When Elizabeth Taylor died on March 23, 2011, as a song parodist I was almost immediately reminded of the great comedic musical genius Tom Lehrer, and his 1965 ode to Alma Maria Mahler Gropius Werfel, a Viennese socialite who became the wife of composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, and novelist Franz Werfel, as well as the consort of several other prominent men. It was Alma's obituary, listing all her sexual conquests, which caught Mr. Lerhrer's eye and prompted him to pen the aforementioned ballad in her honor.
I figured if Alma and her three husbands deserved a song, surely Liz and her seven husbands/eight marriages (Conrad Hilton, Jr., Michael Wilding, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton [twice!], John Warner and Larry Fortensky) were more than twice as worthy of such an honor, so I took it upon myself to fill that need. For more non-musical information on Liz's life, and loves, check out her Wikipedia entry. For more non-musical humor that puts the FUN in Funerals, subscribe to my blog, The Latest Dead-lines, the Celebrity Death Comedy Jam!
Thanks for your kind indulgence,
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"Alma" Music and Lyrics by:
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