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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2011, 12:28:55 AM »
Thank you moonstreet :) Just wish it was under different circumstances...
What's especially hard is seeing her & MJ together in news reports, and to think that they're both gone. Gosh...

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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2011, 05:54:09 AM »
Elizabeth Taylor, friend of Michael Jackson, dies at age 79

Many remember the longtime friendship between the screen star, pop icon

2011-03-23

Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor died early Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said publicist Sally Morrison. She had been hospitalized six weeks ago. She was 79.

Winner of two Oscars and numerous other awards, Taylor made more than 50 films during a career that started at age 10, when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer signed Taylor to $100 a week to appear as Priscilla in the film "Lassie Come Home." Over the years, Taylor became perhaps more famous for her multiple marriages to famous and wealthy men.

Younger fans came to know Taylor for her AIDS charity work and the bond she developed with the late King of Pop Michael Jackson. Taylor and Jackson became quite a pair, often accompanying each other to star-studded celebrity events.

On the evening of Oct. 6, 1991, two dozen helicopters carrying paparazzi and reporters circled above singer Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch in Santa Barbara County, Calif., where Taylor married Larry Fortensky, in her eighth walk down the aisle.

In 1993 when Michael Jackson sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey in his home at Neverland Ranch, Taylor appeared by his side. During the interview, Winfrey told Jackson that she had heard that at some point he proposed to Taylor. He responded, "Elizabeth Taylor is gorgeous, beautiful and she still is today and I'm crazy about her; I would like to have proposed to her." Taylor made a surprise walk-on appearance during the interview, and Oprah asked her "What do you think is most misunderstood about Michael Jackson?" The actress responded "He is the least weird man that I have ever known. He is highly intelligent, shrewd, intuitive, understanding, sympathetic and generous to almost a fault of himself."

In 2009 after hearing news of Michael Jackson's death Taylor told US Magazine. "My heart...my mind...are broken. I loved Michael with all my soul and I can't imagine life without him."

When Jackson died in 2009, Taylor was a visible presence at his funeral.

Jackson's brother, Tito, issued a statement praising Taylor's trailblazing work in HIV/AIDS awareness and recalled her friendship with his brother. Tito Jackson expressed gratitude for Taylor's "steadfast loyalty and unwavering friendship to my late brother Michael Jackson. Liz provided a sense of relief and comfort to my brother at various difficult times in his life, and I appreciate that, may she rest in peace."

 Upon the news of Taylor's passing this morning, Black entertainers and other figures took to Twitter with their condolences. Here are a few:

Tyrese Gibson (@Tyrese)

“Elizabeth Taylor thank you for bringing the strength of a woman to our world!! RIH (Rest in Heaven) send our love to MJ up there!!!”

niecy nash (@NiecyNash)

“We lost an accomplished actress, beauty icon, & aids activist today:( RIP Elizabeth Taylor.”

Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile)

“Never mind she was married multiple times, the woman had grace, charm and charisma. Elizabeth Taylor embodied warmth combined with beauty.”

LeVar Burton (@levarburton)

“Elizabeth Taylor was a class act, a real movie star and a genuine human being!!! God Bless her... RIP”


http://www.myjet247.com/JETInsider/Buzz/Content.aspx?topic=Elizabeth_Taylor_friend_of_Michael_Jackson_dies

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2011, 05:57:47 AM »
Elizabeth Taylor never put fame ahead of friendship

By BILL ZWECKER bzwecker@suntimes.com Mar 23, 2011 09:14PM

 
Back when most Americans were either ignorant about AIDS — or even aware of the disease — Elizabeth Taylor not only took up the cause, but continued to be an active and very visible spokeswoman for the fight to find a cure.

“I believe that is the most important thing I have ever done,” Taylor told me at the Academy Awards, when she returned a few years ago, joined by Michael Jackson.

Also, not only was Taylor an amazing philanthropist, but she had the reputation as being one of very few Hollywood stars to never let her fame get in the way of friendship.

If Elizabeth was your friend — she was loyal forever. When I mentioned her reputation for great friendship at that Oscars’ Governors Ball, Michael Jackson interrupted her to say, “Elizabeth’s friendship is like the perfect jewels she owns — indestructible and eternal.”

I think the thing that intrigued me about Taylor was her very “down-to-earth” way of approaching life. She had a terrific (often bawdy!) sense of humor. She took her work seriously, but never herself.

Finally, she did tell me a few years ago that while she and Richard Burton “had a very special something — and he was one of the great loves of my life, Mike Todd would always be first in my heart.”

Todd, though born in Minneapolis, grew up in Chicago — and always kept strong ties here. He’s buried in the Jewish Wald­heim Cemeteries in Forest Park.

Taylor told me once — around the mid-’90s, while here promoting one of her fragrances — that she would visit his grave — “almost every time I’m in Chicago.”


http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/zwecker/4471437-417/elizabeth-taylor-never-put-fame-ahead-of-friendship.html

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2011, 01:37:02 PM »

Elizabeth Taylor remembered: La Toya Jackson

March 23, 2011 |  2:29 pm  Michael Jackson's sister La Toya Jackson offered her condolences to Elizabeth Taylor's family Wednesday after the iconic Hollywood actress died at age 79 from congestive heart failure.

"Liz Taylor was an amazing woman and screen legend. She was an incredible friend to my brother, at his side through some of his most difficult times and of course loved by his children and our family," Jackson said in a statement.

"She will live on in our hearts forever, my prayers go out to her family."

Taylor had been exceptionally close to Michael Jackson and his family, attending his funeral in Glendale after the King of Pop died in 2009.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/03/elizabeth-taylor-remembered-la-toya-jackson.html

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2011, 07:42:53 PM »
Elizabeth Taylor's Final Resting Place
March 24, 2011 | Remembered



UPDATE: Elizabeth Taylor's private funeral service will be held today. Taylor will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn in Glendale where pal Michael Jackson is entombed, according to TMZ, which has obtained Taylor's death certificate.

The building is called the Great Mausoleum, Holly Terrace, Sanctuary of Ascension. It is private and locked to the general public.

Read more: http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/03/elizabeth_taylors_final_resting_place.php#ixzz1HXmbcP22

LastTear

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2011, 07:44:06 PM »
oh my  :boohoo:  :boohoo:  :boohoo:

Ben971

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2011, 07:45:17 PM »
Yeah, I know...  :boohoo:

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2011, 08:08:23 PM »
Elizabeth Taylor was a soldier! She had won many battles including raising money to fight AIDS/HIV when it wasn't chic and trending. I didn't know until yesterday that she recieved death threats because she spoke out about AIDS. May she rest in peace and catch up on "old times" with her bff Michael Jackson! :angelnot:

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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2011, 09:21:50 PM »
Confirmed on twitter

CNN Entertainment
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Confirmed: A funeral service is being held at 2PM PST today for Elizabeth Taylor at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, Calif


http://twitter.com/#!/CNNshowbiz

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2011, 10:18:20 PM »
omg, wasnt expecting that,  :boohoo: :boohoo: now they really are together.......

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2011, 06:13:53 AM »
CNNshowbiz CNN Entertainment
Rep:Miss Taylor left instructions that it was to begin 15 mins late, with the announcement, 'She even wanted to be late for her own funeral'
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Elizabeth Taylor's funeral began 15 minutes late today, per her request.

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2011, 09:56:35 AM »
I feel a lot of comfort and peace in the fact that I believe her and Michael have been reunited.

Rest in peace dear Elizabeth...   :boohoo:

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Re: Screen icon Dame Elizabeth Taylor dies
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2011, 07:33:07 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2011, 07:37:14 PM »
Oh wow I like that!

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« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2011, 10:05:13 PM »
Taylor leaves fortune to aids charities
                              

Dame Elizabeth Taylor has reportedly left the bulk of her $600 million (£375 million) fortune to Aids charities.

The Hollywood veteran passed away on Wednesday (23Mar11) after losing her long battle with congestive heart disease, sending the showbusiness world into mourning.

Frequently praised for her role as an Aids/Hiv activist, the star has continued her good work by leaving a large portion of her wealth to her beloved charities, reports The New York Post.

According to Fox News, Taylor's famous jewellery collection will be auctioned off to benefit The Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation and amfAR, the Aids charity she founded in 1985.

As of 2002, the collection had an estimated value of $150 million (£93.7 million).


http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/taylor-leaves-fortune-to-aids-charities_1209667