Wednesday, March 23, 2011

RIP Elizabeth Taylor

1932-2011

A great actress has unfortunately left us this morning. Taylor is probably most famous for her volatile marriage to Richard Burton and the 1963 flop Cleopatra, but I'll always remember her for her Maggie's sweltering sexuality with Paul Newman's Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as well as her booze-soaked Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the best performance of her career, in my opinion. She earned five Oscar nominations over her career, winning two: Best Actress in 1960 for Butterfield 8 and the same category in 1966 for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She'll be missed.

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