RIP, Elizabeth Taylor

 Legendary actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away today 
after a long battle with congestive heart failure.
Considered one of the greatest actresses of
Hollywood's "Golden Age"(late 1920's to early 1960's), 
Elizabeth started her acting career at the tender age
of 9, with her first role in the movie "There's One Born Every Minute".
After playing in "Lassie" movies as well as her breakout film,
"National Velvet" at age 12, she transitioned into adulthood in films such
as the original "Father Of The Bride" with Spencer Tracy, and its  sequel, 
"Father's Little Dividend" (which were both remade starring Steve Martin & Diane Keaton).
With other roles in "A Place In The Sun", her iconic title role in "Cleopatra"and as Katherine
in "Taming of the Shrew", her later years included her playing Maggie Simpson's first voice
in "The Simpsons" TV series, as well as her final film role as
Wilma's mother in the live  film adaptation of "The Flintstones".
She was also known for her 8 marriages, her love of glamour, diamonds, 
and her perfume line, and was notably one of the first celebrities
to support AIDS research as the Founding National Chairperson of
AmFar, the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
In her later years, she was also known to have a close friendship
with Michael Jackson, whose private funeral service she attended 
in September of 2009.Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away at age 79, surrounded by 
her family.
Rest In Peace, Dame Elizabeth.


Popular Posts