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Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away early Wednesday morning of congestive heart failure at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
TheCelebrityCafe.com’s executive editor, Dominick Miserandino, made an appearance on a live broadcast of Al Jazeera English to address the significance of Taylor’s passing, her transcendental charisma, and the everlasting effect she had on the acting profession.
“She is a Hollywood legend. She’s probably the last of the golden age of Hollywood,” said Miserandino. “Now we don’t have that. We have Hollywood stars who are under a microscope. She represents that golden age of Hollywood. Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, that whole age is ending with her.”
Miserandino described how difficult it was for TheCelebrityCafe.com to create a list of Taylor’s top ten movie moments because there were so many memorable performances during her illustrious career.
The two-time Academy Award winner’s transcendental charisma from such films as 1963’s Cleopatra and 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? captivated audiences of all generations.
“I think she brought it to a different level,” TheCelebrityCafe.com’s executive editor said of how she changed acting. “She brought that legend quality. She was unique in that idea that people remembered who she was. There’s an intangible here. The intangible is that charisma, that ‘it’ factor. She certainly lit up the screen.”