Elizabeth Taylor remembered: Michael York
Wrote York, "Elizabeth will always have a special place in my heart as she gave me my start in movies. As a producer as well as luminous star, she approved my casting in 'The Taming of the Shrew.' She was generous and encouraging and at the end of filming gave me a silver framed photo inscribed 'Dear Michael, You will tread greater boards than these. If not, we want to know why.'
"In a way, I have been trying to justify her crucial faith in me ever since.
"The firmament of stars is significantly less bright tonight."
Photo: Michael York in a recording studio in 2009. Credit: Thomas Nelson Inc.