Screen Actors Guild remembers the extraordinary life and career of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, who died today at the age of 79. The Oscar-winning actress and pioneering AIDS activist had been hospitalized in recent weeks for congestive heart failure.
"Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts," son Michael Wilding said in a statement released by the family.
Forty-three years ago, just before his assassination on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood with 1,300 Memphis sanitation workers to demand human rights, basic respect and collective bargaining to gain a better life. Today, hundreds of thousands of working people are taking the same stand- together.
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SAG members Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Susan Sarandon (The Lovely Bones, Thelma & Louise) joined thousands of protesters Saturday in Madison, Wis. in support of union rights. The protest is believed to be the largest in the weeks since Gov. Scott Walker proposed a bill to strip public unions of their collective bargaining rights. Some estimates put the number of attendees as high as 100,000, larger than Madison’s anti-war rallies during the Vietnam era.