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The Baltimore Sun

Michael York

"Elizabeth will always have a special place in my heart as she gave me my start in movies. As a producer as well as luminous star, she approved my casting in 'The Taming of the Shrew.' She was generous and encouraging and at the end of filming gave me a silver framed photo inscribed 'Dear Michael, You will tread greater boards than these. If not, we want to know why.' In a way, I have been trying to justify her crucial faith in me ever since. The firmament of stars is significantly less bright tonight." -- Michael York made his film debut in Franco Zeffirelli's 1967 "Taming of the Shrew" opposite Elizabeth Taylor.