Dame Elizabeth Taylor died this morning at the age of 79. Liz Taylor was one of the few surviving actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood film, appearing in numerous classics from National Velvet, Little Women and Lassie Come Home to Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and more. Aside from her acting, she was known as a wonderful friend, a diamond and perfume connoisseur, a fashion icon and a huge contributor to AIDS-related charities and fundraising. She will be sorely missed.
Here at Social Times we thought, what better way to pay tribute to Elizabeth Taylor than with a list of YouTube videos to remember her by. Watch them all below, and feel free to share your thoughts with us.
Screen Legend Elizabeth Taylor Dies
This morning CNN ran a nice story on Elizabeth Taylor’s life. They talk about her life, her career, and the work she has done to educate the public about AIDS.
Elizabeth Taylor on What’s My Line?
Here’s a funny clip of Elizabeth Taylor as the mystery guest on the television show ‘What’s My Line?’ Contestants are blind-folded and must ask the “mystery guest” yes or no questions in order to figure out who she is.
Amy Is Punished – Little Women (1949)
Here’s a clip of Elizabeth Taylor from one of her early roles – Amy in Little Women. Even back in the early days Liz was a firecracker.
Elizabeth Taylor tribute by Paul Newman
Here’s a beautiful tribute, narrated by Paul Newman, which aired on the Turner Classic Movies channel.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
And here’s a clip from Taylor’s 1958 performance in ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, co-starring Paul Newman, who narrated the clip above. Both Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman sure were a pair of good looking people.
Cleopatra – Trailer
With Cleopatra, Liz Taylor became the highest paid actress in a film. She was paid $1 million for the role.
First Christmas – Super Soakers!
Here’s a movie Christmas clip of Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson. The two were great friends. Michael Jackson had never celebrated Christmas growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness. After he stopped being a Jehovah’s Witness it was still strange for him to celebrate Christmas, so Elizabeth decorated Neverland for Christmas and the two celebrated, Super Soaker style.
Elizabeth Taylor winning Best Actress for “Butterfield 8”
Here’s video footage of a very modest Elizabeth Taylor accepting the Academy Award for ‘Butterfield 8’. Embedding has been disabled, but you can click here to watch on YouTube.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – Getting Angry, Baby?
Elizabeth Taylor won two Academy Awards during the course of her career. The first for ‘Butterfield 8’, from the clip above, and the second from ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’. Watch the clip below and you’ll understand why she won. She certainly had serious talent.
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds
Finally, we’ll round out our list with one of Elizabeth Taylor’s perfume commercials – this one is for White Diamonds. I remember these commercials from when I was growing up, and this is the way that many of us who were too young to remember the Elizabeth Taylor from the early days, will remember her – glamorous and beautiful.