In Memoriam

Elizabeth Taylor, 1932-2011

Liz on the set of 'Giant,' November 1956.

The sad news of Elizabeth Taylor’s passing at the age of 79 has broken, and with it a rush of tributes to the legendary actress, personality, and style icon—but none is more fitting (to our eyes, at this moment) than this tender first-person appraisal by Liz’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof costar Paul Newman, which the actor produced and narrated for Turner Classic Movies a few months before his own death in 2008. “One thing I’m not going to talk about,” Newman says wistfully, “is the startling color of her eyes.” Four minutes very well spent, below.

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