Elizabeth Taylor – the music in her life – now with video

Elizabeth Taylor – the music in her life – now with video


norman lebrecht

March 23, 2011

Eddie Fisher (husband)

John Barry, Alex North (composer)
Michael Jackson (don’t go there)
Barry Manilow (her arm candy at Jackson’s funeral. 
Stephen Sondheim. Who’d have guessed?

And here’s the video.

The thing is, our Liz didn’t sing. This may be her only melodic attempt on fulm – her X-factor moment.


  • Marie Lamb says:

    Thanks for the “Send in the Clowns” clip, which is a bit off-sync, but touching nonetheless. I thought I’d heard Elizabeth Taylor sing without someone else dubbing for her in one of her early movies, and it turns out my memory was right. She sang in “Cynthia,” released in 1947, her first role as a young adult actress. Since she played a frail teenager with musical talent, the singing was called for in the story. I couldn’t find a YouTube video of her singing in “Cynthia,” but here’s the trailer:
    and here for Facebookers: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=165753443815
    This synopsis mentions her singing in the film:
    “Cynthia” is on manufactured-on-demand DVD, too: http://www.amazon.com/Cynthia-Elizabeth-Taylor/dp/B002VPE9Y0/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1300913345&sr=1-1

    • Breanna says:

      I love the movie Cynthia! Do you happen to know what the name is of the main song she sings in that movie?