Broadway Pays Tribute to Liz Taylor
MARCH 25, 2011 - The Broadway theatre district will dim its lights today in tribute to actress Elizabeth Taylor, 79, who died in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
"The Broadway community mourns the loss of Elizabeth Taylor, legendary stage and screen star," The Broadway League said in a statement reported by Reuters and other agencies.
In Taylor's honour, Broadway's theatre marquees will be dimmed at exactly 8 pm, the traditional curtain time for shows, for one minute. The Oscar-winning actress, 79, was laid to rest at the Forest Lawn cemetery in Glendale, outside Los Angeles - the same place where her close friend, singer Michael Jackson, was buried in 2009.
Glendale police told media waiting outside the cemetery that the service was for family only, with about three dozen people attending.
Taylor, who married eight times, is survived by four children, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performance in Butterfield 8 in 1960, and for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1966.