One of my favorite childhood movies was always the 1944 flick “National Velvet.” An inspiring tale of perseverance in the face of adversity, I watched this film over and over — expanding my childhood dreams. I was enthralled by this beautiful young, soft-spoken actress, that pursued her dream with a strong vision, not only for herself, but also for others.

This morning the legend, star of “National Velvet” and loads of other wonderful movies that have inspired and entertained us for years, Elizabeth Taylor has died at age 79. A list of her many leading roles include: 1942 Lassie Come Home, 1949 Little Women, 1952 Ivanhoe, 1956 Giant, 1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1966 The Taming of the Shrew, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1976 The Blue Bird, and many, many more.

Today, Elizabeth Taylor ended her battle suffering from scoliosis, a congenital disease that had twisted her spine so badly that in recent months she had been in constant pain and used a wheelchair for appearances. Taylor had been hospitalized for the last two months, and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2004.

If you haven’t watched an Elizabeth Taylor film, take time to view the amazing talent and gift that is given on the silver screen by this legendary actress.

A short bio: http://www.filmbug.com/db/1228

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2 responses »

  1. Karl says:

    Actually, “National Velvet” was filmed in technicolor, not black and white. You must remember it from watching it on your old B/W television set.

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