By Elaine Woo,
Los Angeles Times
March 24, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79.
Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with her four children at her side, publicist Sally Morrison said.
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"Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story"
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Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was an English-born American actress. Beginning as a child star, as an adult she came to be known for her acting talent and beauty, and had a much publicised private life, including eight marriages and several near-death experiences.
Taylor was considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh on its Female Legends list.
Taylor dealt with many serious health problems during her life, and many times newspaper headlines announced that she was close to death. In 2004 it was announced that she was suffering from congestive heart failure, and in 2009 she underwent cardiac surgery to replace a leaky valve. In February 2011, new symptoms related to congestive heart failure caused her to be admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment.
Taylor died on March 23, 2011, surrounded by her four children at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79.
From 1969 onwards, the only accepted televersion of Elizabeth Taylor is La Liz herself, as seen in shows from 'Here's Lucy' to 'The Nanny'. It's because of these appearances as a member of the League of Themselves that Ms. Taylor was inducted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame in May of 2009.
But Toobworld does make allowances for recasting due to aging and so Ms. Fenn's performance in this movie does represent the official televersion of Elizabeth Taylor in her younger years......
Because she was such a mega-star, La Liz will be dominating Inner Toob for the next few days.