Good morning, Netizens…
I admit, with a certain degree of chagrin, that I never was particularly an Elizabeth Taylor fan. In fact, I had not seen any of her movies until long after they went into syndication and were appearing on late-night television and there was nothing else much worth watching. That was where I first watched most of her movies, including her award-winning role in Butterfield 8.
I shrugged to myself when I heard the news that Taylor had died, although I did feel sadness because she has done so much for AIDS treatment and awareness, long before polite society even mentioned the terror of HIV in public.
Her marriages (and divorces) were and still are a source of ribald comments around our household, although I concede she was a media magnet of considerable proportion. However, for her unswerving loyalty to her belief in humane treatment for AIDS patients, if not her ongoing friendship with the late Rock Hudson, who died of that terrible disease, I acknowledge the life, courage and perseverance of Liz Taylor.
Rest in Peace.