Elizabeth Taylor Funeral Held; Christian Anti-Gay Picketers Absent

Elizabeth Taylor, Suddenly Last Summer
Elizabeth Taylor in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Suddenly Last Summer

Elizabeth Taylor's funeral was held – without the presence of Westboro Baptist Church anti-gay picketers – at around 2 p.m. on Thursday at Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial-Park. In accordance with her religion, Taylor, who had converted to Judaism in the late '50s, was buried within 24 hours of her death at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Taylor's remains were placed near those of Michael Jackson.

Among the other show business celebrities whose remains were laid to rest at Glendale's Forest Lawn (not to be confused with the Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn) are Oscar winners Marie Dressler, William Cameron Menzies, Norma Shearer, William Wyler, Warner Baxter, Wallace Beery, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Borzage, Walt Disney, Edith Head, James Stewart, and Spencer Tracy.

Other celebrities at Forest Lawn Glendale range from silent film director Rex Ingram to entertainer Sammy Davis Jr, from silent film siren Theda Bara to singer-actress Ethel Waters, from MGM star Jean Harlow to legendary MGM producer Irving G. Thalberg.

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  1. Rxphan

    The Westboro Baptist Church thought that they were going to get a lot of free publicity by picketing her funeral. They missed it because of three things; (1) They didn't do their homework on her. She'd converted to Judaism in 1959 and Jewish custom dictates that the dead be buried ASAP-usually within 24-48 hrs of death. (2) They forgot that because of who she was, she had a great deal of influence. The family could make a couple of phone calls and things would happen fast-faster than the church members could mobilize. And (3), she had money-lots of it. Money can buy a lot of protection and privacy. My guess is that their failure is a result of all of that inbreeding.