Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor died today at the age of 79, her publicist, Sally Morrison, says. The actress died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

“All her children were with her,” Morrison said.

Taylor won three Oscars, including a special one for her humanitarian work, but was tortured by ill health, failed romances and personal tragedy.

  1. MikeN says:

    She’s only 79? And there’s an Oscar for humanitarian work?

  2. msbpodcast says:

    She was a tad overweight, but had violet eyes to die for.

    No wonder Richard Burton bought her “rocks” the size of lover’s eggs.

    I will enjoy the inevitable upcoming Taylor retrospectives.

  3. Christer says:

    Im over 40 years old.
    For me Elizabeth WAS Hollywood.
    Miss her.

  4. LDA says:

    She was a brave, loyal, feisty, sweet, and kind hearted lady. The world is a better place due to her time in it.


  5. MikeN says:

    The guy who wrote the obituary of her for the The New York Times, died six years ago.

  6. 1873 Colt says:

    A life well lived.

  7. UncDon says:

    They don’t make ’em like her anymore.

  8. Dallas says:

    RIP. A fine lady.

  9. So what says:

    Taylor in her prime makes today’s actresses look down right sad.

  10. Steve S says:

    Richard Burton wrote of when he first saw her:

    “…and she is famine, fire, destruction, and plague, she is the Dark Lady of the Sonnets, the on lie true begetter. She is a secret wrapped in an enigma inside a mystery, I thought with a mental man-to-man nod to Churchill. Her breasts were apocalyptic, they would topple empires down before they withered. Indeed, her body was a miracle of construction and the work of an engineer of genius. It needed nothing but itself. It was true art, I thought, executed in terms of itself. It was smitten by its own passion.”
    He does have a way with words.

  11. spsffan says:

    Good bye, Cleopatra, Maggie the Cat, Martha, so many others. She was a unique beauty, with a manner on the screen unmatched before or since. She was sultry, sexy, passionate but never dirty or undignified.

    They stopped making them like Elizabeth Taylor a long, long time ago.

    Rest in Peace Ms. Taylor. The world is sadder now that you are gone.

  12. Thomas says:

    I’ve over 40. To me Taylor was a cow that appealed to guys over 60.

    I empathize for her family and friends, but personally I never understood the fascination with her. I always found her somewhat dumpy (sorry “full figured!”) in way that clearly appeal to people that were in their 20-30’s during the ’40’s, ’50’s or ’60’s. She obviously had her acting moments, but let’s not forget the academy also gave Marisa Tomei an Oscar.

  13. Yankinwaoz says:

    #12… ditto. I never understood why people gave a rats ass about her. Her best friend was a twisted child molester (Michael Jackson). That should be a clue right there that she was not worth knowing.

    I resented the fact that for all the 90’s her ugly mug was staring at me from the cover of the tabloids while I waited in line to buy groceries.

  14. deowll says:

    She was a great actress. I do own a DVD of her in the taming of the shrew. She left a body of work that I think people will continue to enjoy for decades to come.

    Beyond that I don’t care to go.

    That her personal life was a total train wreck is a personal tragedy that’s her business and not the public’s.

  15. #13, was there ever any irrefutable proof Wacko Jacko was a pedobear? or perhaps is it just like other situations, when someone speaks out about the corprotocracy, and stands to the side of status quo, that they become an easy target for such allegations? he was powerful and in many legal battles, he was against the NWO takeover and it stands to reason they had a lot to gain, apart from solely profit, from discrediting and eventually killing him.

    then again he could be a molester, hell i used to feel teh same as he was ‘unusual’. also based on the fact he didn’t have a girlfriend or wife, and enjoyed the company of non-judgmental non -money hungry children.

    but maybe that makes him simply asexual, or perhaps a bit simple, but these days if you dont have a wife you must be gay or a kiddy fiddler, that is how society has now been programmed to work and think. not very open minded is it. we are all victims of the programed ideals of others. there is always another option, don’t be blinded by the first one the media hits you with.

    RIP ET, one day you will phone home.

  16. Buzz Mega says:

    Sorry she’s gone. But how many people get THE NEWS about this sort of thing from this blog?

    What’s the right kind of story for this blog? A nod to every major headline along with the oddities, or just the oddities?

    Talk among yourselves.

    [Whatever strikes us at the time. – ed.]

  17. So what says:

    I come here for the witty commentary. I get my news from the TV,Radio, and newspaper. Call me old fashioned.

  18. sargasso_c says:

    One swell dame.


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