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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor


Date of Birth:
Feb 27, 1932

Actress, Entrepreneur

Francis Lenn Taylor, Sara Sothern

Conrad Hilton Jr. , (m. 1950; div. 1951), Michael Wilding , (m. 1952; div. 1957), Mike Todd, (m. 1957; d. 1958), Eddie Fisher, (m. 1959; div. 1964), Richard Burton , (m. 1964; div. 1974) &,(m. 1975; div. 1976), John Warner , (m. 1976; div. 1982), Larry Fortensky , (m. 1991; div. 1996)


Years active:
1942–2003 (61 Years)

Full list

Mar 23, 2011 (Congestive heart failure)

Resting place:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California

Elizabeth Taylor - Summary Details

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, (27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011) was a British-born American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend.

Born in London to wealthy, socially prominent American parents, Taylor moved with her family to Los Angeles in 1939, and she was soon given a film contract by Universal Pictures. She made her screen debut in a minor role in There's One Born Every Minute (1942), but Universal terminated her contract after a year. Taylor was then signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and had her breakthrough role in National Velvet (1944), becoming one of the studio's most popular teenaged stars. She made the transition to adult roles in the early 1950s, when she starred in the comedy Father of the Bride (1950) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the drama A Place in the Sun (1951).

Despite being one of MGM's most bankable stars, Taylor wished to end her career in the early 1950s. She resented the studio's control and disliked many of the films to which she was assigned. She began receiving roles she enjoyed more in the mid-1950s, beginning with the epic drama Giant (1956), and starred in several critically and commercially successful films in the following years. These included two film adaptations of plays by Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959); Taylor won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for the latter. Although she disliked her role as a call girl in BUtterfield 8 (1960), her last film for MGM, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.


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