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Elizabeth Taylor Dies.
Entertainment Weekly ^ | March 23, 2011 | by EW staff

Posted on 03/23/2011 8:01:10 AM PDT by Young Werther

Elizabeth Taylor, the Hollywood icon who was as famous for her eight marriages as she was for her 54 movies and two Oscars, died this morning of congestive heart failure at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Hospital,

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KEYWORDS: beauty; elizabethtaylor; hollywood; obituary
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To: PLD

I totally agree PLD. I was just a kid when she was touch-and-go in that London hospital with pneumonia. I thought she was a goner then but she prevailed. I always liked her. RIP Ms. Taylor :(


51 posted on 03/23/2011 9:11:46 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Here’s what I do.

Go to Google and type
“Elizabeth Taylor site:www.freerepublic.com”

Then select in the filter “Past 24 Hours”.

Pretty much works every time.


52 posted on 03/23/2011 9:12:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massgopguy

It would be cool if you had a link or photo.

That is very interesting 411.

FR is a haven for Cliff Clavens.

I watched it 4 months ago and didn’t see the 7th Fleet in the background.

I will watch the movie and remember this. Should be hugely entertaining.

Thanks.


53 posted on 03/23/2011 9:12:35 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome
What is a "hitizen"?

Leni

54 posted on 03/23/2011 9:12:44 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama....you'll have to pry my incandescent lightbulbs from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: Hildy

That is weird.


55 posted on 03/23/2011 9:14:20 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: PATRIOT1876

Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?”


56 posted on 03/23/2011 9:14:54 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: driftdiver

Mmm.

I don’t think Clint quite approaches Liz, but I may be biased as male.

But I would say that when Clint is gone, his shoes cannot be filled, he’s a star, and his mold is no longer in use.


57 posted on 03/23/2011 9:15:27 AM PDT by chris37
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To: NEWwoman
Thank you!I meant every word she is and will always be my favorite..There is no woman alive or has lived that I think is that beautiful.. no one to compare to Elizabeth Taylor..
58 posted on 03/23/2011 9:17:18 AM PDT by PLD
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To: daisyscarlett

Saw her in person as well and she was stunning. So is Jayne Seymour who had me speechless.

Catherine Zeta-Jones is the only choice.


59 posted on 03/23/2011 9:17:48 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: massgopguy
Check this beauty out.  Found it while looking for a screen shot.
 
1944 or 45 - Dido-class cruiser. (Either Euryalus or Argonaut as both had 4 twin 5.25in and 3 quad 2-pounders by the end of the war, but not Phoebe or Cleopatra which had quad 40mm Bofors instead of the 2-pounders - thanks to Tim Stoneman, with more comments following)
 
 
 
 

60 posted on 03/23/2011 9:19:09 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Dawgreg

I think she had a beautiful soul as well as beauty..I grew up going to see her movies...


61 posted on 03/23/2011 9:20:11 AM PDT by PLD
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To: PLD
I think Elizabeth Taylor was the most beautiful woman in the world.

She loved her children and they loved her in return - that is a mark of a beautiful person - inside and out. She was flawed as all of us are, but she did bring brightness and excitement into our worlds. Another true cinema great gone from us. She is free from pain and resting in peace. She will be missed.

62 posted on 03/23/2011 9:20:39 AM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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To: Bitsy

Amen!


63 posted on 03/23/2011 9:25:45 AM PDT by PLD
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To: MinuteGal

Hitizen:

A term coined by Vendome circa December 20010.

Used only as the highest compliment to describe US citizen women of extraordinary beauty that any man, even the blind and unconscious, could stare at, dreamily, for hours while finding new aspects of their beauty in much the same way one might stare at a work of art in a museum.

In this case, God’s hand can be clearly seen in creating one of life’s enduring distractions of heavenly beauty.


64 posted on 03/23/2011 9:30:02 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: MinuteGal

Hitizen:
Got caught up in describing Hitizen:

The first part should read:
A term coined by Vendome circa December “2010”.

Used only as the highest compliment to describe US citizen women of extraordinary beauty that any man, even the blind and unconscious, could stare at, dreamily, for hours while finding new aspects of their beauty in much the same way one might stare at a work of art in a museum.

In this case, God’s hand can be clearly seen in creating one of life’s enduring distractions of heavenly beauty.


65 posted on 03/23/2011 9:30:57 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: PLD

The only big disappointment I had was “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?”. I guess it was over mine and Hubby’s heads.......great acting but I could never quite understand the meaning of the movie. (I’m dense you know)... but NOBODY could have played Cleopatra but her. Memorable movie to be sure.


66 posted on 03/23/2011 9:38:24 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Young Werther

Do we have a statement from Øbama yet?


67 posted on 03/23/2011 9:41:41 AM PDT by BuddaBudd
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To: Vendome
After browsing some photos online this one caught my eye. Looks like it was taken in the 1960s although maybe the 50s.


68 posted on 03/23/2011 9:42:08 AM PDT by xp38
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To: wildbill

Jesus taught that there would be “neither marriage nor giving in marriage” in the Kingdom of Heaven. That’s sort of a relief.


69 posted on 03/23/2011 9:43:31 AM PDT by Twinkie ( PEACE)
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To: Dawgreg
"National Velvet" was very good..I was a little girl when I first saw that movie and never forgot it..I was not to thrilled with Virginia Woolfe either..My all time favorite was and still is..."Cleopatra"..
70 posted on 03/23/2011 9:55:43 AM PDT by PLD
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To: daisyscarlett

Yes, Catherine Zeta-Jones by far the better choice.


71 posted on 03/23/2011 9:57:40 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: daisyscarlett

Even Eddie Fisher. He died in September.


72 posted on 03/23/2011 9:59:04 AM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: xp38

Man, now I won’t get any work done for the rest of the day.


73 posted on 03/23/2011 10:04:25 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: razorback-bert; daisyscarlett

Yes, she really did have violet eyes. She went to my mom’s best friend’s high school, though of course she was rarely there, already being a movie star. But she would show up for important events, and she was apparently far more breathtaking in person than even the photos at the time. With real violet eyes.


74 posted on 03/23/2011 10:05:50 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

To be honest, I didn’t notice her eyes right away. Her curves caught my attention first, plus her face.


75 posted on 03/23/2011 10:19:29 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
....action movies that require little acting...

Angelina of the pneumatic lips is of course, free to turn them down, as I am sure Liz would have done. Instead, whe has marketed herself (or been marketed) as a role model for trailer trash.

Take a walk through Wal-Mart. See any young women emulating Liz' grooming and public demeanor?

76 posted on 03/23/2011 10:23:13 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive with the kind of people who would vote for him.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
....action movies that require little acting...

Angelina of the pneumatic lips is of course, free to turn them down, as I am sure Liz would have done. Instead, she has marketed herself (or been marketed) as a role model for trailer trash.

Take a walk through Wal-Mart. See any young women emulating Liz' grooming and public demeanor?

77 posted on 03/23/2011 10:23:31 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive with the kind of people who would vote for him.)
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To: Young Werther
"The Last Movie Star" is very apropos. She was one of the last bigger than life stars. She truly was one of the most beautiful actress' Hollywood has ever known. While she was a tragic figure in later life, the Liz Taylor of the 50's and 60's had no equal in beauty or talent. Comparing her to actress' today is a waste of time. Her performances in 'Virgina Woolf', 'Butterfield 8' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', are all among the greatest on film. She never be forgotten.

Eternal rest, grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her; May she rest in peace. Amen.

78 posted on 03/23/2011 10:48:44 AM PDT by jazzo (Resistance is Futile)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Angelina of the pneumatic lips

And natural, I might add. At least she grew into them somewhat from her Hackers days when she was about in her late teens.

79 posted on 03/23/2011 11:42:57 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: PLD
I think Elizabeth Taylor was the most beautiful woman in the world. She had been sick for many years and now she is at rest. Prayers go up for the family. RIP beautiful lady.

Amen.

80 posted on 03/23/2011 11:47:53 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: jazzo
Comparing her to actress' today is a waste of time.

Dame Judy Dench and Kathy Bates. There are women remaining who carry on the great acting, arguably better than Taylor. Dench is an especially class act, and was married to the same man for 30 years until his death.

81 posted on 03/23/2011 11:57:01 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Young Werther

R.I.P. Watching her life on screen and off was always entertaining.


82 posted on 03/23/2011 12:07:17 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: PLD
There is no woman alive or has lived that I think is that beautiful.. no one to compare to Elizabeth Taylor..

No one!! Comparisons are foolish and in vain!! Elizabeth was the stuff of legends and mythology.

83 posted on 03/23/2011 3:06:44 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Amen!


84 posted on 03/23/2011 3:24:03 PM PDT by PLD
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To: PLD

Thanks to the silver screen, she will live on.


85 posted on 03/23/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: silverleaf

Yes.


86 posted on 03/23/2011 9:37:03 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Young Werther
THE END OF AN ERA Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Elizabeth Taylor

Legendary movie star, businesswoman and humanitarian.

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.

There will never be another star who will come close to her luminosity and generosity. We will never see the likes of her again. She is singular and indelible on film and in our hearts.

Elizabeth Taylor is considered one of the last, if not the last major star, to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. And not just any studio, the top of the heap: MGM. Her early movies, as a child in the early 1940s, starred such Hollywood luminaries as Orson Welles and Spencer Tracy. She quickly grew up, however, and by 1950 was, if not starring in, assuming major responsibilities for the success of motion pictures she appeared in. Then with major roles onscreen, came worldwide attention off-screen, most notably due to a succession of famous and/or rich husbands and a series of health crises throughout her life. To put it simply, Elizabeth Taylor has lived a life far more exciting and dramatic than any movie she's ever appeared in and probably most any other movie you could name. She's known internationally for her beauty, especially for those violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and has kept the world hooked on ever since. She's won the Oscar twice and she's earned her place in and out of the sun.

87 posted on 03/23/2011 9:43:31 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: antiRepublicrat

The women you mention are mainly supporting actress; and are excellent, however they will never be in the class of the “Cleopatra” era Taylor. The are fine and talented actress’. Elizabeth Taylor was a ‘Movie Star’, there are few left that can compare. The only living actress I can think of that fits in that category is Maureen O’Hara.


88 posted on 03/23/2011 10:50:53 PM PDT by jazzo (Resistance is Futile)
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To: Hildy

Isn’t it amazing when things like that happen? My mother was a firm believer that things happened for a reason and when things like that happen it convinces you that it is so. Also gives credit to another belief of my mother’s that there is a time for everyone to go and if it is not your time it is not your time, the Lord has a plan for you here.


89 posted on 03/23/2011 11:08:13 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: jazzo

Big difference between “movie star” and “actress.” It’s quite possible to be a movie star even with little acting ability, as is often seen today.


90 posted on 03/24/2011 6:44:24 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Nicole Kidman is also a beauty and a good actress. Along with Catherine Zeta Jones ..one of the few in Hollywood today that are truly glamorous.


91 posted on 03/24/2011 10:13:54 AM PDT by katiedidit1
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