Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

Liz Taylor — who died this morning in Los Angeles at 79 — had a Westport connection.

Liz Taylor

The Oscar winning actress — whose films ranged from “National Velvet” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” to “Cleopatra” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia  Woolf?” — rented a home here in the 1950s and ’60s.  She lived on Long Lots Road, across from the Fairfield County Hunt Club.  She was a frequent visitor to local restaurants and stores — and the Westport Country Playhouse.

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(Posted 9:35 a.m.)

5 responses to “Remembering Elizabeth Taylor

  1. My late brother Michael said he gave her a tennis lesson once when he was a pro in Westport. I assume she was smitten. Greg Katz

  2. My late brother Michael said he gave her a tennis lesson once. I assume she was smitten.

  3. The Dude Abides

    Born on July 1st, 1932, she had a heart of gold. She lived across from the Hunt Club in the early ’60’s and sometimes you could see her stand at the rock fence and watch the riders. She seems to have led a painful life, through many marriages and countless ailments. At one time, she was a startling beautiful woman and balsy like the Cleopatra she played on film.

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  5. According to a close friend of my mother-in-law’s, Elizabeth Taylor spent a lot of time at Longshore during the summer of 1950, right after her first marriage to Nicky Hilton. My mother-in-law’s friend and Elizabeth were almost the same age, so they became friendly that summer.