Here’s a question for you … why is Hollywood so unkind to its elderly women?
Okay, to be completely fair, this isn’t a problem unique to the celebrity world. I see time and again old women who were once pioneers in their fields growing old largely alone and forgotten. They come up once in awhile—“Oh, remember Sally who used to work here? Yeah, she had another heart attack last week … sad, isn’t it? We’ll have to send an office card”—but they are easily forgotten, turned into a footnote, an afterthought, an almost, “You mean she’s still alive?”
And so it is with Elizabeth Taylor, who once …
… glowed on the silver screen, had her choice of leading men (both on film and in her bedroom), and was the face of beauty for a generation.
British-born actress Elizabeth Taylor is getting better in a hospital and she has not had a heart attack, a stroke or any kind of heart surgery, her representative said on Thursday.
But the 78-year-old two-time Oscar winner, who has been at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being admitted with symptoms of heart failure earlier this month, will stay in the hospital for now.
“Elizabeth Taylor’s doctors continue to be encouraged by her progress,” her representative said in a statement.
So she’s almost an octogenarian and, like I said, once ripped up the tabloids with everything from her support of Michael Jackson to her marriage to a forklift operator, and now … we’re only interested in her medical progress?
We’re basically just waiting for her to bite the bag so we can be all, “Wow, she was an amazing talent. What a shame. The world really lost a legend today.”
Anyone else think this is kind of depressing?