Talk:Elizabeth Taylor

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Edit request[edit]

The section on Jewish causes claims that Egypt blocked Tyler from entry and issued a statement. I've been unable to find a source for this claim. In particular I've been unable to find a source for the wording of the proposed statement, which -in my experiece- is not what statement would read like (An 1970s Egyptian govt. statement wouldn't say "Israeli causes" it would more likely say something like "Israeli occupation and oppression of Palestinians...".

So can some one please either 1)cite a source 2)put a [citation needed] 3)remove the dubious claim.

MostlyListening (talk) 10:58, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Comment. The statement appears to be sourced to the next reference (currently footnote 76). Rivertorch (talk) 17:03, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
I have added the citation directly behind the quote, as all quotations need an immediate cite. I modified the next sentence to more closely align with what the source says. -- Dianna (talk) 01:45, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Liz Taylor eyes[edit]

Needs anything really about her eye color. Only briefly mentions her unusual eyelashes, too. Needs a picture of both her "violet eyes" and a picture of her eyelashes. Not a tasteless scientific image, but a nice headshot detailing her iconic and beautiful features.76.22.30.181 (talk) 02:22, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Over-quotation[edit]

Please insert {{Over-quotation}} as per WP:QUOTEFARM.67.70.42.28 (talk) 12:00, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Done. Please be prepared to discuss here. -Nathan Johnson (talk) 15:12, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Was Ms. Taylor born in Kansas and moved with her American parents to England when she was a baby//[edit]

I had heard that Ms. Taylor was born in Kansas of American parents who soon after moved to England and returned before the war and yet everything I read these days say she was born in England, which is it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.66.219.23 (talk) 00:46, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

And where exactly did you 'hear' this?--Allthestrongbowintheworld (talk) 10:22, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 21 March 2013[edit]

British-American - British GRK123 (talk) 23:57, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Not done:. She was a U.S. citizen. See British-American RudolfRed (talk) 02:18, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Legacy (Needs general editing)[edit]

Taylor has been called the "greatest movie star of all," writes biographer William J. Mann.[51]:2

This sentence is incorrect.

Omit "writes biographer William J. Mann" or reconstruct sentence. This is only one of several sentences that are incorrectly written -- this page should be unlocked to allow for improved composition. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Joeletaylor (talkcontribs) 17:52, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Fixed first sentence. --Wikiwatcher1 (talk) 18:32, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Request: More Information Please[edit]

I definitely think all sections in Wikipedia's Elizabeth Taylor page need to be expanded. There is a lot of information to find on Taylor and this information should be discussed. More in depth discussions on her films and marriages would be nice. Particularly, the sections discussing her "Mainstream Success" from 1955 to the 1970s, and "Later Career" section should be lengthened with more detail. Elizabeth Taylor had a career spanning 60 years, and her biography should most definitely be longer. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ClassiCoEditor97 (talkcontribs) 01:55, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Friendship with Michael Jackson[edit]

There's no mention in the article about Taylor's close friendship with Michael Jackson, and the fact that she is attributed with first using the term 'King of Pop' to introduce his Soul Train Heritage Award in 1999. It is also relevant as one of Taylor's last public appearances was at Jackson's funeral in 2009 seated the front row. Taylor also referred to their friendship as "the purest, most giving love I've ever known… I don't think anyone knew how much we loved each other."

This should all be included as it's relevant to Elizabeth's character and her personal life. (Ruperthetherton (talk) 03:36, 25 June 2014 (UTC))

Their friendship is insignificant to the article. I don't think it needs to be added plus credit to that "title" goes to Bob Jones, who requested Liz to say it in the first place. Plus that King of Pop stuff belongs only in Michael Jackson's article. BrothaTimothy (talk · contribs) 02:09, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Violet Eyes[edit]

Why do Liz fans insist in listing their muse with "violet eyes"? Elizabeth Taylor's eyes were not violet, just greyish/greenish blue. Color photographs prove it. http://www.financialmirror.com/userfiles/taylor.jpg http://photos.posh24.com/p/1705021/z/elizabeth_taylor/dame_elizabeth_taylor_red_blou.jpg http://hdwallpapersdirectory.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/elizabeth-taylor-old.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:908:F680:AF80:3D42:D3E:548F:6E3B (talk) 00:33, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

More information needed[edit]

This article states that Elizabeth Taylor was one of the more famous stars of her time and that she was one of Hollywood's longest-lasting celebrities. I don't argue with that at all, but I do have some complaints. Taylor's early life is given great detail as are the sections entitled "Child actress", "Adolescent star", and "Transition into adult roles". However, little attention is given to detail in subsequent sections dealing with her career. In the section titled "1959—1979" her career spanning from 1956 to 1960 is summarized in just one short paragraph that merely states that she was nominated for a Academy Award for Best Actress every year from 1957 to 1960, and that she finally one in 1961 for BUtterfield 8. The long and hazardous filming of Cleopatra in the early sixties is too summarized in a short paragraph. The biography then fast forwards three years, to her second Oscar win in 1966. There is only a casual mentioning of a handful of her other films during the period, most of them being the ones so co-starred with husband Richard Burton. Her later career, in the section titled "1980—2003", is summarized in three paragraphs.

Elizabeth Taylor had a long and enduring career. There should be more effort given into making her biography fuller, especially the sections dealing with her movie career. She was a powerful movie icon and starred in a succession of hits, but there is often little (if any) information regarding her box office draw and the list of films she made that were successful. This is one Wikipedia's most disappointing articles for sure. If Wikipedia won't allow us to make edits, there staff of writers need to expand what is here. This information is useless for the most part and is not too informative at all. I am writing this sincerely out of concern for my fellow readers and Taylor fans. We want more information on one of Hollywood's biggest and brightest stars. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.221.35.36 (talk) 20:44, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Template has been removed, you can now edit, good luck and remember reliable sources and no vandalism. (Monkelese (talk) 20:23, 13 September 2014 (UTC)