Elizabeth Taylor dies at age 79

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor died early this morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. “She was surrounded by her children – Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd and Maria Burton,” Taylor’s publicist, Sally Morrison, said in a statement.  She was admitted to hospital last month for “symptoms caused by congestive heart failure,” which was an ongoing condition, according to Morrison. “Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not to be.” Taylor made her movie debut at age 10 and by 12, shot to stardom in the classic 1942 film National Velvet, playing Velvet Brown opposite another screen legend, Mickey Rooney.  Throughout her five-decade acting career, Taylor received five Academy Award nominations, winning twice — for BUtterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. She was also awarded a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993 from the Academy. Over the course of her career, Taylor also won four Golden Globes and two BAFTA awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth in 1999. Taylor was married eight time to seven husbands (she married Richard Burton twice). She first married when she was 18, to Conrad Hilton, Jr., son of the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain, but the marriage lasted less than a year. Her third marriage, to film producer Michael Todd, ended when he died in a plane crash. In addition to her children, Taylor is survived by 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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  1. hmmm • March 23, 2011 @ 11:05 AM

    RIP

  2. Demigod • March 23, 2011 @ 1:05 PM

    Married 8 times..talk about dysfunctional.

  3. Mauro • March 23, 2011 @ 1:21 PM

    Rest in Peace Elizabeth!!

    You were the last of the Golden Age Movie Stars and you will be missed !!

  4. Mauro • March 23, 2011 @ 1:22 PM

    Demigod you have no class, the lady just died and you leave a comment like that ! Your Comment is DYSFUNCTIONAL

  5. Helen • March 23, 2011 @ 1:47 PM

    RIP Elizabeth, such a legend!

  6. Schatze • March 23, 2011 @ 7:46 PM

    RIP Elizbeth. You will really be missed. God bless.

  7. sofia • March 23, 2011 @ 8:43 PM

    Dear. Elizabeth. You Were. The. Best movie star ever
    Love Sofia

  8. Coop • March 23, 2011 @ 10:51 PM

    The passing of a true screen legend and a compassionate individual who worked tirelessly for AIDS causes….a sad day indeed.

  9. Wendy • March 24, 2011 @ 3:12 PM

    The lady’s good qualities far out-weighed any negative ones….I agree give her passing the respect it deserves…..shame on you Ms D.G.!!

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