Maureen Stapleton on Elizabeth Taylor: A Real Friend

Elizabeth Taylor captured by Richard Avedon

Interview with Maureen Stapleton
Conducted by James Grissom

She is a divinity, inside and out. A real friend, a real broad--and I consider it a compliment to be called a broad, which is a real, down-to-earth sister-lady who comes to your aid, tells you you're wonderful or full of shit or both, but who is there. Put that in capital letters or bold print when I say that she is THERE, okay? No one is more fully present than Elizabeth Taylor. Committed to living her own life and that of others. I love that woman. Only the dumb and the mean don't love her.

© 2014  James Grissom


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