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Elizabeth Taylor remembered by celebrity friends at private service

October 17, 2011 |  8:48 am

Elizabeth Taylor star after her death
Some 400 people, including many famous friends, gathered in a theater at the Warner Bros. studio lot in Burbank to remember the illustrious life and career of Elizabeth Taylor.

Actors Colin Farrell and Michael Caine and singer Elton John joined family and friends in the service memorializing the Oscar-winning actress, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Taylor died of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles in March.

Mike Nichols, director of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" -- the film for which Taylor won her second Academy Award -- put together a video message that was played at the service.

John performed "Blue Eyes" -- Taylor was famous for her piercing violet eyes -- and one of her grandchildren, Rhys Tivey, played "Amazing Grace" on the trumpet.


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Photo: Elizabeth Taylor's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after her death. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times