Your film memories of the late Liz Taylor

March 23, 2011
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I don't usually note the passing of Hollywood stars on this blog.

But with the death of Elizabeth Taylor this morning, I became curious about the range of images that this news might be bringing up in readers.

With a lifetime of her movie moments to choose from, what image came to your mind when you heard the news?

For me, the first part that popped into my brain wasn't her showier roles but Taylor's charming performance as the daughter in the original "Father of the Bride." I'm sure that won't be the clip we see in the "In Memoriam" sequence at the Academy Awards, but it's the one that brought a smile to me.

What about you?

And do you have any memories of seeing her films here in central Indiana?

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  • Ms. Taylor a real part of our lives
    She was truly a part of everyday life in the 50s - 60s Ladies' circles. The films were only the beginning of her importance in dail life.

    My "mommies" adored her and adopted her, charmed by her from girlhood, delighted when she bloomed into a world-class beauty, and fine actress; broken-hearted when her first loves ended in divorce and widowhood and heartbreak for her; horrified when the "fix" for it all was the blowsy mess with Richard Burton; but at approving again over it all later, when he passed, and Liz found her ladyhood, and she herself stuck to quieter ways to take care of herself.
    I was a little girl and she was a Pisces like my Mommy, so I'd look at them both and decide Mommy was still prettier! But Liz was important. I hope they do not let her down for a proper goodbye now.
  • Elizabeth Taylor Roles
    on the lighter side, Elizabeth Taylor as Wilma's mother in "The Flintstones". Even at ther age then, she was hysterical! She will be missed...
  • Elizabeth Taylor
    I loved her as Velvet Brown in "National Velvet" and as Helena Cassidine on General Hospital.
  • Elizabeth Taylor
    For me it is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Every woman who plays that role on stage or screen is trying to live up to that performance.

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