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March 24, 2011

RIP Elizabeth Taylor


No doubt about it, she was a beauty.
Talented? She was no Katharine Hepburn but neither was she a Marilyn Monroe.
Her personal life was chaotic, married eight times to seven men.
Like so many other celebrities, I think she was very wealthy and very unhappy.

She is gone now at age 79 and beyond all criticism.

14 comments:

The Vicar said...

She's not beyond ALL criticism. She took up more than her share of the Hollywood landscape.

She was a talented young woman, but quickly became a drunk pill-popping joke. Sad? Yes. Worth a tip of the hat? Yes. An icon? Please!!!!

Anonymous said...

famous for being famous

Rhod said...

She was beautiful, no doubt. But her dialogue delivery, especially with a southern accent, sounded like the brain-shredding snit of every man's first wife.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I only liked her in "Taming of the Shrew."

Nickie Goomba said...

Meh

sig94 said...

Vicar - she's beyond caring about criticism.

It's really America's fault for allowing these people to assume positions of national influence. Whether the credit goes to Louis Lumiere or Thomas Edison, the invention of the motion picture camera helped propel the western world into this false idol worship. Prior to the 20th century, actors were considered pretty much on the same level as cockroaches.

sig94 said...

Anon - the Paris Hilton of her day.

sig94 said...

Rhod - if my first wife looked like that I might have been tempted to ... nah.

sig94 said...

Odie - I finally watched Burton n' Taylor in "Cleopatra" on Netflix a few months ago. I just couldn't *yawn* last through it.

sig94 said...

Nickie - well played sir.

fuzzys dad said...

She was a classy Woman

Eleanora Rigby said...

Hi! I found you as a follower in my blog, so I decided to step by here.
Nice Blog, had no idea you were american till I read your posts.
It's such a pity, Elizabeth Taylor's dead. I admired her courage to be beyond criticism and live her life on her way, without caring about anything but her will.

I'll be reading you. :)

Teresa said...

I liked her in "National velvet." I want to see some more movies that she starred in.

Barry said...

She was brilliant in "Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf" and a few others but I certainly didn't worship her. I really did respect her after her testimony to get John Wayne a congressional gold medal.