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  1. Rob says

    Our community has lost a great STAR. Elizabeth was a terrific GLBT advocate, especially in her early support of the fight against AIDS, when such advocacy wasn’t cool. She’ll be truly missed. May she rest in peace.

  2. John says

    Bless you Elizabeth.
    You were lucky to be part of what was,but sadly is no longer a wonderful movie industry.
    An industry that had real stars (not so called celebrities) & did not rely on effects or lewd language to get bums on seats (not that i mind either).
    I always think of that print of the deceased actors drinking in the bar.That bar must be pretty full by now.

  3. says

    This is a deep and sad loss, yet her glorious legend will live on and on. There will never be another Elizabeth Taylor. Her beauty, generosity , love and wit is unrivaled. As a friend said to me many many years ago, “I can’t imagine a world with out Liz” That sad day has come. She is an angel among angels. Sadness for all on this forum and everyone around the world. She dedicated her life to our cause and was a icon of the highest order.
    Thank You Elizabeth Taylor for giving so much love and hope to our sad world.

  4. Jonster says

    When I used to visit sick friends at Davies Memorial in San Francisco back in the mid-80’s, they would wheel in the “Elizabeth Taylor” cart with a TV, VCR, movies, etc. I remember seeing her name on the plaque and being grateful that my friends knew this kind and beautiful woman was there for them when nobody else was.

  5. Henry Holland says

    It’s perhaps a relief that she’s been released from all the pain she’s suffered in the last 20 years or so.

    What an actress! “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is one of my very favorite movies and she’s incredible, she holds her own with Burl Ives and the hunky, gorgeous Paul Newman.

    RIP.

  6. Bading says

    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awake in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft star-shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there. I did not die.

  7. rascal says

    An Earth Mother and Class Act, Liz was a friend to our community from way back. If you’ve never seen “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, check out how riveting an actress she could be, too. Thanks for improving life on the planet, Liz.

  8. Phil says

    Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS activism in the 1980s was an act of courage in a more homophobic culture. She will forever be the cat on a hot tin roof from an age when being married to a gay man wasn’t often discussed. Brava!

  9. patrick nyc says

    I read once that a person is best remembered in how they left this earth, be it by an act of kindness, a job well done, service to strangers and mankind at whole or even a garden made beautiful.

    Dame Elizabeth you have left your garden well tended. Rest in peace.

  10. Maverick69 says

    I remember as a kid watching Suddenly Last Summer for the first time on TV and marveled at her beauty.I watching this film to the end and thought to myself, Wow, this film was ahead of it’s time and have been in love with Ms. Taylor ever since.

    RIP

  11. Arthur. says

    To the day that I too die, I will remember her performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe – maybe the greatest piece of high camp acting ever seen on the screen. This is not to denigrate it, she was quite simply magnificient. Such a loss and a good friend to us. (Actually Burton was damned good too).

  12. Peter says

    Elizabeth Taylor’s physical heart may have given out. But the actions that came from the emotional heart she shared with the LGBT community will live forever.

  13. peterparker says

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single one of her movies. I know her instead as one of the very first celebrities to speak out in support of people with HIV/AIDS at a time when no one else would. Her attention to the AIDS crisis, in the mid-80s all the way up until today, benefitted members of our community. Her support gave hope in the darkest days of the epidemic. May she rest in peace!

  14. Dback says

    When she was 14 or 15, and sick of being steamrolled by MGM, she marched into Louis B. Mayer’s office without an appointment and shouted, “You and your whole studio can go straight to hell!” :) We should’ve known then that she was someone who was not going to settle for simply being one of the most beautiful women in the world–she wanted to be a good actress, and throughout the 50’s and 60’s, she proved that she was. Then when her friend Rock Hudson died (after she’d previously lost her friend Montgomery Clift), she threw her considerable clout and influence behind AIDS activism–someone on the news this morning estimated that she may have almost single-handedly raised several HUNDRED million dollars at a time when the Reagan and Bush administrations were doing little or nothing for AIDS. She was a great, salty, vibrant broad of a lady–the world will miss her.

  15. Frederick says

    Liz Taylor was not only an inspirational humanitarian and a great actress, but one of the world’s most beautiful women…her mesmerizing eyes in particular. May she rest in peace.

  16. PDX Guy says

    I adore her for her activism from which she never wavered, unlike others who hopped on and off the wagon when it was convenient (Madonna, that means you!). RIP. A great lady and one of the last of the old Hollywood royalty.

  17. says

    I will always remember her as not only an actress of unparalleled beauty (those EYES!) and talent (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Butterfield 8) but also as a champion of people living with HIV/AIDS everywhere when it wasn’t “cool” or “popular” to even speak the word AIDS out loud. Instead of whispering it in hushed and frightened tones or lashing out in hostility to the poor souls afflicted (as so many people did in the early days of this epidemic), with love and compassion she trumpeted HIV/AIDS research and the quest for a cure. Not only that but her unending compassion and love toward those the rest of the world had discarded or forgotten in the midst of this terrible disease. Until the day she died she was a tireless champion for so many people. It is for that I remember her today. Rest in peace, Elizabeth Taylor. Job well done.

  18. Queen Zafrona says

    This was Elizabeth Taylor:
    2001 God, the Devil and Bob (TV series)
    Sarah
    – God’s Girlfriend (2001) … Sarah (voice)

    2001 These Old Broads (TV movie)
    Beryl Mason
    1994 The Flintstones
    Pearl Slaghoople
    1992 The Simpsons (TV series)
    Maggie Simpson
    – Lisa’s First Word (1992) … Maggie Simpson (voice)

    1992 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV series)
    Mrs. Andrews
    – A Formula for Hate (1992) … Mrs. Andrews (voice)

    1989 Sweet Bird of Youth (TV movie)
    Alexandra Del Lago
    1988 Young Toscanini
    Nadina Bulichoff
    1987 Poker Alice (TV movie)
    Alice Moffit
    1986 There Must Be a Pony (TV movie)
    Marguerite Sydney
    1985 North and South (TV mini-series)
    Madam Conti
    – Episode #1.6 (1985) … Madam Conti (credit only)
    – Episode #1.5 (1985) … Madam Conti
    – Episode #1.4 (1985) … Madam Conti (credit only)
    – Episode #1.3 (1985) … Madam Conti (credit only)
    – Episode #1.2 (1985) … Madam Conti (credit only)
    See all 6 episodes »

    1985 Malice in Wonderland (TV movie)
    Louella Parsons
    1984 Hotel (TV series)
    Katherine Cole
    – Intimate Strangers (1984) … Katherine Cole

    1984 All My Children (TV series)
    Boardmember at the Chateau (1983) / Maid at the Goal Post Restaurant
    1983 Between Friends (TV movie)
    Deborah Shapiro
    1981 General Hospital (TV series)
    Helena Cassadine
    – Episode dated 19 November 1981 (1981) … Helena Cassadine
    – Episode dated 17 November 1981 (1981) … Helena Cassadine
    – Episode dated 16 November 1981 (1981) … Helena Cassadine

    1980 The Mirror Crack’d
    Marina Rudd
    1979 Winter Kills
    Lola Comante (uncredited)
    1978 Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV series)
    Dr. Emily Loomis
    – Return Engagement (1978) … Dr. Emily Loomis

    1977 A Little Night Music
    Desiree Armfeldt
    1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV movie)
    Edra Vilnofsky
    1976 The Blue Bird
    Queen of Light/Mother/Witch/Maternal Love
    1974 The Driver’s Seat
    Lise
    1973 Ash Wednesday
    Barbara Sawyer
    1973 Night Watch
    Ellen Wheeler
    1973 Divorce His – Divorce Hers (TV movie)
    Jane Reynolds
    1972 Hammersmith Is Out
    Jimmie Jean Jackson
    1972 Under Milk Wood
    Rosie Probert
    1972 X, Y and Zee
    Zee Blakeley
    1970 The Only Game in Town
    Fran Walker
    1969 Anne of the Thousand Days
    Courtesan (uncredited)
    1968 Secret Ceremony
    Leonora
    1968 Boom!
    Flora ‘Sissy’ Goforth
    1967 The Comedians
    Martha Pineda
    1967 Reflections in a Golden Eye
    Leonora Penderton
    1967 Doctor Faustus
    Helen of Troy
    1967 The Taming of the Shrew
    Katharina
    1966 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Martha
    1965 The Sandpiper
    Laura Reynolds
    1963 The V.I.P.s
    Frances Andros
    1963 Cleopatra
    Cleopatra
    1960 BUtterfield 8
    Gloria Wandrous
    1960 Scent of Mystery
    The Real Sally Kennedy (uncredited)
    1959 Suddenly, Last Summer
    Catherine Holly
    1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Maggie Pollitt
    1957 Raintree County
    Susanna Drake
    1956 Giant
    Leslie Benedict
    1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris
    Helen Ellswirth
    1954 Beau Brummell
    Lady Patricia
    1954 Elephant Walk
    Ruth Wiley
    1954 Rhapsody
    Louise Durant
    1953 The Girl Who Had Everything
    Jean Latimer
    1952 Ivanhoe
    Rebecca
    1952 Love Is Better Than Ever
    Anastacia (Stacie) Macaboy
    1951 Quo Vadis
    Christian Prisoner in Arena (uncredited)
    1951 A Place in the Sun
    Angela Vickers
    1951 Father’s Little Dividend
    Kay Dunstan
    1950 Father of the Bride
    Katherine ‘Kay’ Banks
    1950 The Big Hangover
    Mary Belney
    1949 Conspirator
    Melinda Greyton
    1949 Little Women
    Amy
    1948 Julia Misbehaves
    Susan Packett
    1948 A Date with Judy
    Carol Pringle
    1947 Cynthia
    Cynthia Bishop
    1947 Life with Father
    Mary Skinner
    1946 Courage of Lassie
    Kathie Eleanor Merrick
    1944 National Velvet
    Velvet Brown
    1944 The White Cliffs of Dover
    Betsy Kenney at Age 10 (uncredited)
    1943 Jane Eyre
    Helen Burns (uncredited)
    1943 Lassie Come Home
    Priscilla
    1942 There’s One Born Every Minute
    Gloria Twine

  19. jamal says

    Farewell to the very last STAR of All The Stars.

    Dame Elizabeth, you were a part of my life since I was a small boy in the middle-west, cutting out photos of you from Photoplay, Motion Picture, Silver Screen and Life magazines to tape to my bedroom wall. I would lay in my bed staring at your lovely face and wonder how exciting it would be to meet you. I sat in the cinema, alone in the dark, my eyes absorbing your larger-than-life visage on that silver screen, wondering what it must be like to be Elizabeth Taylor. Incomparable, I thought.

    I still watch Raintree County, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cleopatra, The VIPs, The Comedians, hell, even The Flintstones and I marvel at your presence, your skills, the totality of absolute, crystallized, laser-hot charisma you projected.

    Because of you, Dear Lady, at a fearful time for so many of us who are/were your fans, a terrible plague was finally addressed by cowardly people who saw it as a “good” thing. You saw it as a disaster and a scourge and you spoke out, FORCEFULLY, when no one else would.

    Dame Elizabeth, your legacy from films, your activism, the hard lessons of a life lived publicly but very, very well, shall outlast us all.

    Dear Lady, I pray you are at peace, free from the years of agonizing pain suffered quietly with dignity; free from the worry and stress of this damnable world; and secure in the knowledge that you gave this sometimes tumultuous and troubling gift of life the most you could.

    You shall be the most glittering of all the stars that shine in the galaxy of accomplished lives.

    We shudder to think that with your passing, we are now forever stuck in the muck and mire of an alleged “celebrity” culture that has absolutely not one iota of a clue as to what “celebrity” really means and what it requires and how to use it for bringing out the better angels in all of us.

    Thank you, Dame Elizabeth, for helping to make this a more interesting world and, surely, a better, kinder, more compassionate world.

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