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Elizabeth Taylor

The $11,000 Casket

3/25/2011 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Elizabeth Taylor enjoyed the finest things in life ... and she will in death ... because TMZ has learned she was buried in an $11,000 casket.

We're told the casket is a top of the line, traditional Jewish casket -- built entirely out of wood using a special glue ... no nails whatsoever.

According to sources,  the casket is made out of mahogany -- lined in red velvet with a matching red pillow.

Hopefully, it's comfortable.


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I'd have loved to have seen that casket, myself, I have a coffin in storage waiting for me. The "Bed" of a casket is quite usually a bare metal frame of what could be best described as a mattress. It is raised, and lowered by two to four 6" bolts, and when she was laid to rest they lowered each corner so they could close and seal the casket. I know this because for 22 years I worked in a local mortuary, sounds morbid, I used to get all kinds of bad remarks about my job, but somebody had to do it. When I started the job in 1968 I made $400.00 per week, when I retired I was earning $25.00 an hour!

1303 days ago


I Love liz soooooo much. Please post grave picture?

1303 days ago

leah S.Africa    

Rest in peace ET.We had much about you. Well done to your Aids Projects. People will talk, but you have done your part. Love to you and Michael. Missed.

1303 days ago


Why not be buried the way you want. It's not every day you die.

1300 days ago


didnt whitney get gold or platinum casket for less than 11K.. liz got raped for the box cost.

583 days ago


She is at the Forest Lawn Mausoleum, in the same hall as the stained glass window of the Last Supper. Other famous people are nearby. It's easily accessible. There are photos on the Internet.

573 days ago
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