Taylor Late To Her Own Funeral

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March 25, 2011 | 8:40am EST

Dame Elizabeth Taylor ensured a grand entrance at her funeral on Thursday by leaving instructions for the service to begin 15 minutes late.
The Hollywood icon, who died of congestive heart failure on Wednesday, showed off her legendary sense of humor as she poked fun at her notoriously poor time-keeping with a late start to her memorial.

A spokesperson for the family explains, “She even wanted to be late for her own funeral.”

The Cleopatra star was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, in a low-key ceremony which featured a poetry reading by Colin Farrell. Taylor’s grandson Rhys Tivey paid tribute to the star by playing Amazing Grace on the trumpet in her honor.

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