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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:06 AM
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Elizabeth Taylor Dies
Edited on Wed Mar-23-11 08:27 AM by samplegirl
ABC News Reporting Now

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died, her publicist told CNN Wednesday. She was 79.

Taylor died "peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles," said a statement from her publicist. She was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, "a condition with which she had struggled for many years. Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not to be."

Though a two-time Oscar winner -- for "Butterfield 8" (1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1966) -- Taylor was more celebrated for simply being Elizabeth Taylor: sexy, glamorous, tempestuous, fragile, always trailing courtiers, media and fans. She wasn't above playing to that image -- she had a fragrance called "White Diamonds" -- or mocking it.

"I am a very committed wife," she once said. "And I should be committed too -- for being married so many times."

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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:08 AM
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1. R.I.P.
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Saphire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:10 AM
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2. Pleasant journey, Liz. R.I.P.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:11 AM
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3. CBS reporting it, too
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:11 AM
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4. RIP Liz
Edited on Wed Mar-23-11 08:14 AM by bdamomma
she was a wonderful actress. She leaves a legacy of movies, National Velvet, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof for one, Cleopatra and the list goes on and on....
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:11 AM
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5. Congestive heart failure
Edited on Wed Mar-23-11 08:16 AM by LiberalEsto
at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

I hope she's at peace now. She had many health problems for many years.


Obit on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-12833100
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:11 AM
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6. I'm actually teary...
it's really the end of an era...
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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:14 AM
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8. It surely is - loss of an American Icon of Cinema
:hug:
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:15 AM
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10. Always loved her early films.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:13 AM
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7. One of a kind.




I liked her role opposite Rock Hudson in Giant.


RIP


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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:15 AM
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9. Adios, fair Elizabeth
Edited on Wed Mar-23-11 08:18 AM by SpiralHawk

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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:16 AM
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11. Rest in peace Liz. n/t
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:17 AM
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12. She now joins her good friend Michael on the final journey...
RIP Liz!

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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:24 AM
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15. I wondered how long she'd hold out without him
They were very close friends.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:40 AM
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22. And with the love of her life, Richard Burton. Elizabeth, may this journey be gentle.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:19 AM
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13. I'm unreccing just because...
Come on...it's like "liking" a terrible story on FB. I don't like it, and I don't recommend her dying.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:22 AM
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14. Maybe we should call it something other than "recommend"
I take it to mean, "This is something I think is most important to discuss." Not "I agree with this."
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Not Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:25 AM
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16. Thanks Ms. Taylor
for all the work you have done for those with HIV/AIDS. I lost many friends to this plague, and we had a president who would not even address the issue until you got Hollywood to take a stand. Your life has made a difference.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:33 AM
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17. RIP Elizabeth. You were one of a kind.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:34 AM
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18. So long to a women with a great Asp


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Travelman Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:39 AM
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21. Heh!
With her sense of humor, she would have loved that.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:35 AM
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19. RIP
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:37 AM
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20. She was a part of my life
How I loved her movies - and Richard Burton - rest in peace sister!!
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:50 AM
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23. Good night dear Elizabeth. I will always love you
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:51 AM
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24. RIP
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 08:53 AM
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25. requiescat in pacem, dear elizabeth. you were a truly remarkable being.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-11 09:03 AM
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26. she's not really 'dead' tho :)
She never will be :) that's another very great thing about her!
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