Film Blerg is a taking a moments leave from its self-imposed post-Oscars/study exile to acknowledge the loss of perhaps the last of the great Hollywood stars. An era is over for Ms. Taylor who died from congestive heart failure on March 23, 2011.
A dedicated humanitarian, infamous sex symbol marrying eight times and a member of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Ms. Taylor leaves behind an unforgettable legacy, spanning seven decades.
Her most memorable turn as Martha in Mike Nichol’s directorial debut in Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf? earned Ms. Taylor her second Academy Award for Best Actress (her first being in 1960 for Butterfield 8.) One of Film Blerg‘s favourite films, and performances, here is just a snippet from the screen legend.