Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof () Elizabeth Taylor died on Joan Crawford's birthday: a wholly fitting date. The engagement was cancelled three months later, and Taylor was rumoured to be dating Howard Hughes. Mrs. Taylor angrily denied her. “What can you say about a legend?” That's the question Paul Newman asked in a Turner Classic Movies tribute he made about Elizabeth.
Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". | Elizabeth Taylor Official
Two babies were born. We didn't do much. He was the dynamic producer of Broadway girlie shows, promoting the big-screen Cinerama and an all-star film of Around the World in 80 Days.
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He swept Taylor off her feet and out of her marriage to Wilding. Among those who consoled the widow was singer Eddie Fisher. Their romance caused the biggest Hollywood scandal of the time, to be superseded by a bigger scandal surrounding her fourth marriage. Taylor was branded a "home wrecker" for allegedly breaking up Fisher's marriage to Debbie Reynolds, mother of his two children.
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After divorces from their spouses, Taylor and Burton were married March 15, They divorced inremarried in and divorced finally the following year. From show business, Taylor moved to politics. They were divorced in I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
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She was rumoured engaged to the late publisher Malcolm Forbes, but both claimed their relationship was platonic. Her companion as she battled pneumonia in April was Larry Fortensky, 37, a construction worker she met while both were undergoing treatment at the Betty Ford Centre.
The most difficult problem for any actress is trying to understand the difference between reality and make-believe. I used to have these marvellous spending sprees, but they were just compensations. Most women, when they are depressed or unhappy, go out and buy a new hat.
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She married Burton inbut it was a tempestuous relationship as well as an enriching one. Together they made 11 films — including the memorable Virginia Woolf, an admired production of The Taming of the Shrew, and some others best forgotten — and achieved a kind of corporate notoriety.
They drank too much.Elizabeth Taylor tribute by Paul Newman
Privately, and increasingly publicly, too, they were never less than competitive. Only Burton had the temerity to laugh at some of the foolish things she said.
Only Elizabeth had the feistiness to ridicule his sexual braggadocio. Once, after another furious row with her, Burton dropped by my London home and offered to buy it — for a love nest. Later, when they came to dinner, Elizabeth told him: Why had he told her about his plans to get a love nest?
Inthey divorced. But their addiction to each other remained unchanged.
The following year they remarried. One year later they divorced for the final time. The happiest and most exhilarating years of her life, which began and ended with Richard Burton, were over.
Burton seemed to be speaking for both of them when he told me: For 13 years we were together constantly, compulsively. How can you end such a wild and perfect relationship? A love affair like ours is never ended — only temporarily abandoned.
Last year, 25 years after his death, Dame Elizabeth Taylor was asked if she would marry Burton again if that were possible.