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Queen Elizabeth 1926-2022, beloved monarch who also ruled pop culture

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Tears and memories this afternoon for Queen Elizabeth II, who has occupied all of our lives. Her own extraordinary life ends at 96, but she will never be forgotten. Even though I got off the plane in Toronto this afternoon and went to the ATM, out came $20 bills with his picture on them. I doubt that will ever change.

Besides Britain’s long history in power, consider Queen Elizabeth’s place in our culture. An actress – Helen Mirren – won an Oscar and a Tony for portraying her. Claire Foy and Olivia Colman won awards playing her in “The Crown.” She’s featured in movies, plays and music, from The Beatles’ “Her Majesty” to The Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen.”

His legend only grows. When I was in London the week after Princess Diana died, the Queen couldn’t understand her popularity. She turned a deaf ear and, in doing so, became momentarily unpopular. But when she dies, Elizabeth is at the zenith of love and embrace. She managed to get over that bump in the road and keep going for another 25 years. She even managed to endure a visit from the former guy with aplomb.

It will be a weekend of memories to celebrate this unique woman.


Roger Friedman started his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years at Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His film reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes and he is a member of the film and television branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years, including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid-90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn’t). not so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. . He is also screenwriter and co-producer of “Only the Strong Survive”, a selection from the Cannes, Sundance and Telluride festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.