THE Legend has gone...

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    Mar 23, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    One of the greatest actresses of our time has passed away. Elizabeth Taylor passed away early this morning at Cedars Sinai Hospital in L.A. at the age of 79.
    A champion for those stricken with HIV, she became the first icon to stand up for the fight to raise awareness of this insidious disease.
    I, for one, will miss here very much!!!

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  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 23, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    So sad..... icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 23, 2011 2:16 PM GMT
    Sad, but she lived a long lifeicon_smile.gif
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    Mar 23, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    This is my favorite pic:

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    Mar 23, 2011 2:30 PM GMT

    She said:
    “I just don’t believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others. How I feel is between us. Not a public event,” the star wrote in her Twitter account. “I said I wouldn’t go to the Staples Center and I certainly don’t want to become a part of it. I love him too much.”

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    Mar 23, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    She was a fine actress and will be beloved by many
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    Mar 23, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    from my post elsewhere here:

    She's gone. I'm very very sad.

    I worked a brief stint in domestic and international grants at AmFAR in the 90's and saw her frequently in the office. She used to borrow pens from my desk, and I've have to throw them out afterwards because she sweat White Diamonds LOL But at least she wore her own stuff. She was the real deal in so many ways. Unapologetically authentic and passionately present in every moment. Not a fake bone in her body. She remembered my name without prompting, and she responded to cards and notes years after I left the agency.

    She admitted to having little more than a back-lot education, studying in-between takes, as I would follow her around from desk to desk when she stopped by and she would ask me how to spell common words when writing notes to people who were out of the office. She laughed about it.

    When she walked in the room the air changed, the light shifted, there was a palpable transformation. She was a true star. And yes, they were violet, real violet.

    But above all else, she was brave. She literally saved hundreds of thousands of lives. She put her money and her reputation where her mouth was, and she was at the front risking a great deal when nobody else was. She the finest champion and hero anyone could ask for, and she made a true difference when the Reagan administration fucked up and failed miserably.

    She was outspoken, out-loud and beyond being a class act. She was entirely herself and she put all of it on the line for something she believed in.

    God's speed, ma'am. You are forever in my heart, with gracious thanks for being there right up to the end.

    XO
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    Mar 23, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidfrom my post elsewhere here:

    She's gone. I'm very very sad.

    I worked a brief stint in domestic and international grants at AmFAR in the 90's and saw her frequently in the office. She used to borrow pens from my desk, and I've have to throw them out afterwards because she sweat White Diamonds LOL But at least she wore her own stuff. She was the real deal in so many ways. Unapologetically authentic and passionately present in every moment. Not a fake bone in her body. She remembered my name without prompting, and she responded to cards and notes years after I left the agency.

    She admitted to having little more than a back-lot education, studying in-between takes, as I would follow her around from desk to desk when she stopped by and she would ask me how to spell common words when writing notes to people who were out of the office. She laughed about it.

    When she walked in the room the air changed, the light shifted, there was a palpable transformation. She was a true star. And yes, they were violet, real violet.

    But above all else, she was brave. She literally saved hundreds of thousands of lives. She put her money and her reputation where her mouth was, and she was at the front risking a great deal when nobody else was. She the finest champion and hero anyone could ask for, and she made a true difference when the Reagan administration fucked up and failed miserably.

    She was outspoken, out-loud and beyond being a class act. She was entirely herself and she put all of it on the line for something she believed in.

    God's speed, ma'am. You are forever in my heart, with gracious thanks for being there right up to the end.

    XO
    r.
    What a wonderful post and tribute!!
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    Mar 23, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    I watch her films, especially from the 50s and 60s and amazed at her undderated and still maligned talent, Yes, she had clunkers and could be excessive and tacky, but that was part of what made her great. And, as others mentioned, her being an early champion in the anti-HIV crusade made a huge difference not only in that effort but in others' perception of gay people.
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    Mar 23, 2011 6:32 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidfrom my post elsewhere here:

    She's gone. I'm very very sad.
    When she walked in the room the air changed, the light shifted, there was a palpable transformation. She was a true star. And yes, they were violet, real violet.
    She was outspoken, out-loud and beyond being a class act. She was entirely herself and she put all of it on the line for something she believed in.
    God's speed, ma'am. You are forever in my heart, with gracious thanks for being there right up to the end.
    XO
    r.


    How fortunate you were to have known her....