Elizabeth Taylor Dies

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    Mar 23, 2011 1:20 PM GMT
    The news push just hit my iPhone, also on my computer, no details yet. icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 23, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    It was congestive heart failure.

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    Mar 23, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
    those beautifull violet eyes, that figure, that face....i can watch "butterfield 8" over and over again.

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    Mar 23, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    rnch saidthose beautifull violet eyes, that figure, that face....i can watch "butterfield 8" over and over again.

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    Well, some people are originals. I phoned my partner in his office at Broward House, the largest HIV/AIDS agency in Florida, to give him the news. A photo of Taylor hangs in the conference room there, surrounded by the board members at that time.

    I'm glad her son, Michael Wilding, mentioned her HIV/AIDS involvement, which was unprecedented at the time she did it, in his official statement regarding her death.
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    Mar 23, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    Very sad indeed. She was such a legend. I'm not really that surprised, however when I read the news. I hope it isn't a funeral per se, but a celebration of an extraordinary life.
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    Mar 23, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    I met Elizabeth close-up once back in the late 80's. I was at a Christmas Party in Beverly Hills (this was back in my Talent Manager days) at my boss' home which used to be Frank Sinatra's house. There was this Fortune Teller there dressed in this crazy wizard-like costume sitting in this big over-sized chair. My boss pulled my arm from one side, and Elizabeth's from the other (who happened to be standing behind me) and sat us both down on the Fortune Teller's lap. Next thing I know I am face-to-face with Elizabeth Taylor on the lap of a Fortune Teller. (Yes, her eyes really are violet) . The Fortune Teller then says "I'm going to read you your fortune"...at which Elizabeth replied "Dahling, I already have a fortune". I will never forget it. That was my Elizabeth Taylor moment :-) RIP Elizabeth.
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    Mar 23, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    Taylor's son, Michael Wilding released this statement:

    "My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love. Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts."

    Elizabeth was truly an icon and the first public Hollywood "friend" to the LGBT community. She saved so many lives by her relentless efforts to obtain funding for HIV/AIDS.

    May she rest in eternal peace.

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    Mar 23, 2011 3:03 PM GMT
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    Mar 23, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidThe news push just hit my iPhone, also on my computer, no details yet. icon_sad.gif


    Uh, she is dead. What other details do you want Mr Busybody?


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    Mar 23, 2011 3:06 PM GMT


    You know, she wrote a kid's story when she was young and it was published several years ago.

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    Mar 23, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    Interesting that it's straight women who publicly champion our gay causes better than many men do. Taylor was a supporter of Broward House here. She was also close friends with the gay actor Montgomery Clift, and also Roddy McDowall, Hollywood's premier gossipy queen, her co-star in her first major Hollywood film. Another aging star, whose death we can sadly expect before too long, is Doris Day.

    Day's devotion to Rock Hudson in his last days was heroic. At a time when nobody really knew what AIDS was, she hugged and kissed her former co-star in public, shocking America, her attempt to reverse the prejudice against AIDS patients. Her main interest remains animal welfare, but what she did to break down the fear & misunderstanding about HIV/AIDS in the early days will always endear her to me.

    So farewell, Elizabeth Taylor. Forever a good & loyal friend to gay men, a model for straights, and a strong supporter in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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    Mar 23, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidThat was my Elizabeth Taylor moment :-) RIP Elizabeth.

    Your comment was personal, gracious & classy. Thank you.

    There is another comment above that isn't anything like yours, too trashy to even quote. You & I cross swords on political issues, rather vehemently, but I also respect a person of class & dignity. Thank you again for making a lovely personal post on this topic.
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    Mar 23, 2011 3:42 PM GMT

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    Mar 23, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco saidThe news push just hit my iPhone, also on my computer, no details yet. icon_sad.gif


    Uh, she is dead. What other details do you want Mr Busybody?


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    (as i commented on another thread earlier today)


    southbeach jane, you ignorant bitch......

    time to go BACK on your meds.

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    Mar 23, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    rnch saidsouthbeach jane, you ignorant bitch......

    time to go BACK on your meds.

    I can't resist reposting what I put in another thread about him:

    I'm reminded of the late Bert Parks singing the keynote song to the Miss America pageant, which I've rewritten a little (the original lyrics follow). Also a sound clip of Parks, which might be good to play as you read along:

    There she is, Miss Attention Queen
    There she is, your Queen of Mean
    The dream of pathetic guys who are less than witty
    Can come true with remarks too shitty
    For they may turn out to be the Queen of ferocity

    There she is, Miss Attention Queen
    There she is, your Queen of Mean
    With so many trollers she took the site by storm
    With her all-right-winger hate and form

    And there she is
    Walking on lies, she is
    Falsest of the false, she is
    Miss Attention Queen


    There she is, Miss America
    There she is, your ideal
    The dream of a million girls who are more than pretty
    Can come true in Atlantic City
    For she may turn out to be the Queen of femininity

    There she is, Miss America
    There she is, your ideal
    With so many beauties she took the town by storm
    With her all-American face and form

    And there she is
    Walking on air, she is
    Fairest of the fair, she is
    Miss America

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    Mar 23, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    Sad, but it happens at some point. Glad she lived a relatively full life.

    "Four children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren expected to share her $600 million fortune"---Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1369176/Elizabeth-Taylor-dies-heart-failure-hospital-aged-79.html#ixzz1HRVqEAuT

    Now THAT is the legitimate and truly only effective way to spread around wealth.
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    Mar 23, 2011 5:40 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidSad, but it happens at some point. Glad she lived a relatively full life.

    "Four children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren expected to share her $600 million fortune"---Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1369176/Elizabeth-Taylor-dies-heart-failure-hospital-aged-79.html#ixzz1HRVqEAuT

    Now THAT is the legitimate and truly only effective way to spread around wealth.

    I'm wondering how much she wills to HIV/AIDS agencies. She's already done a great deal for AIDS, just using her celebrity power, plus she donated a lot herself. As I mentioned above, her photo hangs in our conference room, taken with the board of directors from a few years ago. I wonder if she'll have remembered us?

    In any case, a great lady, who did more to advance the understanding & rational public concern about HIV/AIDS than any other famous person on Earth. The gay community, insofar as we were hit hardest by the AIDS plague in the 1980s and early '90s, should erect statues to her.

    I may personally see that happens right here in Wilton Manors, given her connection with our community.
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    Mar 23, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    One ponders will they send her home to England, or will she end up in Wales next to Richard?
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    Mar 23, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
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    mocktwinkie saidSad, but it happens at some point. Glad she lived a relatively full life.

    "Four children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren expected to share her $600 million fortune"---Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1369176/Elizabeth-Taylor-dies-heart-failure-hospital-aged-79.html#ixzz1HRVqEAuT

    Now THAT is the legitimate and truly only effective way to spread around wealth.

    I'm wondering how much she wills to HIV/AIDS agencies. She's already done a great deal for AIDS, just using her celebrity power, plus she donated a lot herself. As I mentioned above, her photo hangs in our conference room, taken with the board of directors from a few years ago. I wonder if she'll have remembered us?

    In any case, a great lady, who did more to advance the understanding & rational public concern about HIV/AIDS than any other famous person on Earth. The gay community, insofar as we were hit hardest by the AIDS plague in the 1980s and early '90s, should erect statues to her.

    I may personally see that happens right here in Wilton Manors, given her connection with our community.


    OMG already the vultures are out wanting to spend her cash, what will we get, how low and disgusting! I myself did enough for HIV/AIDS during the gay plauge era, one of our darkest times in history. When so many hid and did fuck all when we really needed them, with our community on it's knees; unlike today. She like the late Princess of Wales made a diffrence too; albeit I was on the front line, and they in places and mansions. I can't belive people are already wanting to know what they will get. talk about being bloody low, and disrespectful.



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    Mar 23, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    May God bless her soul. I love her movies, dignity and style....R.I.P Dame Elizabert
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    Art_Deco said
    mocktwinkie saidSad, but it happens at some point. Glad she lived a relatively full life.

    "Four children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren expected to share her $600 million fortune"---Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1369176/Elizabeth-Taylor-dies-heart-failure-hospital-aged-79.html#ixzz1HRVqEAuT

    Now THAT is the legitimate and truly only effective way to spread around wealth.

    I'm wondering how much she wills to HIV/AIDS agencies. She's already done a great deal for AIDS, just using her celebrity power, plus she donated a lot herself. As I mentioned above, her photo hangs in our conference room, taken with the board of directors from a few years ago. I wonder if she'll have remembered us?

    In any case, a great lady, who did more to advance the understanding & rational public concern about HIV/AIDS than any other famous person on Earth. The gay community, insofar as we were hit hardest by the AIDS plague in the 1980s and early '90s, should erect statues to her.

    I may personally see that happens right here in Wilton Manors, given her connection with our community.


    OMG already the vultures are out wanting to spend her cash, what will we get, how low and disgusting! I myself did enough for HIV/AIDS during the gay plauge era, one of our darkest times in history. When so many hid and did fuck all when we really needed them, with our community on it's knees; unlike today. She like the late Princess of Wales made a diffrence too; albeit I was on the front line, and they in places and mansions. I can't belive people are already wanting to know what they will get. talk about being bloody low, and disrespectful.



    OMG
    STFU pattison.. no wonder you've been booted off this site so many times.
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    Mar 23, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    True_Blue_Aussie saidOMG already the vultures are out wanting to spend her cash, what will we get, how low and disgusting!OMG

    Actually, you nut job, I was merely wondering if she would leave any money for HIV/AIDS, since someone else here mentioned her heirs getting her considerable fortune. I wasn't asking for any money, you twat.

    I currently give thousands of my own money each year to HIV/AIDS and gay charities. You can see my name online at the highest level of donors on the web sites for several of those gay and HIV/AIDS organizations.

    You talk about the 1980s -- what are you doing TODAY? That you can actually verify? I can. Can you?

    Oh, and BTW, I said I would explore whether a statue to her here in south Florida somewhere would gain support. I have those kinds of connections. I'm a real vulture, aren't I?
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    Mar 23, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    I love the way bullies always gang together because they are cowards who lack the balls to be able to stand alone, let along behold an opinion diffrent to mainstream.

    It was bloody low for someone to be already talking about what they may get out of her will, it all belongs to the family she created, and they would have the right to contest it, if money went to charity.

    People who may wok for an AIDS charity today and did nothing in the 80's when we really needed them, have it so bloody easy as all the ground breaking work has already been done for them, and yes as much as some will hate this truth, I was one of those pioneers in the front line breaking ground, and you can't take that away from me.

    RIP Betty.
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    Mar 23, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
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    True_Blue_Aussie saidOMG already the vultures are out wanting to spend her cash, what will we get, how low and disgusting!OMG

    Actually, you nut job, I was merely wondering if she would leave any money for HIV/AIDS, since someone else here mentioned her heirs getting her considerable fortune. I wasn't asking for any money, you twat.

    I currently give thousands of my own money each year to HIV/AIDS and gay charities. You can see my name online at the highest level of donors on the web sites for several of those gay and HIV/AIDS organizations.

    You talk about the 1980s -- what are you doing TODAY? That you can actually verify? I can. Can you?
    Art... dont play into pattisons little game.. ignore it and maybe it will get bored.
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    Mar 23, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidArt... dont play into pattisons little game.. ignore it and maybe it will get bored.

    Wise advice -- thank you. icon_biggrin.gif