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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Elizabeth Taylor and Her Dogs...

Elizabeth Taylor and Maltese Daisy Elizabeth Taylor and Her Life with DogsElizabeth Taylor and Lassie Elizabeth Taylor and Her Life with DogsElizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton with Pekingese Elizabeth Taylor and Her Life with Dogs

"News of the death of actress Elizabeth Taylor at the age of 79 brought me back to memories of how her life was filled with dogs. The lovely actress with violet eyes is known for such classic films as Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Butterfield 8 and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Yet for some of us we first became aware of her when as a child she costarred in the very first Lassie film, Lassie Come Home, as Priscilla, the daughter of the Duke of Rudling. Three years later she again appeared on screen with that famous collie in The Courage of Lassie. For her 60th birthday she was given a Collie puppy as a gift, and this puppy was, in fact a great grandchild (seven generations back) of Pal, the dog who played the original Lassie. When Taylor ended her marriage with construction worker Larry Fortensky (her eighth husband) this dog became an issue since Fortensky wanted the dog, but Taylor liked it enough to successfully sue for custody. Collies, however, have never been her first choice in dogs"...
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