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Taylor laid to rest

March 25, 2011

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The family of Elizabeth Taylor mourned the screen legend in a brief private funeral service yesterday at a Glendale, Calif., cemetery famous for being the final resting place of Hollywood celebrities, including her good friend Michael Jackson. Inside the sprawling Forest Lawn Cemetery, barricades blocked access to the funeral, where about four dozen family members gathered for a service that lasted about an hour, Glendale police said. Five black stretch limousines transported Taylor’s family to the funeral, but no procession was held. Taylor died early Wednesday of congestive heart failure while surrounded by her four children at Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She converted to Judaism before her 1959 wedding to Eddie Fisher. Jewish customs call for a burial within 48 hours of death. Taylor’s publicist said any details of a memorial service would be announced at a later date.