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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

REST IN PEACE, SCREEN GODDESS...


I was saddened to hear this morning that the beloved Elizabeth Taylor has passed away at the age of 79, due to congestive heart failure.  One of my favorite actresses, some of her most memorable films for me are "Little Women", "Giant", "Father of the Bride", "Cleopatra", and "Butterfield 8".  Liz was also a tireless advocate for the fight against HIV/AIDS.  Her incomparable spirit will be remembered and missed greatly...especially by one of her biggest fans...me.  Rest in peace, Liz.  You will live on in our hearts.

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  1. I so agree with you Michelle, Giant was by far my favorite...I also loved the book so maybe that's why..I also liked another movie of hers..Raintree County.

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  2. Oh, there are so many movies of hers that I love. I now want to read the book about her and Richard Burton's marriage(s). I saw excerpts of their love letters ... very passionate.

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  3. I love Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. I've seen other versions of it- and theirs was by far the best. I've only seen it twice, but have the most vivid picture of him chasing her and them falling into (what was it) something soft. It went off of Netflix some months ago... :(

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  4. She was a gorgeous, overly talented actress (all you have to do is watch Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and you will see that).

    What I loved most about her though was she was really the first national figure to speak out on behalf of those being stricken down with HIV/AIDS. Her voice will be missed as she has never really gotten out of the fight.

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  5. Oh, I have thoroughly enjoyed many film moments with Elizabeth Taylor...and recently read a biography that really seemed to capture those moments in her life.

    In the eighties, she did a film with Carol Burnett that I have on VHS called Between Friends. I watch that one over and over, even though it's not one of her "famous" films.

    A light has gone out in the world....

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  6. It was very sad indeed. Not many of the starletts from that era left.

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