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Elizabeth Taylor, Legendary Actress, Dies at Age 79

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Acting icon Elizabeth Taylor, the child star turned Hollywood legend known for her glamour, her charity work and her tumultuous personal life, has died. She was 79.

The two-time Academy Award-winning actress had been hospitalized in February for congestive heart failure. Taylor, whose most famous films include "National Velvet" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" began her career as a child star and appeared in more than 50 films.

She became a spokeswoman for AIDS research and other humanitarian causes later in her career.

For years, the ailing actress was dogged by health problems, which began when she fell and injured her back while filming of her first movie "National Velvet," according to the BBC.

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Comments [5]

Her beauty is unsurpassed. Her generosity should be used as an example of humanity at its best. RIP, Dame Elizabeth. Thank you for your light.

Mar. 23 2011 11:08 AM
Jef Klein from Princeton

Ahh, Liz, I hope you entered heaven like Cleopatra, dazzling and majestic.

Liz' work on behalf of AIDS victims worldwide are an example of how much good the rich can actually do. A lesson for her rich and famous colleagues in these times when all they seem to do is clog the news feeds with tweets from jail and family court.

Mar. 23 2011 10:30 AM

One of the world's most beautiful women.
If there's an afterflife she's reunited with Richard, Mike Todd, Rock and her beloved Monty.

Mar. 23 2011 10:19 AM
Dennis j Katz from 11105

I add my name to the millions of fans who deeply mourn Elizabeth Taylor.

Mar. 23 2011 10:02 AM
Faith S. from NYC

I'm the same age that Liz Taylor was and I am so sorry to hear of her death---she was a mensch. I heard it from the BBC and they spoke of her film achievements. When WNYC broke into the program for identification, Sartorius (spelling?) mentioned her humanitarian activities, particularly for AIDs research which pleased me a great deal. We haven't seen much of her lately, it was just good to know that she still among us.

Mar. 23 2011 09:51 AM

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