Elizabeth Taylor Wanted to be Late for Own Funeral


You’ve got to love Elizabeth Taylor. She wanted to be fashionably late, even for her own funeral. According to her publicist:

“The service was scheduled to begin at 2 pm but at Miss Taylor’s request started late. Miss Taylor had left instructions that it was to begin at least 15 minutes later than publicly scheduled, with the announcement, ‘She even wanted to be late for her own funeral.’”

How can you not love that? Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral was held yesterday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, where friend Colin Farrell read poetry as did her son Michael Wilding, grandson Tarquin Wilding, and her daughter Liza Burton Tivey, according to US Weekly. Grandson Rhys Tivey performed Amazing Grace on the trumpet.

Tonight at 8 p.m., all theatres on Broadway in NYC will dim their lights for one minute in honour of the iconic actress, businesswoman and generous humanitarian. Details of a public service will be made at a later date.

It is still hard to believe she is gone, isn’t it? What is your favourite Elizabeth Taylor movie?


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