A Place In The Sun

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mourning Elizabeth Taylor, arguably the last great female star of the studio system, who has died today at the age of 79. The actor died peacefully in Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. Taken to the hospital six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, a condition with which she had struggled for many years. Taylor's children were at her side at the time of her death. Famed for her luminous beauty and stormy personal life, Taylor appeared in more than 50 films. She also championed charitable causes, notably the fight against Aids. After Hudson's death she founded the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation and spoke out at a time when many were afraid to. Taylor was born on 27 February 1932, in London, the daughter of two wealthy American art dealers, Francis and Sara Taylor. The family moved to America just after the second world war began and settled in Los Angeles where her mother, a former actor, encouraged her daughter's career. It was a career that made her a star at 12, a bride and a divorcee at 18 and a widow at 26. Asked in 1999 what she would like to see written on her gravestone, Taylor replied: "Here lies Elizabeth. She hated being called Liz. But she lived."

For more on the Guardian UK article quoted above be sure to visit *HERE*.
Photo of Elizabeth courtesy of my friend Billie.
Video is one of my favorite scenes from 'A Place In The Sun' (1951).
Film to break the heart.


Brandi said...

Thanks for sharing this. She was an amazing individual and her voice will be missed. Cheers to the amazing life she had :)

Gabbi said...

Thank you Brandi! I know tons of people are writing about this today, but I wanted to share some favorites... hope you're having a lovely week! *besos*


We shared the same birthday...and after all these years of me witness to her making mistakes and arising time and again to give good face, demand compassion and respect for those in need of love, and show her resilient Grace.

Cheers!...to Elizabeth, on this her Graduation day.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

she was a true beauty!
and a generous soul as well~
r i p* Liz

marissa from the boot said...

what a beautiful person...i think i need to watch a place in the sun soon, that scene was breathtaking!

abril en paris said...

Inolvidable, hermosa e intensa. Mágnifica escena A Place in the sun.

Un beso :-)

andrea said...

she was one of the greats

dEsoRdeN said...

Rest In Peace, mrs. Liz

Ariel said...

She was hollywood royalty, thanks for sharing!

lovely blog!

~Ariel at http://adreamersdaze.blogspot.com/

Felix Curds said...

what a beauty and such great humour too. hey, gabbi i've tagged/awarded you because you are swell:)

Certain Creatures said...

she was so beautiful!
Have a lovely weekend, Gabbi


aiz kim said...

True Gabbi,
Elizabeth Taylor is one might woman of her generation and probably one of the most beautiful faces ever to grace Hollywood!

Sam said...

I am not too proud to say I shed a tear when I heard she had passed away - she was a one of a kind beauty inside and out. RIP lovely Elizabeth.

T.S. said...

I watched National Velvet almost every weekend when I was a kid.

annie markantonatou said...

she was my favourite with richard burton.


amy said...

Your blog is beautiful. Spilling with lovely images

Elizabeth Taylor had the most enchanting eyes

following now. x

amy !

natalie said...

She was amazing, a true legend and so larger than life she'll never be forgotten. What a beauty.


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