.


241 posted on 03/23/2011 1:10:38 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Bean Counter

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.


242 posted on 03/23/2011 1:10:53 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: strider44

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.


243 posted on 03/23/2011 1:14:15 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
I believe Liza Burton was adopted by Elizabeth and Richard Burton.

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.

244 posted on 03/23/2011 1:18:58 PM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: miss marmelstein

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”.


245 posted on 03/23/2011 1:19:52 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, Trumka: birds of a feather.)
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To: Palladin

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.


246 posted on 03/23/2011 1:23:51 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: happygrl

Yes, I always liked that movie. Liz was a perfect shrew!


247 posted on 03/23/2011 1:26:53 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: patriot08

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!


248 posted on 03/23/2011 1:31:39 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: tioga

He was her friend (go figure), so she stuck up for him. If Jackson molested kids, she obviously didn’t know about it.


249 posted on 03/23/2011 1:35:56 PM PDT by ratsreek
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To: w1andsodidwe

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!


250 posted on 03/23/2011 1:43:28 PM PDT by ratsreek
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