Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by LisaS, Mar 23, 2011.
Wow, what a legend. RIP Elizabeth.
So sad. I've just discovered her movies in the last few years, she was a beautiful person and actress.
Absolutely a legend. RIP
The end of an era. RIP.
RIP to Elizabeth Taylor. A legend.
RIP dear lady and thanks for the memories.
Not very shocked by this. I think she's been ill for a while. RIP Ms. Taylor.
So sad. Farewell to the woman with violet coloured eyes. RIP.
Ohh, NO RIP.
Such sad news; she was one of the most beautiful women to have ever graced the silver screen, and her passion for personal causes made her even more a legend. Rest in peace, Liz!
RIP Ms. Taylor. Truly a legend, and she'll never be forgotten.
National Velvet: spurred my insane love for horses. RIP.
Sad news indeed
RIP the film star that is Elizabeth Taylor
She will live through her wonderful films. Suddenly last summer is one of my all time favourites. R.I.P.
RIP Liz. your journey was a memorable one, especially later in life with all her tireless work on the behalf of AIDS research.
Favorite movies would be "Father of the Bride" and "Giant".
It will take me awhile to realize that she really isn't here any more...
My favorite Liz movie is The Sandpiper. I will watch it today for her.
A beautiful person; inside and out,
What a legacy she leaves, as an actress - and activist.
RIP, Elizabeth. Thank you.
You will never be forgotten!
Funny, I was just wondering about that the other day in the checkout line, looking at all the tabloids and their death-watch headlines for any older celeb with a cold. For some reason I remembered her and wondered how she was doing.
She was a true actress and screen star. Just half of her movies would have been a terrific career for any actress today, but she made everything more special with her talent. After all that, nobody would have blamed her for sitting back and enjoying the fruits of her labors, but her activism and desire to make this world a better place made her even more special.
The world lost a true star.
RIP One of the last of the old Hollywood legends.
Goodbye to one of the last stars of Hollywood's Golden Age.
A very nice, long tribute from the NY Times.
I think Kirk Douglas and to a lesser extent Micky Rooney are the only stars remaining from Hollywood's "Golden Age".
She is one of the last big screen icons
Notable movies -
National Velvet, Little Women, A Place in the Sun, Ivanhoe, Giant, Raintree County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Taming of the Shrew.
I loved Suddenly Last Summer and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Suddenly Last Summer was considered as 'pushing the envelope' back in 1959. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1966 with its foul language helped crack the motion picture code and replace it with ratings [G, PG, R, X] around 1968.
"These have always brought me luck."
RIP Elizabeth Taylor. What a legend. Your White Diamonds will live forever.
Her death saddens me. One selfish reason is because my mother is only one year younger then Elizabeth. All the stars my mother grew up with are passing away and it's only a matter of time.
RIP Elizabeth Taylor
Such a beauty and a character.
My favorite Elizabeth Taylor movie is "Elephant Walk" in 1954 with a young Peter Finch
A legend....and one of the first celebrities to give a crap about people with HIV/AIDS.
Love ya, Liz, and thank you!!!!
In "Father of the Bride" (1950) & "A Place in the Sun" (1951), just so gorgeous! My fave performances: "Cat/Roof" (1958) & "Suddenly, Last Summer" (1959).
I hear you. My own mother will be 74 1 month from tomorrow, my dad is 71, and I have a buddy/mentor who just turned 70 2 months ago yesterday. Luckily, all 3 of them are in good health physically and mentally, but nothing lasts forever.
When asked by Barbara Walters in 1999 what she would like on her tombstone, she initially responded: "Here lies Liz; she lived" but then she went on to say that she hated to be called Liz and it should read: "Here lies Elizabeth; she hated to be called Liz; but she lived". She certainly did!
Rest in peace, Dame Elizabeth Taylor. The title of one of the bios* on the lady was spot-on - she was The Last Star of the golden age.
Wow, her movie credits are a bounty of classics! In film, her most vivid performances/scenes for me were in "CoaHTR" (nobody will ever match her Maggie); and two films in which she shared billing with her great (and equally as beautiful) friend Montgomery Clift -- "Suddenly Last Summer" and "A Place in the Sun".
Even into the 1990s (remember this White Diamonds perfume campaign?), Liz was "star" beautiful.
Perhaps just as impacting as her film legend, I'll forever the woman for her tireless work, mostly in the 1990s, in HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising. Taylor was everywhere during this timespan, lovingly speaking about the friends she'd lost to the disease and the younger generation who needed more education and hope. And emphatically urging US/world leaders (and us all) that "the time is now" to raise money and awareness toward prevention ... and a cure. Liz raised millions of dollars for the cause, but more importantly gave the cause an emormous champion.
*Well, it was from the hack author Kitty Kelley, and contained her usual falsehoods, but at least the title was appropriate.
RIP, you beautiful star
I loved so many of her movies.RIP
was so saddened to wake up to this news. Beefy said everything I wanted to say about her. Will plan a Liz Taylor movie marathon this weekend.
I honestly did the same thing just a couple of days ago. The photo of her w/an oxygen cannula in her nose just looked awful. She battled so many medical problems. May she rest in peace. She can be remember also for all the great work she did for AIDs causes.
Guess Maggie the Cat isn't alive no more
I had forgotten about that one. Wonderful movie.
I loved her in "The Taming of the Shrew" which is one of my favorite movies. She was perfect.
Please take care of Michael in Heaven and say "Hi" to Richard!
You'll never be forgotten!
RIP Dame Elizabeth Taylor.
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