Good-bye Dame Elizabeth

Earlier today a Hollywood icon passed away. Dame Elizabeth Taylor, a true movie star, died at the age of 79. She was, at one time, considered the world’s most beautiful woman, a title I believe she completely deserved.

Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Ms. Taylor lead a remarkable life, staring in her first film at nine. She continued to act, and even guest star on TV shows like the Simpsons, well into her old age. (Did you know she was the voice of Maggie?)

Her support of charities, especially those dedicated to AIDS, was well known.

She may have once been known as “the other woman”, and may have even ended a marriage or two. But she was a strong woman who knew her own mind, and wasn’t afraid to go after what she wanted. Her’s was a life full of health problems, great successes and failures, and a lot of glamour. She will, I think, always be remembered as one of the greatest American actresses of all time.