Elizabeth Taylor laid to rest during private funeral service

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on March 25 2011 9:47 AM
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The late legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor got a private burial Thursday at Forest Lawn in Glendale, Calif.

Taylor's family mourned the actress in a brief private funeral service at the Southern California cemetery. The cemetery is known for being the final resting place for a number of Hollywood celebrities including Taylor's good friend Michael Jackson.

Other famous stars that have been buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery include Clark Gable, Red Skelton, Gracie Allen, Walk Disney and Nat King Cole.

Barricades blocked access to the inside of Forest Lawn Cemetery. According to Journal Gazette, about 50 family members attended the service that lasted approximately an hour, according to Glendale police spokesman Tom Lorenz.

According to the report, five stretch limousines transported Taylor's family to and from the funeral service.

Taylor passed away Wednesday morning. She was 79 years old. She was hospitalized last month for issues regarding congestive heart failure. In 2004 she announced that she has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart is too weak to pump enough blood throughout the body, especially to the ankles and feet.

Taylor, a former child star, grew up to be known for her acting talents, beauty as well as her Hollywood lifestyle. The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh on its Female Legends List. Some of her most famous movies include National Velvet, Father of the Bride, A Place in the Sun and Cleopatra.

Taylor was also known for her multiple weddings. The actress has been married eight times to seven different husbands

Taylor had converted to Judaism before marrying Eddie Fisher in 1959. Jewish customs call for a burial within 48 hours of death.

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