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  • 4 years ago
  • Perhaps you should have been in
    Gone With the Wind in '39 when
    you were only seven. But, it was
    said you had a strange sort of beauty
    back then when I was born in '44....&
    when I was conceived in October '43
    you were in that Lassie Come Home.1
    Yes, 1944 was a big year for you and a
    big year for me------you with 20thCFox
    playing the character of Helen Burns in
    a film version of that Bronte novel Jane
    Eyre and with MGM in The White Cliffs
    of Dover. I was in my cradle on Hamilton
    Beach with Lillian and Frederick Price and
    Alfred Cornfield to help me get into that
    world just three days after the attempted
    assassination on Hitler in his Wolfe's Lair.2

    National Velvet made you famous and I was
    only 4 months old. They say the film helped
    people believe anything was possible with a
    philosophy of life, in other words, a film which
    acquired the status of a generational classic . .3
    I wish you well, Elizabeth, in your new starring
    role in the Land of Lights where the beauty of
    the soul, it is said, and the beauty of the body find
    some place that befits their immortality, perhaps?

    1 This film, Taylor's first, was released on 7 October 1943 and I was conceived in the following week in Hamilton Ontario. In 1944 she signed a 7 year contract with MGM at $100/week.
    2 The famous plot on 20 July 1944, an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, F&#252hrer of the Third Reich, inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia. It occurred 66 hours(circa) before my birth on 23 July 1944.
    3 Alexander Walker, Elizabeth: The Life of Elizabeth Taylor, Grove Press, 1997(1990), p. 14.

    Ron Price
    26 March 2011
    Married for 47 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 15, and a Baha'i for 55(in 2014)
  • 4 years ago
  • F&#252hrer(spelled wrong in the above and I am unable to correct the "&#252") is a German title meaning leader or guide. It is now most associated with Adolf Hitler, who modelled it on Benito Mussolini's title il Duce as well as Georg von Sch&#246nerer, whose few followers also commonly referred to as "F&#252hrer", and used the "Sieg Heil"-phrase. The word F&#252hrer in the sense of guide remains common in German, but because of its strong association with Nazi Germany, it comes with some stigma and negative connotation when used as the meaning of leader.
    Married for 47 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 15, and a Baha'i for 55(in 2014)
  • 4 years ago
  • Hey Ron....we were talking about ET...this past week...no disrespect....but ...did not find her all that apealing...as well as maryln Monroe and Sophia Loraine...the biggest name we could think of ( and like) was racheal Welch..for some reason..I know ET was in a lot of good movies...."cat on a hot tin roof " as well as others..when she was younger was a great looking women...but her career was based on her younger years..as well as her other female roles..in later years..but our opinion is soely based apon her later appearance of being overwieght and multiple marraiges...to say the least....as well as her frienship with MJ ....not a good resume ...to say the least....just saying...her girlish profile...did not carry over in the later years INMHO..and did not carry over into the present ...on her reputation...
  • 4 years ago
  • Indeed, R1phil, not many keep their girlish profile, as you say. Especially after the age of 60, 70 or 80. My manly profile, now as I head for 70, has long gone with 70 pounds put on since the age of 40. "Such is life," as the Australian outlaw, Ned Kelly, is reported to have said on his way to the gallows in 1880 in NSW Australia.-Ron
    Married for 47 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 15, and a Baha'i for 55(in 2014)
  • 3 years ago
  • The Hollywood will really miss her beauty.
  • 3 years ago
  • she is an idol for women...i really like her beauty...
  • 3 years ago
  • Millions found her beautiful but, with age, beauty fades, eh?-Ron
    Married for 47 years, a teacher for 32, a student for 18, a writer and editor for 15, and a Baha'i for 55(in 2014)
  • 3 years ago
  • Elizabeth Taylor(disambiguation).
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    Elizabeth Taylor

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    Born Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
    February 27, 1932
    Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England
    Died March 23, 2011 (aged 79)
    Los Angeles, California, United States
    Cause of death Congestive heart failure
    Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
    Nationality British-American
    Other names Liz Taylor
    Occupation Actress, social activist
    Years active 1942-2003
    Religion

    Christian Science (1932-59)
    Judaism (1959-2011)[1]

    Spouse

    Conrad Hilton, Jr. (1950-51; divorced)
    Michael Wilding (1952-57; divorced)
    Mike Todd (1957-58; widow)
    Eddie Fisher (1959-64; divorced)
    Richard Burton (1964-74, 1975-76; divorced twice)
    John Warner (1976-82; divorced)
    Larry Fortensky (1991-96; divorced)

    Children

    Michael Howard Wilding
    Christopher Edward Wilding
    Elizabeth Frances "Liza" Todd Burton
    Maria Burton

    Parents

    Francis Lenn Taylor (deceased)
    Sara Sothern (deceased)

    Relatives Howard Taylor (older brother)
    Awards List

    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 - March 23, 2011) was a British-American[2] actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive violet eyes.

    National Velvet (1944) was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8 (1960), played the title role in Cleopatra (1963), and married her co-star Richard Burton. They appeared together in 11 films, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which Taylor won a second Academy Award. From the mid-1970s, she appeared less frequently in film, and made occasional appearances in television and theatre.
  • 3 years ago
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  • 2 years ago
  • She was really beautiful...
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