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Mar 27th, 2011 07:51 PM
CrossCourt~Rally
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

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When they make a movie about this board, you can still play http://www.tennisforum.com/members/52398-%40sweet-cleopatra.html.
^^ That would be a Lifetime Channel Movie Of The Week
Mar 27th, 2011 07:35 PM
*JR*
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I wonder why I didn't get to play Cleopatra.
When they make a movie about this board, you can still play http://www.tennisforum.com/member.php?u=52398.
Mar 27th, 2011 07:07 PM
Sally Struthers
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

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Helen, I was always thought you were the better actress. She was only more famous because of her incredible beauty.
Oh baloney. Liz just had better agents and PR people than Helen. Helen aged much more gracefully.
Mar 27th, 2011 04:50 PM
CrossCourt~Rally
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

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Thank you. It was a lovely picture and Dean Martin was fantastic to work with.

I wonder why I didn't get to play Cleopatra.
Didn't they use you as a body double when Liz started to gain weight halfway through the pic . Everyone knows Helen had the most famous curves in Hollywood
Mar 27th, 2011 03:37 PM
Helen Lawson
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

Thank you. It was a lovely picture and Dean Martin was fantastic to work with.

I wonder why I didn't get to play Cleopatra.
Mar 27th, 2011 04:24 AM
Alizé Molik
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Thank you for the lovely tribute, dear!
I watched Ada the other day. It was brilliant.
Mar 26th, 2011 07:36 PM
Helen Lawson
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

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Helen, I was always thought you were the better actress. She was only more famous because of her incredible beauty.
Thank you for the lovely tribute, dear!
Mar 26th, 2011 07:01 AM
PolishLunatiq
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

Rip
Mar 26th, 2011 02:03 AM
CrossCourt~Rally
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

Elizabeth Taylor's Pioneering Gay Rights Speech


Video of the full speech >> http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc...h_taylors.html


Elizabeth Taylor was truly an inspiration and an icon.

In addition to her tireless efforts in the battle against HIV/AIDS, starring in 50-plus films, and managing an always-talked-about personal life, the movie star was a pioneering champion of one thing: equal rights for all.

"Why shouldn't gay people be allowed to be able to marry?" Taylor asks in an exclusive, newly released video of her acceptance speech when she was honored with the Vanguard Award at the 11th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2000. "Those against gay marriages say marriage should only be between a man and a woman. God, I of all people know that doesn't always work!" she cracked.

She continued, "I feel that any home where there is love constitutes a family and all families should have the same legal rights! Including the right to marry and have or adopt children."

"Dame Elizabeth was an icon not only in Hollywood, but in the LGBT community," says GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, "where she worked to ensure that everyone was treated with the respect and dignity we all deserve."
The Vanguard Award is presented annually by the gay rights organization to media professionals who have increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community. Since her fight against the disease began back in the '80s, Taylor has raised over $200 million for AIDS research.

This year's Vanguard Award will be presented to Glee-tastic Broadway-turned-TV star Kristin Chenoweth during the Los Angeles awards ceremony on April 10.

One thing is for certain: Even after her death, Taylor's message will continue to inspire for decades to come. In her own words, "Long live love."

Check out Taylor's amazingly inspirational speech in full above.
Mar 25th, 2011 11:06 PM
tarap3
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

RIP a real legend of the showbiz and such a kind person
Mar 25th, 2011 05:40 PM
Brena
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

Bye, Liz, you legend. You had more fun in those 79 years than other people would have in 179. Also, Burton's liver couldn't even take 60 years of that complete abandon.
Mar 25th, 2011 05:11 PM
ico4498
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Diva ^
til the end ...
Mar 25th, 2011 03:57 PM
Just Do It
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

Diva ^
Mar 25th, 2011 03:32 PM
CrossCourt~Rally
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00039244.html


Elizabeth Taylor Late to Her Own Funeral

The private funeral service held for the screen legend on Thursday afternoon, March 24 got delayed for about 15 minutes to comply with her request.


Elizabeth Taylor was late to her own funeral, it has been uncovered. The two-time Academy Award winner was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California on Thursday, March 24, but the private Jewish ceremony got delayed for about 15 minutes after the announced start time at her request.

In a statement, publicist Sally Morrison confirmed that the Hollywood icon, whose casket was draped with gardenias, violets, and lily of the valley for the service, has left instructions in which she requested that her funeral started late. "She even wanted to be late for her own funeral," so the representative announced.

Attended by family and friends, Liz's funeral service lasted for around one hour and was conducted by Rabbi Jerry Cutler. It began with a recitation of Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem "The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo" by actor Colin Farrell and family members. During the service, her grandson Rhys Tivey also performed a trumpet solo of "Amazing Grace".

The Westboro Baptist Church had earlier threatened to picket the funeral, but appeared to be caught off guard by the speed of the service. Still, Glendale Police Department was asked to assist with the security in anticipation of the protesters and in consideration of the close proximity of an elementary school.

In honor of Tony nominee Liz, Broadway's theater marquees will be dimmed for one minute at exactly 8 P.M. on Friday, March 25. Chairman of The Broadway League and Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters Paul Libin said, "With her remarkable talent and extraordinary beauty, Elizabeth Taylor lit up the Broadway stage the same way she lit up the silver screen."
Mar 25th, 2011 02:57 PM
Northstar
Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at the age of 79

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Very sad, a big-hearted legend. I went to an Oscar watching costume party last month and someone came as her in a wheelchair with a fake oxygen tank, cowboy boots, and drinking out of a bottle of bourbon. I thought it was a riot but in retrospect I guess it was not in the best of taste.

The only good part of Butterfield 8 is when Laurence Harvey leaves her cash on the dresser, and she scrawls "No Sale" on the mirror in lipstick and steals Dina Merrill's mink coat. It's all downhill after that except when she tells her mother she is the "slut of all times." Tin Roof and Virginia Woolf are far better vehicles for her, if you want to see her at her best, those are it.
Helen, I was always thought you were the better actress. She was only more famous because of her incredible beauty.
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