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From the UK Daily Mail comes these reports of how Dame Elizabeth Taylor was laid to rest today.

The 79-year-old actress only died of heart failure on Wednesday but a combination of her Jewish faith – which she adopted in 1959 and which demands speedy burial – and her family’s evident desire to avoid a media circus for once in her life ensured her burial took most people by surprise.”

She was laid to rest in the same resting place as Michael Jackson was, her good friend.

Taylor’s four children from three of her seven husbands – Michael and Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton – as well as most if not all of her 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren were believed to be present.  Read the rest of this entry »



“She’s the last of the great stars of the silver screen. She was like a goddess who prowled her way through the Forties, Fifties, Sixties and into the Seventies and, although her box-office stature had waned, She had an allure that held a strange sway over us,”–UK commentator Baz Bamigboye remembering Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Photo caption 1 - Stars: Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton as Martha and George in the film Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? in 1966. Of her eight marriages, she was wed to him twice. ‘She should be Welsh but she wasn’t born here. But it’s as if I bred her in my Welsh bones,’ he once said.

Photo caption 2 - Short-lived romance: In 1950, aged 18, she married Nicky Hilton, a deceptively charming young man whose father, Conrad, founded the Hilton hotel-chain. Nicky was an abusive drunk who battered his young bride so brutally, she lost the baby she was carrying.

Photo caption 2 - Glamorous: Elizabeth Taylor arrives with second husband Michael Wilding in London in 1953. They had two children together but the marriage was over within five years.

Photo caption 3 - Much married: Taylor arrives at London Airport with her fourth husband, singer Eddie Fisher, and her sons Michael, six, and Christopher, four, children of her former marriage to Michael Wilding

Photo caption 3 - Elizabeth Taylor with third husband, showbusiness impresario Mike Todd. They had one child together but tragedy struck when he died in a plane crash in 1958. She was consoled by singer Eddie Fisher, who would become her next husband.

Photo caption 4 - Style switch: Elizabeth Taylor went through a series of image changes following her marriage to eighth husband, builder Larry Fortensky in 1991. But she wasn’t accustomed to men like him. As sweet as he was he couldn’t adjust to her world and she couldn’t adjust to his.




Elizabeth Taylor was a national treasure at the age of 12. With her unique violet colored eyes she was one of Hollywood’s great beauties. Her married life was as much a fascination to the world as her onscreen presence in Hollywood. Taylor was a grandmother at aged 39. She was described as the last of the stars of the golden screen era. As she passes away, today in Hollywood the UK looks back on her pivotal film roles. Here’s some.

1942 – There’s One Born Every Minute – Taylor’s first appearance on the silver screen was released when she was just 10-years-old.

1943 – Lassie Come Home – Despite being dropped by Universal after her first film Elizabeth was signed up by MGM and appeared in three films before her big break the following year.

1944 – National Velvet – Taylor rose to fame in the smash hit playing Velvet Brown opposite Mickey Rooney at just 12-years-old

1954 – Her busiest year saw Elizabeth star in no less than four films and at 22 years old was considered a great beauty.

1957 – Raintree County – The actress was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Susanna Drake but she missed out on the award on the night.

1960 – Butterfield 8 – After missing out on an Oscar three times, Taylor was awarded with an Academy Award for her portrayal of the beautiful Gloria Wandrous . She starred alongside her then-husband Eddie Fisher.

1963 – Cleopatra – Elizabeth played the leading role in what was at the time one of the most expensive movies. Not only was she paid $1million but she also met her future husband Richard Burton.

1966 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? –Taylor was awarded an Oscar for her role as Martha and starred alongside her then-husband Richard Burton.

1970 – The Only Game In Town – By the end of the 1960’s Taylor had lost some of her pulling power at the cinema

1982 – The Little Foxes (play) – Elizabeth made her Broadway and West End debut with a revival of Lillian Hellman’s play

1994 – The Flintstones – The actress played Wilma’s mother in her last theatrical film

[Photograph - Elizabeth Taylor poses for a photograph with two of her children, sons Michael and Christopher Wilding. She always had her hands full].

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.23.11~