March 25, 2012

Liz Taylor One Year Later....

Oscar winning actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor (don't call her Liz...) died one year ago this week. Since then I have devoured a biography of her called How To Be A Movie Star, which was a great read and showed how smart, passionate, independent, rebellious, and downright funny she was.

Here's what I wrote last year....

Two-time Oscar winning actress, activist, business woman, fragrance queen, gay icon, art collector, and tabloid queen, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who died last week, has left the bulk of her $600 million estate to AIDS charities... now that is a real dame!

"It's not the having, it's the getting."

"I don't think President Bush is doing anything at all about AIDS. In fact, I'm not sure he even knows how to spell AIDS."

"People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz."

"I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage."

"Big girls need big diamonds."

"Worse than the virus [HIV], there was the terrible discrimination and prejudice that left in its wake. Suddenly it made gay people stop being human beings and started becoming the enemy. I knew that somebody had to do something."

If you don't know Liz Taylor the amazing actress, check out her films. Start with A Place In The Sun, it is spellbinding, and she is amazing in it...