Barbara Walters on Taylor: She really lived
March 23rd, 2011
12:36 PM ET

Barbara Walters on Taylor: She really lived

On "The View" today, Barbara Walters, who had a number of interviews with Elizabeth Taylor, opened the show with a few clips from their conversations to honor the Oscar winner, who died on Wednesday at the age of 79.

One in particular, from 1999, showcased Taylor's trademark humor. Walters inquired what the actress wanted on her tombstone, to which she responded, "Here lies Liz. She lived. Wait, no...Here lies Elizabeth. She hated being called Liz. But she lived," she said with a laugh.

"She had a sense of humor so bawdy that I’d say 'really, did that just come out of your mouth?'" "The View's" Whoopi Goldberg recalled. "She was a great broad and a great friend."

Walters agreed that in addition to being a great actress, Taylor could be "very salty," but that's also what everyone loved about her. If you went to her home, Walters recalled, "she had wonderful paintings and jewelry like no one else had. But her life is what no one else had."

Taylor, Walters continued, is like "the last of the movie stars... She was famous for her films, her divorces, her men, her jewelry. She really lived the life she had."

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  3. Shelly Winters

    I always wanted to rub bellies with Liz.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Weezy

    I would have loved to make sweet love with Liz.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. Troll Police

    Losing creativity there, troll? Your aliases (HANK, LISA, and ELLA) are very bland. You can't hide the fact that you cared enough to comment three separate times on three different aliases... with the SAME message. Obese fat cow, blah blah blah... that's probably the only thing you have. Too bad your parents didn't use protection... they would've avoided a mistake.

    March 24, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Don't forget the troll is also parading as SNL and Lipsuction Liz (it's called LIPOsuction idiot)

      March 24, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Is Chris Brown still alive?

    In her latter days Liz quit shaving and one could tell by her 5 o'clock shadow and furry nips.

    March 24, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. Lipsuction Liz

    She would have lipsuction about once every 2 months then drink all the fat they removed from her fat@ss and belly. Kinda self defeating. I think she like being a big fat MOO Cow.

    March 24, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. SNL

    I recall when she did a live interview on Sat Night Live, sitting there knawing on a big turkey bone, getting choked and coughin up chicken pieces. What a pig.

    March 24, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. JD

    Elizabeth Taylor will continue to be Hollywood royalty. Wonderful actress. Always stepped up to help. Always gave back. A true legend.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. jillmarie

    I was watching The View this morning when I found out. It was great to watch clips of her interviews with Barbara Walters. She sure did have a full life. She was incredibly glamorous and a humanitarian. RIP Elizabeth (not Liz!) Taylor.

    March 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. amy fitz

    79 years old ! No way ! She was 150 years old at least !

    March 23, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ELLA

    She was Marlon Brando with booooobs. Giant, huge, obese, melly, and unatractive. A has been whose career was over 50 years ago..

    March 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tinwoman

      Who cares what she looked like at 79!!! You would have a hard time conviencing ANYONE that she was not a very beautiful woman.

      March 23, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. EBonita

    I remember her as Amy in Little Women..she was the perfect Amy!

    March 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LISA

    She surely got grossly obese in her older age. Why did she spend so much time chasing after young dudes ? I agree with those who say she was just a dirty old woman. If guys acted like her they would certianly be considered dirty ol men.

    March 23, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tinwoman

      And I am going to guess that you wouldn't make a pimple on her butt!!! :~)

      March 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mr.Anthony Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor was truly the Queen of the Nile. I will never forget her contributions to the movie industry;
    She was also a charitable person,especially for those people who suffered from aids.
    Elizabeth Taylor is truly one of the LAST GREAT MOVIE STARS FROM THAT ONE KIND OF AN ERA-what is known as
    movie making.

    March 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Me

    Her & MJ can really whoop it up now, 4ever!!

    March 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. HANK

    While some may think she was tallented in her younger days, most believe her to be a fat cow that chased after young guys. She seemed to be the Rosanne Barr of her generation.

    March 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • gina

      and you sir are a real handsome devil i am sure. she raised millions – literally millions of dollars – for aids research alone – when most of this country turned its back on a disease that very few understood. shame on you for your shallow comment. now lets count the hollywood men with younger women on their fact lets start at 100 just for fun....

      March 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      Hank, you are such a stupid idiot; you must be another high-schooler home for spring break, in front of the computer because you have no friends......

      March 23, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Michael

    She was a wonder...and I loved her...but she is not the last...Debby Reynolds is still alive!

    March 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Head Diva In Charge

    Dame Taylor was the last real movie star. Nicely put Babs.

    March 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  20. HOPE and K PLUS 2 U

    Sounds like she had a good long full life. May she now get to move on to the next journey or level.

    March 23, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • David Crosby wants to join NAMBLA

      Liz like Barbara W like to date darkies.

      March 24, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |

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