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Jules
04-27-2006, 10:30 AM
HOLLYWOOD - Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor is reportedly on the brink of death after her heart began to fail.

Sources say the Oscar winner, 74, is bedridden in her Bel Air, California, home.

After learning her health is deteriorating, Taylor reportedly cancelled her annual Easter party and has begun planning her funeral--she is expected to be buried next to her former husband Richard Burton in Switzerland.

http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3495523

indallas2
04-27-2006, 10:37 AM
HOLLYWOOD - Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor is reportedly on the brink of death after her heart began to fail.

Sources say the Oscar winner, 74, is bedridden in her Bel Air, California, home.

After learning her health is deteriorating, Taylor reportedly cancelled her annual Easter party and has begun planning her funeral--she is expected to be buried next to her former husband Richard Burton in Switzerland.

http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3495523
How sad!!

jilly
04-27-2006, 11:24 AM
It is sad, she's the Queen of Hollywood to me. I am surprised she's only 74. Not that old but she's been ailing for years which is too bad.

Amraann
04-27-2006, 01:02 PM
I thought she was older too.

But she did have a lot of wild years.

Floh
04-27-2006, 03:06 PM
I'll be surprised if Sally Burton allows Elizabeth Taylor to be buried next to Richard Burton! :eek:

j2mirish
04-27-2006, 03:07 PM
I thought she was older too.

But she did have a lot of wild years.
I loved her until her "friendship" with Michael Jackson became so.....strange..

kato
04-27-2006, 03:08 PM
Poor thing. I'm suprised she's lasted this long with all her ailments.

eve
04-27-2006, 03:12 PM
OMG - that is a little jarring, she was the queen for awhile, wasn't she? So beautiful when young. Just my mom's age and same birthday as my mom too. I feel bad and wonder if she is really close to death - she has almost died before too, even when young, several times, I've read.

Eve

Marthatex
04-27-2006, 04:06 PM
She's a legend. With all her health problems in the past, it's pretty amazing she made it this far. She had alot of husbands, but it seems in her later years she did alot of good supporting causes such as Aids treatment and research.

Debbie Reynolds/EddieFisher/Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton

J. Anniston/Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie/ has Hollywood really changed much?

michelle
04-27-2006, 04:35 PM
I love her, my mom watches all the old movies and shes one of my fav's. Also Doris Day we love her too!

Marine Mom
04-27-2006, 04:38 PM
Which number was Richard Burton?

Jules
04-27-2006, 04:44 PM
Which number was Richard Burton?

Oh, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9....

Something like that.... :D

Marine Mom
04-27-2006, 04:47 PM
:laugh: :laugh:


Oh, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9....

Something like that.... :D

montana_16
04-27-2006, 05:00 PM
Oh I love her! Always have. Not only outer beauty but she has inner beauty also.

She's made her mistakes in life but haven't we all. She was in the Hollywood atmosphere since she was a little girl.

Tom'sGirl
04-27-2006, 05:19 PM
According to this article she has CHF, which many may here on WS may have, but arent't dying although it's a serious condition.

Anymore I put so little stock into what is published. In this article it even gives her age wrong :doh:


http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2004-11-30-taylor-heart_x.htm?POE=LIFISVA

Linda7NJ
04-27-2006, 08:40 PM
She's a legend. With all her health problems in the past, it's pretty amazing she made it this far. She had alot of husbands, but it seems in her later years she did alot of good supporting causes such as Aids treatment and research.

Debbie Reynolds/EddieFisher/Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton

J. Anniston/Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie/ has Hollywood really changed much?
Sorry, I just will never get over her supporting a pedophile!

Beyond Belief
04-27-2006, 09:04 PM
I'll never forget her in "National Velvet" and I saw Cleopatra at least two dozen times.

She is something special on screen. Her personal life is hers as far I am concerned.

txsvicki
04-27-2006, 09:54 PM
I've not heard a word that Liz Taylor is still supporting Michael Jackson, and I think they struck up a friendship because she was also a child star. Someon asked which number Richard Burton was, and I don't know, but she married him twice.

concernedperson
04-27-2006, 10:00 PM
I always thought Michael Todd was the love of her life. He died early and then she met the others.So, I am a little suprised she chose Richard Burton to be buried next to.But, I know nothing as far as Hollywood type people get along.I guess the words expressed are similar to politicians.

concernedperson
04-27-2006, 10:14 PM
That was kinda critical. So, I want to say she is a star always has been and always will be.She gives the newbies a path but not many will follow and only Meryl Streep is even a close cigar.Liz did some unattractive roles she wasn't always Cleopatra. She did, Suddenly Last Summer and other roles, like Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? This was taking the fluff out of actresses and makng them act.It wasn't Baywatch. It is part of my growing up. These early women chose to define what women really are but not limit us to who we can be.So, thank you for paths, Liz. You are not lost on me.

Valinda
04-27-2006, 10:29 PM
She's the same age as both of my grandma's. Fortunately, they are both still in good health. Hopefully, Elizabeth will get better. She's done it before.

Tom'sGirl
04-27-2006, 10:39 PM
I've not heard a word that Liz Taylor is still supporting Michael Jackson, and I think they struck up a friendship because she was also a child star.
Someon asked which number Richard Burton was, and I don't know, but she married him twice.Lets see, he would be husband # 5 & 6. She has been married eight times to seven husbands:

Hotel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilton_Hotel) heir Conrad Hilton, Jr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Hilton%2C_Jr) (May 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_6), 1950 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1950) - January 29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_29), 1951 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1951)) (divorced)
Michael Wilding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Wilding_%28actor%29) (February 21 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_21), 1952 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952) - January 26 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_26), 1957 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1957)) (divorced)
Producer Mike Todd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Todd) (February 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_2), 1957 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1957) - March 22 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_22), 1958 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958)) (widowed)
Eddie Fisher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Fisher_%28singer%29) (May 12 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_12), 1959 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1959) - March 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_6), 1964 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964)) (divorced)
Richard Burton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Burton_%28actor%29) (March 15 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_15), 1964 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964) - June 26 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_26), 1974 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974)) (divorced)
Richard Burton (2nd marriage) (October 10 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_10), 1975 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975) - July 29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_29), 1976 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976)) (divorced)
Senator (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate)John Warner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Warner) (December 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_4), 1976 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976) - November 7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_7), 1982 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982)) (divorced)
Teamster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teamsters) construction-equipment operator Larry Fortensky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Fortensky) (twenty years her junior) (October 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_6), 1991 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991) - October 31 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_31), 1996 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996)) (divorced)
Taylor and Wilding had two sons, Michael Howard Wilding (born January 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_6), 1953 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953)), and Christopher Edward Wilding (born February 27 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_27), 1955 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955)).

She and Todd had one daughter, Elizabeth Frances Todd, called "Liza," (born August 6 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_6), 1957 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1957)).

And in 1964 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964), she and Fisher started adoption proceedings for a daughter, whom Burton later adopted, Maria Burton (born August 1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_1), 1961 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961)).

The above from wikipedia

Nore
04-27-2006, 11:02 PM
I've not heard a word that Liz Taylor is still supporting Michael Jackson, and I think they struck up a friendship because she was also a child star. Someon asked which number Richard Burton was, and I don't know, but she married him twice.
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Egads! Elizabeth is exactly one month older than I..Yes she has been close to death many times and sprang back.CHF can be handled with meds for so long,my husband has it also.Here I am still working in a Deli!! I wish her well,always liked her.I remember hearing on one of the channels (may have been CTV) during MJ trial that Liz no longer had anything to do with MJ and refused to be a character witness.I suppose I could check for the right spot I heard it..Senior moments..

cheko1
04-27-2006, 11:05 PM
From one of the articles she says she is not afraid to die. But it must be hard to plan her own funeral. I never heard she was supporting Jackson either.

kato
04-28-2006, 12:25 PM
Just wanna bump since I just heard again she is on her death bed.

Linda7NJ
04-30-2006, 11:37 AM
Liz Taylor has been defending Michael Jackson since 1993!!!!!!!!!!!


(CBS/AP) A number of celebrities who know Michael Jackson and were guests at his Neverland ranch have made no public comment since his arrest last Thursday on child molestation charges.

That's not Liz Taylor's style.

The actress, who has been a close friend of Jackson's for many years, came out strongly Sunday in support of the beleaguered star.

In a written statement, Taylor predicts Jackson will be vindicated.

The actress, who has a few things in common with Jackson - including having been a child star, winning every award early in her career, and experiencing more heartbreak than romance - also attacked the way the media has been covering the story.

"I thought the law was 'innocent until proven guilty.' I know he is innocent and I hope they all eat crow," said Taylor, who is refusing to comment on camera as a protest of media treatment of Jackson.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/24/entertainment/main585208.shtml

"The talk all night was that they'd had a terrible falling-out," says my source, who somehow got invited. "It seems that Michael had summoned Liz to Neverland, but when she arrived he wasn't there. She's furious."

Indeed, Michael has been spending more time in the Palm Beach-Bal Harbour area of Florida looking for a new home.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,81249,00.html

Taylor has in the past defended her eccentric pal, following criticism of his lifestyle and after he was accused of abuse by a 13-year-old boy in 1993.

http://www.gmax.co.za/feel/11/24-michaeljackson.html

She also corroborated parts of Latoya's initial statement back in 1994 concerning the payoffs to the family's of young boys. She is the one that hooked Jackson up with Anthony Pellicano.

She can save a seat for MJ in hell!

BillyGoatGruff
04-30-2006, 02:44 PM
I always thought Michael Todd was the love of her life. He died early and then she met the others.So, I am a little suprised she chose Richard Burton to be buried next to.But, I know nothing as far as Hollywood type people get along.I guess the words expressed are similar to politicians.
Wonder how Burton's last wife feels about that?

Marthatex
04-30-2006, 04:58 PM
Liz came out supporting him (Jackson) in 2003, but when was the trial, 2005? I don't recall Liz supporting him by then, I think there was a rally at Neverland and she didn't show up. I don't think he had too many supporters by then.

I didn't care too much for her "musical husbands" game when young, but I think she was a respectable actress and definitely is a legend no matter what.

Moe
04-30-2006, 06:34 PM
I recall reading somewhere that Liz always waited for marriage before having sex, that is why she had so many husbands. Who knows, she sure was beautiful and talented.

PrayersForMaura
05-01-2006, 11:56 PM
That was kinda critical. So, I want to say she is a star always has been and always will be.She gives the newbies a path but not many will follow and only Meryl Streep is even a close cigar.Liz did some unattractive roles she wasn't always Cleopatra. She did, Suddenly Last Summer and other roles, like Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? This was taking the fluff out of actresses and makng them act.It wasn't Baywatch. It is part of my growing up. These early women chose to define what women really are but not limit us to who we can be.So, thank you for paths, Liz. You are not lost on me.
She also did a movie with Carol Burnett called "Between Friends" where she played an out-of-control alcoholic and Carol Burnett was trying so hard to help her.
That's my favorite of her roles.

My mom looked a little like her when she was younger. My mom LOVES Liz Taylor. She even has a few Liz Taylor barbie-style dolls. :)

Prayers for her, I hope she gets well.

PrayersForMaura
05-01-2006, 11:57 PM
Liz Taylor has been defending Michael Jackson since 1993!!!!!!!!!!!


(CBS/AP) A number of celebrities who know Michael Jackson and were guests at his Neverland ranch have made no public comment since his arrest last Thursday on child molestation charges.

That's not Liz Taylor's style.

The actress, who has been a close friend of Jackson's for many years, came out strongly Sunday in support of the beleaguered star.

In a written statement, Taylor predicts Jackson will be vindicated.

The actress, who has a few things in common with Jackson - including having been a child star, winning every award early in her career, and experiencing more heartbreak than romance - also attacked the way the media has been covering the story.

"I thought the law was 'innocent until proven guilty.' I know he is innocent and I hope they all eat crow," said Taylor, who is refusing to comment on camera as a protest of media treatment of Jackson.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/11/24/entertainment/main585208.shtml

"The talk all night was that they'd had a terrible falling-out," says my source, who somehow got invited. "It seems that Michael had summoned Liz to Neverland, but when she arrived he wasn't there. She's furious."

Indeed, Michael has been spending more time in the Palm Beach-Bal Harbour area of Florida looking for a new home.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,81249,00.html

Taylor has in the past defended her eccentric pal, following criticism of his lifestyle and after he was accused of abuse by a 13-year-old boy in 1993.

http://www.gmax.co.za/feel/11/24-michaeljackson.html

She also corroborated parts of Latoya's initial statement back in 1994 concerning the payoffs to the family's of young boys. She is the one that hooked Jackson up with Anthony Pellicano.

She can save a seat for MJ in hell!

who cares? She's ill. I don't care who her friends are, she's a classic actress and I feel for her because she's ill.

SpongeBathHotPants
05-02-2006, 12:31 PM
I think my favorite Liz movie is Father of the Bride. So young and soft spoken. I'm pretty young (31) but I rented it when I was 12 and have loved it. She was beautiful as a bride. It will be a loss to the world when she passes. She has done so much good in the world for AIDS. My prayers to her and her family and I love that she wants to be next to Richard Burton. A true Hollywood romance.