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Elizabeth Taylor Dead at 79

Elizabeth_Taylor_Argentinean_Magazine_ADThe entertainment world lost one of its most recognized stars, as Elizabeth Taylor passed away on March 23 at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Taylor had been in ill health for the past six weeks.

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on February 27, 1932 in London. Her first widely recognized role was in the film “National Velvet.” In 1960, she became the first actress to be paid $1 million for a role, playing the title character in “Cleopatra.” Taylor was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning for “Butterfield 8” in 1961 and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in 1967. In 1992, she was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy Awards.

While Taylor had a dubious reputation for her many marriages and divorces, she was highly acclaimed for her work to support the fight against AIDS. In 1999, she was appointed with the distinction of being a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, similar to a male being knighted.

Taylor leaves behind four children, ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and an enduring legacy.

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my belief is that Elizabeth died over a broken heart ?
written by Caroline Smith, March 25, 2011
I believe Elizabeth Taylor died because she had a broken heart ? Whenever Michael Jackson would go around to visit , the pair used to talk about their worries and I truly do believe they had a great respect and love for each other and the only two famous people that had a real close and loving friendship that made her feel lost without the King of Pop . When Michael Jackson passed away , I even told my husband that Elizabeth will now go down fast that her best-friend and confidant was no longer going to be around for each . It is a shock to me , and I feel that Michael Jackson would have felt the same if Taylor passed first .She will be missed smilies/cry.gif

R.I.P Michael Josheph Jackson and Elizibeth Rosemond Taylor
written by jubbie, March 25, 2011
omg no im so...i cant put it in words but i just found out not even 2 minutes ago from cnn and it was an interview 14 years ago that said she didnt want it to be shared until after her death so i wondered wait what happen so i went to google and here and im so sad smilies/sad.gif smilies/shocked.gif smilies/cry.gif

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