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Elizabeth Taylor

From the trailer of Giant, 1956
Born Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
27 February 1932 (1932-02-27) (age 76)
Hampstead, London, England
Other name(s) Liz Taylor
Years active 1942 - 2003
Spouse(s) Conrad Hilton Jr. (1950-1951)
Michael Wilding (1952-1957)
Mike Todd (1957-1958)
Eddie Fisher (1959-1964)
Richard Burton (1964-1974)
Richard Burton (1975-1976)
John Warner (1976-1982)
Larry Fortensky (1991-1996)
1950's classic Elizabeth Taylor glamour pose publicity shot. Photo:Howard Frank Archives.

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (born 27 February 1932) is a two-time Academy Award-winning English-American actress. Known for her acting skills and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle, including many marriages, she is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood’s golden years, as well as a larger-than-life celebrity. People named Elizabeth Taylor include: Elizabeth Taylor, the actress (1932- ) Elizabeth Taylor, the novelist (1912-1975) Elizabeth Taylor, the painter (1856-1932) Elizabeth Taylor, the athlete Category: ... Image File history File links Elizabeth_Taylor_in_Giant_trailer_2. ... Giant is a 1956 film which tells the story of rival ranchers and oilmen in West Texas in the middle years of the 20th century. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh among the Greatest Female Stars of All Time. Part of the AFI 100 Years. ...

Contents

Biography

Life and career

Main article: Elizabeth Taylor filmography and various appearances

Taylor was born in Hampstead, a wealthy district of north-west London, the second child of Francis Lenn Taylor (1897 – 1968) and Sara Viola Warmbrodt (1896 – 1994), who were Americans residing in England. Taylor's older brother, Howard Taylor, was born in 1929. For other places with the same name, see Hampstead (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Francis Lenn Taylor (December 28, 1897-November 20, 1968) was father of actress Elizabeth Taylor. ... Sara Sothern (August 21, 1895 – September 11, 1994) was an American stage actress. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Her two first names are in honor of her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Taylor, who was born Elizabeth Mary Rosemond. Taylor was born both a British subject and an American citizen, the former by being born on British soil under the principle of jus soli, and the latter through her parents under the principle of jus sanguinis. For other uses, see Father (disambiguation). ... Jus soli (Latin for right of the territory), or birthright citizenship, is a right by which nationality or citizenship can be recognised to any individual born in the territory of the related state. ... Jus sanguinis (Latin for right of blood) is a right by which nationality or citizenship can be recognised to any individual born to a parent who is a national or citizen of that state. ...


Both of her American parents were originally from Arkansas City, Kansas. Her father was an art dealer and her mother a former actress whose stage name was Sara Sothern. Sara retired from the stage when she and Francis Taylor married in 1926 in New York. Arkansas City is a city situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers in the southwestern part of Cowley County, located in south-central Kansas, in the central United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... Sara Sothern (August 21, 1895 – September 11, 1994) was an American stage actress. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


At the age of three, Elizabeth began taking ballet lessons. Shortly after the beginning of World War II, her parents decided to return to the United States to avoid hostilities. Her mother took the children first, while her father remained in London to wrap up matters in the art business. They settled in Los Angeles, California, where Sara's family, the Warmbrodts, were then living. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Taylor appeared in her first motion picture at the age of nine for Universal. They let her contract drop, and she was signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Her first movie with that studio was Lassie Come Home (1943), which drew favorable attention. That movie starred child star Roddy McDowall, with whom Elizabeth would share a lifelong friendship. After a few more movies, the second on loan-out to 20th Century Fox, she first appeared in her first leading role and achieved child star status playing Velvet Brown, a young girl who trains a horse to win the Grand National in Clarence Brown's movie National Velvet (1944) with Mickey Rooney. National Velvet was a big hit, grossing over US$4  million at the box-office, and she was signed to a long-term contract. Gene Tierney originally was offered the role in MGM's National Velvet but production was delayed so Tierney signed with Fox. This article is about motion pictures. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... A movie studio is a controlled environment for the making of a film. ... Lassie Come Home is a 1943 film which tells the story of a poor boys dog who, when sold to a rich nobleman, makes a difficult journey to return home to her original owner. ... Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998) was an English/American actor. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... A movie star or film star is a celebrity who is a person known for his or her roles in motion pictures. ... The Grand National is the premier horse race over fences in the United Kingdom. ... Clarence Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987) was an American film director. ... National Velvet is a 1944 film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, first published in 1935. ... Actor Mickey Rooney speaks at the Pentagon in 2000 during a ceremony honoring the USO. Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr. ... National Velvet is a 1944 film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, first published in 1935. ... USD redirects here. ... Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. ...


She attended school on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot and received a diploma from University High School in Los Angeles on January 26, 1950, the same year she was first married at age 18. For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... University Senior High School, commonly known as Uni is a secondary school located in West Los Angeles, a district in Los Angeles, California near the border of Santa Monica. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Elizabeth Taylor won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performances in BUtterfield 8 (1960), which co-starred then husband Eddie Fisher, and again for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), which co-starred then-husband Richard Burton and the Supporting Actress Oscar-winner, Sandy Dennis. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 film about a promiscuous model (Elizabeth Taylor) who fears that she is on the verge of crossing the line from slutitude to prostitution, until she and one of her paramours (Laurence Harvey) fall in love. ... Eddie Fisher (born August 10, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer. ... Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 film adaptation of the play of the same name by Edward Albee. ... This article is about the 20th-century actor. ... Sandy Dennis Sandy Dennis (April 27, 1937 – March 2, 1992) was an Academy Award and Tony-winning American theater and film actress. ...


Taylor was nominated for Raintree County (1957) with Montgomery Clift, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) with Paul Newman, and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) with Clift, Katharine Hepburn and Mercedes McCambridge. Raintree County is a novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr. ... Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 - July 23, 1966) was an American Academy Award-nominated actor known by the stage name of Montgomery Clift. ... This article is about the play. ... This article is about the American actor and race team owner. ... Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1959 drama film made by Columbia Pictures Corporation, based on the play of the same title by Tennessee Williams. ... Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage. ... Mercedes Agnes Carlotta McCambridge (March 16, 1916 – March 2, 2004), nicknamed Mercy, was an Academy Award-winning American film actress, also known for her acting in radio dramas. ...

in Cleopatra (1963)
in Cleopatra (1963)

In 1963, she became the highest paid movie star up until that time when she accepted US$1 million to play the title role in the lavish production of Cleopatra for 20th Century Fox. It was during the filming of that movie that she worked for the first time with future husband Richard Burton, who played Mark Antony. Movie magazines, the forerunners of today's tabloids, had a field day when Taylor and Burton began an affair during filming; both stars were married to other people at the time. She was even accused by a Vatican newspaper of having descended into "erotic vagrancy."[citation needed] A lot of people thought of Elizabeth Taylor as a Scarlet Woman. She and many others disagreed with that strongly. Richard Burton was quoted as saying: "You'd be surprised at the morals of many women stars who are regarded by the public as goody-two-shoes. They leap into bed with any male in grabbing distance. That's what makes me mad when I read stuff hinting Liz is a scarlet woman because she's been married five times. She's only had five men in her life whereas those goody-two-shoes have lost count."[citation needed] A movie star or film star is a celebrity who is a person known for his or her roles in motion pictures. ... This article is about the 1963 film. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... This article is about the 20th-century actor. ... Bust of Mark Antony Marcus Antonius (Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N[1]) ( January 14 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Mark Antony, was a Roman politician and general. ... A tabloid is a newspaper — especially in the United Kingdom — that uses the tabloid format, which is roughly 23½ by 14¾ inches per spread. ... Whore redirects here. ...


She has also appeared a number of times on television, including the 1973 made-for-TV movie with then husband Richard Burton, titled Divorce His - Divorce Hers. In 1985, she played movie gossip columnist Louella Parsons in Malice in Wonderland opposite Jane Alexander, who played Hedda Hopper, and also appeared in the mini-series North and South. In 2001, she played an agent in These Old Broads. She has also appeared on a number of other TV shows, including the soap operas General Hospital and All My Children and the animated The Simpsons; once as herself, and the other as the voice of Maggie. See also: 1972 in television, other events of 1973, 1974 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1973-74 American network television schedule. ... For other persons named Richard Burton, see Richard Burton (disambiguation). ... This is a list of television-related events in 1985. ... A gossip columnist is someone who writes a gossip column in a newspaper or magazine, especially a gossip magazine, that prints gossip stories, spreading news of a personal, private nature, and/or rumors and lies, usually about show business, the motion picture and television industries, celebrities, movie stars, superstars, people... Louella Parsons (August 6, 1881 – December 9, 1972) was an American gossip columnist. ... Categories: | ... Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939), is an award-winning American actress, a former director of the National Endowment for the Arts, and an author. ... Hedda Hopper on the July 28, 1947 cover of Time Magazine Hedda Hopper (May 2, 1885 – February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, whose long-running feud with friend turned arch-rival Louella Parsons became at least as notorious as many of Hoppers columns. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... These Old Broads is a 2001 TV movie written by Carrie Fisher. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West since its inception). ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... For the singer-songwriter, see Maggie Simpson (musician). ...


Taylor has also acted on the stage, making her Broadway and West End debuts in 1982 with a revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. She was then in a production of Noel Coward's Private Lives (1983), in which she starred with her former husband, Richard Burton. The student-run Burton Taylor Theatre in Oxford was named for the famous couple after Burton appeared as Doctor Faustus in the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS) production of the Marlowe play. Elizabeth Taylor played the ghostly, wordless Helen of Troy, who is entreated by Faustus to 'make [him] immortal with a kiss'. Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was a successful American playwright, linked throughout her life with many left-wing causes. ... </gallery> Image:Example. ... Noël Peirce Coward (December 16, 1899 – March 26, 1973) was an Academy Award winning English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music. ... Private Lives is a play written by Noel Coward in 1930. ... For other persons named Richard Burton, see Richard Burton (disambiguation). ... The Burton Taylor Theatre (The BT) is a 50-seater studio theatre situated on Gloucester Street in Oxford, United Kingdom near its parent organisation The Oxford Playhouse. ...


In November 2004, Taylor announced that she had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart pumps insufficient amounts of blood throughout the body. She has broken her back five times, had both her hips replaced, survived a benign brain tumor operation, skin cancer, and has faced life-threatening bouts with pneumonia twice. She is reclusive and sometimes fails to make scheduled appearances due to illness or other personal reasons. She now uses a wheelchair and when asked about it she said that she has osteoporosis and was born with scoliosis.[1][2] Congestive heart failure (CHF), also called congestive cardiac failure (CCF) or just heart failure, is a condition that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. ... A brain tumor is any intracranial tumor created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either in the brain itself (neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin-producing Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or... Osteoporosis is a disease of bone - leading to an increased risk of fracture. ...


In 2005 she was a vocal supporter of her friend Michael Jackson in his trial in California on charges of sexually abusing a child.[3] [4] He was acquitted. Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), also known as The King of Pop and Wacko Jacko, is an American musician who has written music spanning many styles including R&B/soul, pop, disco, funk, rock and hip hop. ...


On May 30, 2006, she appeared on Larry King Live to refute the claims that she has been ill, and denied the allegations that she was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and was close to death.[5] is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. ...


In late August 2006 Taylor decided to take a boating trip to help prove that she was not even close to death. She also decided to make Christie's auction house the primary place where she will sell her jewelry, artwork, clothing, furniture, and memorabilia (September 2006).[6]


The February 2007 issue of Interview magazine devoted itself entirely to Elizabeth Taylor--a celebration of her life, career and her upcoming seventy-fifth birthday.


On December 5, 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver inducted Taylor into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.[7] Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Maria Owings Shriver (pronounced: ) (born November 6, 1955[1] in Chicago, Illinois) is an American journalist and the wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and as such, the current First Lady of California. ... Conceived by First Lady Maria Shriver, the California Hall of Fame was established with The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts to honor legendary individuals and families who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history. ... The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts – home of the California Hall of Fame – is housed in the State Archives Building in Sacramento, one block from the State Capitol. ...


She was in news once more recently for a rumored 9th marriage to her constant companion Jason Winters. This has been dismissed as a rumour.[8] However she is quoted as saying, "Jason Winters is one of the most wonderful men I've ever known and that's why I love him. He bought us the most beautiful house in Hawaii and we visit it as often as possible,"[9] to celebrated gossip columnist Liz Smith. Dame Elizabeth and Jason Winters enjoy spending time together in her home in Bel Air as well as in both of Winters' homes located in Palm Springs and Hawaii. He also accompanied her to Macy's Passport 2007 where she was honored with the Humanitarian Award as well as to her performance of A.R. Gurney's, Love Letters in 2007, escorting her down the red carpet at both events. Liz Smith (born February 2, 1923 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a popular gossip columnist. ...


On December 1, 2007, Taylor and James Earl Jones gave a benefit performance of the A.R. Gurney play Love Letters, to raise $1 million for Taylor's AIDS foundation. Tickets for the show were priced at $2,500 and more than 500 people attended. This event happened to coincide with the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike and, rather than cross the picket line, Taylor requested a "one night dispensation". The Writers Guild agreed not to picket the Paramount Pictures lot that night, to allow for the performance. [10] James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor of film and stage well known for his deep basso voice. ... A.R. Gurney (1930- ) is an American playwright and novelist. ... Love Letters is a play written by A. R. Gurney. ... Striking writers and supporters raise signs at a WGAW rally in Los Angeles Writer-actor Jeff Garlin of Curb Your Enthusiasm (foreground, right) and others at a WGAW rally outside the Fox Studios in Los Angeles The 2007 Writers Guild of America strike is a strike by the Writers Guild...


Marriages

Taylor has been married eight times to seven husbands:

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Relationship with parents

Taylor's mother exerted influence on Taylor's life well into adulthood. Despite their often difficult relationship, Sara was always her daughter's biggest champion and when she died in 1994 at age 99[11], Taylor was devastated. In 2000 when Taylor was made a Dame of the British Empire she raised a glass of sparkling cider and made a toast: Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand Cross...

There's a woman who deserves our deepest appreciation because if it weren't for her we'd all be somewhere else right now. Let's all drink to my mother Sara Taylor.

A guest shouted 'Hear, hear!'; however, Taylor then commanded

No! Let's drink to two things. To my mother and forgiveness.[citation needed]

Little is known regarding Taylor's relationship with her father.


Children

Taylor and Wilding had two sons, Michael Howard Wilding (b. January 6, 1953), and Christopher Edward Wilding (b. February 27, 1955). She and Todd had one daughter, Elizabeth Frances Todd, called "Liza," (b. August 6, 1957). And in 1964, she and Fisher started adoption proceedings for a daughter, whom Burton later adopted, Maria Burton (b. August 1, 1961). She became a grandmother on August 25, 1971 at age 39. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other interests

Taylor on a show that was celebrating Taylor's life, late 1981, image by Alan Light
Taylor on a show that was celebrating Taylor's life, late 1981, image by Alan Light

Taylor has a passion for jewelry. Over the years she has owned a number of well known pieces, two of the most talked about being the 33.19 carat (6.638 g) Krupp Diamond and the 69.42 carat (13.884 g) pear-shaped Taylor-Burton Diamond, which were among many gifts from husband Richard Burton. Taylor also owns the 50 carat La Peregrina Pearl, purchased by Burton as a Valentine's day present in 1969. The pearl was formerly owned by Mary I of England, and Burton sought a portrait of Queen Mary wearing the pearl. Upon the purchase of the painting, the Burtons discovered that the British National Portrait Gallery did not have an original painting of Mary, so they donated the painting to the Gallery.[12][13] Her enduring collection of jewelry has been eternalized with her book My Love Affair with Jewelry (2002). Jewelry (the American spelling; spelled jewellery in Commonwealth English) consists of ornamental devices worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ... The carat is a unit of mass used for measuring gems and pearls, and is exactly 200 milligrams. ... BIC pen cap, about 1 gram. ... The Taylor-Burton was a diamond purchased by actor Richard Burton for his wife Elizabeth Taylor to celebrate her fortieth birthday in 1972. ... Love gift Man presents a cut of meat to a youth with a hoop. ... The carat is a unit of mass used for measuring gems and pearls, and is exactly 200 milligrams. ... Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558), also known as Mary Tudor, was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 6 July 1553 (de facto) or 19 July 1553 (de jure) until her death on 17 November 1558. ... The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in central London which was opened in 1856. ...


In 2005, she partnered with Jack and Monty Abramov of Mirabelle Luxury Concepts in Los Angeles to introduce the House of Taylor Jewelry. In 2005, House of Taylor Jewelry formed a partnership with Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design-and-marketing firm with more than US$1 billion in annual sales. She has also launched three perfumes, "Passion," "White Diamonds," and "Black Pearls," that together earn an estimated US$200 million in annual sales. In the Fall of 2006, Dame Elizabeth Taylor celebrated the 15th anniversary of her White Diamonds perfume, one of the top-10 best selling fragrances for more than the past decade.


Taylor has devoted much time and energy to AIDS-related charities and fundraising. She helped start the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) after the death of her former co-star and friend, Rock Hudson. She also created her own AIDS foundation, Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation (ETAF). By 1999, she had helped to raise an estimated US$50 million to fight the disease. For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... This article is about charitable organizations. ... The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is an organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. ... The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is an organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Recently, in 2006, Taylor donated US$40,000 to the New Orleans Aids task force, a charity designed for the New Orleans population with AIDS and HIV. The NO/AIDS task force estimated that about 7,400 residents were infected with HIV before Hurricane Katrina.[citation needed] Taylor and Macy's donated a 37-foot "CareVan," equipped with examination tables and X-Ray equipment.[14] New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


In the early 1980s she moved to Bel-Air, which is her current home. She also owns homes in Palm Springs and Hawaii. The fenced and gated property is on tour maps sold at street corners and is frequently passed by tour guides. Bel-Air redirects here. ...


Taylor was also a fan of the soap opera General Hospital. In fact, she was cast as the first Helena Cassadine, matriarch of the Cassadine family. For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ...


Taylor is a supporter of Kabbalah and member of the Kabbalah Centre. She encouraged friend Michael Jackson to wear a red string as protection from the evil-eye during his 2005 trial for molestation, where he was eventually cleared of all charges. Back in 1997, Jackson presented Taylor with exclusively written to her epic 'Elizabeth, I Love You' song, performed on the day of her 65th birthday celebration. This article is about traditional Jewish Kabbalah. ... The Kabbalah Centre is a highly profitable worldwide [1] marketing organization with headquarters in Los Angeles, California that offers a number of products and courses online and through its local centres. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Wearing a thin red string (as a type of talisman) is a superstition associated with Judaisms Kabbalah in order to ward off misfortune brought about by an evil eye (ayin hara in Hebrew). ... Look up charge in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In October 2007, she won a legal battle over a Vincent van Gogh painting in her possession when the US Supreme Court refused to reconsider a legal suit filed by four persons claiming that the artwork belongs to one of their Jewish ancestors.[citation needed] van Gogh redirects here. ... For other uses , see Painting (disambiguation). ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States...


List of awards and honors

Main article: Elizabeth Taylor awards

Taylor has had a long and distinguished career in the movie and television industry. Here is a listing of the many awards that has been bestowed upon her by the entertainment industry. For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of...


See also

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Notes

  1. ^ Elizabeth Taylor dismisses reports of illness on 'Larry King Live'
  2. ^ New York Post - Photo of Ms Taylor in a wheelchair
  3. ^ [http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/news/wire/sns-ap-michael-jackson-taylor,0,3706217.story News Day - Elizabeth Taylor defends Michael Jackson
  4. ^ About Michael Jackson - What others say
  5. ^ [http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0605/30/lkl.01.html CNN.com - Transcript of Larry King Live
  6. ^ Elizabeth Taylor. CelebrityWonder.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-02.
  7. ^ Taylor inducted into California Hall of Fame, California Museum, Accessed 2007
  8. ^ Breaking News :Taylor 'not planning ninth wedding'
  9. ^ Elizabeth Taylor Has a New Man
  10. ^ Associated Press. "Striking writers give Elizabeth Taylor a pass", CNN.com, 2007-12-02. Retrieved on 2007-12-02. 
  11. ^ Howard Johns: Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Barricade Books, Fort Lee, NJ (2006). ISBN-13: 9781569803035 ISBN: 156980303X
  12. ^ Elizabeth Taylor / Trivia / Divas - The Site / Acting Divas
  13. ^ NPG 4861; Queen Mary I
  14. ^ Dame Elizabeth Taylor Donates CareVan to NO/AIDS. TheBody.com (12 July 2006). Retrieved on 2007-04-02.

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References

  • "Ailing Liz Taylor is 'close to death'". Retrieved April 27, 2006, since refuted by publicist
  • Diamond Bug. "Elizabeth Taylor's life-long love affair with Jewelry". Retrieved May 15, 2005.
  • "Liz takes centre stage". (6 November 2005). New Sunday Times, p. 29.
  • "Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Kors talk fashion". (August 2006) [Harper's Bazaar], , pg. 116.

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ETAF, a 501(c) (3) organization, was founded in 1991 by Elizabeth Taylor for the express purpose of raising funds for distribution to AIDS service organizations around the world.
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Elizabeth Taylor invites you to join her in the fight against AIDS.
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Taylor's work is mainly concerned with the nuances of "everyday" life and situations, which she writes about with dexterity.
Elizabeth Taylor was also a close friend of Elizabeth Jane Howard, who was asked by Elizabeth Taylor's widower to write a biography following Elizabeth Taylor's untimely death.
Elizabeth Jane Howard refused due to what she felt was a lack of incident in Elizabeth Taylor's life.
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