Bishwa Nath Singh
Elizabeth Taylor, the actress at age nine, star at twelve, a bride and a divorcee at the age of eighteen, a screen goddess at nineteen and a widow at twenty six , was the last of the classic movie legends and a template for the modern celebrity. In a world of flickering images, the constant star died on March 23,2011 while she was seventy nine. The actress who dazzled generations of moviegoers with her stunning beauty and whose name was synonymous with Hollywood glamour died in Los Angeles in US of congestive heart failure.
(Photo of Elizabeth Taylor ,renowned actress of Hollywood who is no more on this earth)
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Bishwa Nath Singh :
Elizabeth Taylor was surrounded by her four children when she passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for about six weeks. “My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great p...assion, humor and love,” her son, Michael Wilding, said in a statement. First appearing onscreen at the age of nine, Taylor grew up there, never passing through an awkward age. It was one quick leap from National Velvet to A Place in the Sun and from there to Cleopatra as she was indelibly transformed from a vulnerable child actress into a voluptuous film queen. In a career of more than seventy years and more than fifty films, she won two Academy Awards as best actress, for her performances as a call girl in Butterfield 8 in 1960 and as the acid-tongued Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1966) A third Academy Award was given for her humanitarian work.She was one of the greatest actresses that the world of cinema had seen in herShe was honored in 1986 by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Taylor’s popularity endured throughout her life, but critics were sometimes reserved in their praise of her acting. In that sense she may have been upstaged by her own striking beauty. Could anyone as lovely as Elizabeth Taylor also be talented? The answer, of course, was yes. Given her lack of professional training, the range of her acting was surprisingly wide. She played predatory vixens and wounded victims. She was Cleopatra of the burnished barge; Tennessee Williams’s Maggie the cat; Catherine Holly, who confronted terror suddenly last summer, and Shakespeare’s Kate. Her melodramatic heroines would have been at home on soap operas. Marilyn Monroe was the sex goddess, Grace Kelly the ice queen, Audrey Hepburn the eternal gamine. Taylor was beauty incarnate Whether married or single, sick or healthy, on screen or off, Taylor never lost her appetite for experience. Late in life, when she had one of many offers to write her memoirs, she refused, saying with characteristic panache: “Hell no, I’m still living my memoirs.” She was embodiment of simplicity having a towering personality. Let us join to condole her passing away and pray to God to grant eternal peace to her departed soul in heavenly abode and hasten to convey our heartfelt condolences to her nearest and dearest ones who are in the state of mourning!
March 25 ,2011.