Happy Birthday to Elizabeth Taylor!
The great star and humanitarian turns 78 years old today and what an epic life it has been so far.
With HIV-AIDS still a major problem here and everywhere despite advances in treatment, Dame Elizabeth Taylor continues to fight the good fight and raise millions for research and care as she has done for more than 25 years.
She’s had seven husbands (including Richard Burton twice), four children, many grandchildren, has two best actress Oscars, a humanitarian Oscar, been named a Dame of the British Empire, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kennedy Center Honors and the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.
Then there are those 50-plus movies including such classics as Giant, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A Place in the Sun, Raintree County, National Velvet, Father of the Bride, Suddenly Last Summer, and my fave Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
And she’s always been a friend of gays dating back to her youth and her close friendship with Montgomery Clift as well as with her “Giant” co-stars Rock Hudson and James Dean.
There really ain’t nothing like this Dame…