Liz Taylor: 'Many Have Envied Her, Many Have Condemned Her...'

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One of the best bios of Liz Taylor was in a Playbill!

It was in 1981, when the two-time Oscar winner starred on Broadway in a revival of The Little Foxes.

Liz was married at that time to Senator John Warner and was already an iconoclastic woman who suffered no bull and served many charities.

In the Playbill that I happen to still have, Liz didn't name any particular films she was in. That would be too mundane.

Instead, her bio simply stated that "Her well-recorded life has been an open book, the pages of which few have left unturned.

"Many have envied her, many have condemned her; yet she endures."

Yes, she most certainly does.

"Among film fans," the bio goes on, "she is known as a Star and rightly so because of her charisma, intelligence, talent, and beauty."

"She is one of the very few to have gone from child star to stunning adolescent to accomplished actress in a series of films which were shrewdly devised stepping stones to an extraordinary career.

"Followers of her professional activity have always been devout, and it is no wonder that interest has been intense about her personal life as well.

"As the wife of Senator John W. Warner of Virginia, she had added another dimension to her life and is assisting various organizations in the state that her husband represents.

"This has never been more in evidence than now that she has begun to dedicate more and more of her personal life to the needs of the unfortunate."

The ballsy squib goes on to describe Liz's work with a vast variety of charitable things like clinics in Africa to needy Vietnam war vets.

No wonder she spelled Star with a capital S!


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10 comments
Regus
Regus

I do good work for people but I don't look spectacular while doing it. That's why I won't be a legend like Liz Taylor.

Bellestarrr1946
Bellestarrr1946

Elizabeth Taylor enjoyed life like the banquet it is..if only more people would embrace it and themselves like she did..by the way ...along the way she did a lot of good work for people and always looked spectacular doing it..her legacy will live many years into the future..I just hope she's regained her beauty in spirit and now can enjoy the wonders of eternity.

latenitebump
latenitebump

her and the king of pop are together, once again!john belushi couldn´t be reached for comment.

Jonny
Jonny

Compare that bio to the ones that currently run in all Playbills. Elizabeth Taylor's was art; today's casts just list their shows like a worn-out laundry list.

Starr
Starr

Well, I guess she's gonna get real mad about it now, right??

CORINE
CORINE

She did not like to be called LIZ if you watched MS Walters interviews.

Rabbit
Rabbit

So many chapters in her life. I remember feeling delicious satisfaction after the John Warner years. The media was having a field day with Liz's weight gain, and there was television footage of her at various fundraisers, looking awful, to be frank about it. More than a few people in the crowds had smirks on their faces, perhaps thinking: "Ha, not so high and mighty now, are you Fatso?"

In a few years time, ET would be more svelte than she had been in years, and back in action. Not so much a superficial satisfaction that her physical appearance changed, but rather a shining example of someone reclaiming themselves after being down.

Bubbles
Bubbles

I envied her when she was the maid of honor for Liza Minnelli .

Augusto
Augusto

I missed her in Little Foxes but saw her and Dick in Private Lives. There was pandemonium in the audience.

Zsazsa
Zsazsa

I envied her, but I never condemned her!

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