"I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being
to prove that we are a human race
to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate...
that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame."
from her speech at the 1993 Oscars accepting the Humanitarian Award
In an interview a few years ago she told a story about having an out of body experience when she was on an operating table. It was way back when she was married to Eddie Fisher. She said that Mike Todd came to her and told her that it wasn't her time ... that she had more to do.
She was the first famous person to come out strongly as an advocate for people fighting HIV/AIDS and was the founding chairman of amFar and later founded the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991. She was funny, gorgeous and an amazing friend to those around her and I think that says so much.
I like to think she's having a grand reunion somewhere, with her great wit and big heart, laughing with Monty, Rock, Roddy, Michael, Mike and Richard ... and having a grand old time!
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