Elizabeth Taylor, Legendary Actress, Dies at Age 79

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.

With the Associated Press