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Elizabeth Taylor

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive violet eyes. National Velvet (1944) was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8 (1960), played the title role in Cleopatra (1963), and married her co-star Richard Burton. They appeared together in 11 films, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which Taylor won a second Academy Award. From the mid-1970s, she appeared less frequently in film, and made occasional appearances in television and theatre. Her much publicized personal life included eight marriages and several life-threatening illnesses. From the mid-1980s, Taylor championed HIV and AIDS programs; she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1993. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honour, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, who named her seventh on their list of the "Greatest American Screen Legends". Taylor died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79.

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Feb 27, 1932 In Hampstead, London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie There's One Born Every Minute 1942-06-26
Latest Project:
Series 30 Rock 2006-10-11
Known For
Poster of Divorce His - Divorce Hers
Poster of Boom!
Poster of Elizabeth Taylor in London
Poster of Rhapsody
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie James Dean: Forever Young Herself (archive footage) 2005-05-20
Movie Judy Garland: By Myself Herself 2004-02-25
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Herself 2002-07-13
Movie These Old Broads Beryl Mason 2001-02-12
Movie Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood Herself (archive footage) 2001-01-01
Movie The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (archive footage) 1997-11-01
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie That's Entertainment! III (archive footage) 1994-07-01
Movie The Flintstones Pearl Slaghoople 1994-05-26
Movie The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Herself 1992-04-22
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Sweet Bird of Youth Alexandra Del Lago 1989-10-01
Movie Young Toscanini Nadina Bulichoff 1988-10-07
Movie Poker Alice Alice Moffit 1987-05-21
Movie There Must Be a Pony Marguerite Sydney 1986-10-05
Movie The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn 1986-03-09
Series North and South 1985-11-03
Movie Malice in Wonderland Louella Parsons 1985-01-01
Movie Between Friends Deborah Shapiro 1983-09-10
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Herself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie The Mirror Crack'd Marina Rudd 1980-09-19
Movie Winter Kills Lola Comante (uncredited) 1979-05-11
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Return Engagement Dr. Emily Loomis 1978-11-17
Movie A Death in Canaan Herself (voice) (uncredited) 1978-03-01
Movie A Little Night Music Desiree Armfeldt 1977-12-01
Movie Victory at Entebbe Edra Vilnofsky 1976-12-13
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Movie The Blue Bird Queen of Light / Mother / Witch / Maternal Love 1976-04-05
Movie Elizabeth Taylor: An Intimate Portrait Herself 1975-02-27
Movie That's Entertainment! Herself - Co-Host / Narrator / Clip from 'Cynthia' 1974-06-21
Movie Identikit Lise 1974-05-20
Movie Divorce His - Divorce Hers Jane Reynolds 1973-02-06
Movie Ash Wednesday Barbara Sawyer 1973-11-01
Movie Night Watch Ellen Wheeler 1973-11-08
Movie Hammersmith Is Out Jimmie Jean Jackson 1972-05-12
Movie Under Milk Wood Rosie Probert 1972-01-27
Movie Zee and Co. Zee Blakeley 1972-01-21
Movie The Only Game in Town Fran Walker 1970-01-21
Movie Anne of the Thousand Days Masked Courtesan 1969-12-18
Movie Secret Ceremony Leonora 1968-10-23
Series Here's Lucy Unknown 1968-09-23
Movie Boom! Flora 'Sissy' Goforth 1968-05-26
Movie The Taming of the Shrew Katharina 1967-03-07
Movie Doctor Faustus Helen of Troy 1967-10-10
Movie Reflections in a Golden Eye Leonora 1967-10-10
Movie The Comedians Martha Pineda 1967-10-31
Movie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Martha 1966-06-21
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie The Sandpiper Laura Reynolds 1965-06-23
Movie The Love Goddesses Herself (archive footage) 1965-03-03
Movie Elizabeth Taylor in London Herself 1963-10-06
Movie Cleopatra Cleopatra 1963-06-12
Movie The V.I.P.s Frances Andros 1963-05-01
Series Cleopatra 1963-01-01
Movie Scent of Mystery The Woman of Mystery 1960-01-12
Movie BUtterfield 8 Gloria Wandrous 1960-11-04
Movie Suddenly, Last Summer Catherine Holly 1959-12-22
Movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Maggie 1958-02-17
Movie Raintree County Susanna Drake Shawnessy 1957-12-20
Movie Giant Leslie Lynnton Benedict 1956-10-10
Movie Beau Brummell Lady Patricia Belham 1954-11-16
Movie A Star Is Born World Premiere Herself 1954-09-28
Movie Elephant Walk Ruth Wiley 1954-04-21
Movie Rhapsody Louise Durant 1954-04-16
Movie L'última vegada que vaig veure París Helen Ellswirth 1954-01-01
Movie The Girl Who Had Everything Jean Latimer 1953-03-27
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Love Is Better Than Ever Anastacia (Stacie) Macaboy 1952-02-23
Movie Ivanhoe Rebecca 1952-01-01
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Callaway Went Thataway Elizabeth Taylor (uncredited) 1951-11-15
Movie Quo Vadis Christian Prisoner in Arena (uncredited) 1951-11-08
Movie A Place in the Sun Angela Vickers 1951-06-12
Movie Father's Little Dividend Kay Dunstan 1951-04-12
Movie Father of the Bride Kathryn 'Kay' Banks 1950-06-16
Movie The Big Hangover Mary Belney 1950-05-26
Movie Conspirator Melinda Greyton 1949-07-28
Movie Little Women Amy 1949-04-01
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie A Date with Judy Carol Pringle 1948-07-29
Movie Julia Misbehaves Susan Packett 1948-08-08
Movie Life with Father Mary Skinner 1947-09-13
Movie Cynthia Cynthia Bishop 1947-08-27
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06
Movie Courage of Lassie Kathie Eleanor Merrick 1946-11-08
Movie National Velvet Velvet Brown 1944-12-21
Movie The White Cliffs of Dover Betsy Kenney at Age 10 (uncredited) 1944-05-11
Movie Twenty Years After 1944-01-01
Movie Jane Eyre Helen Burns (uncredited) 1943-12-24
Movie Lassie Come Home Priscilla 1943-10-07
Movie There's One Born Every Minute Gloria Twine 1942-06-26