In a day when the likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Seth Rogen appear on the silver screen, it makes one long for the days of Paul Newman....and Elizabeth Taylor. Watch "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and just GASP at their attractiveness.
Liz passed away this morning in Los Angeles at the age of 79. She packed a lot of living into those years. And a lot of husbands. And a lot of jewels.
And a lot of charitable acts. She raised millions with her AmFar charity and was one of the first celebrities to talk openly about AIDS.
Today, you can be famous for being famous thanks to "reality t.v.". Liz sure knew how to make headlines and play the star, but don't forget that she was an Academy Award winning actress, too.
Sister Alfred would not approve, but she and Richard Burton were condemned by the Catholic Church for "EROTIC VAGRANCY" for carrying on while filming "Cleopatra". I love that: EROTIC VAGRANCY. Doesn't that sound naughty?
Sure, she got weird toward the end. Larry Fortensky? Michael Jackson? But I think I'll go home and watch "Butterfield 8" with a tear in my eye.