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Elizabeth Taylor

Knowledge Identifier: +Elizabeth_Taylor


Elizabeth Taylor

British-born American actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1932.

Countries: United States (60%), United Kingdom (13%), (9%)

Main connections: Richard Burton, Maternity clothing, James Dean

Linked to: American Film Institute, Daily Mail, Interview, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer




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Elizabeth Taylor was born in 1932 add something


Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins - Jenkins was one of several popular child actors at MGM during the early 1940s, and was educated at the studio's school along with other youngsters under contract to the studio such as Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret O'Brien, Claude Jarman Jr. and Darryl Hickman


Taylor received the role and was offered a long-term contract at the beginning of 1943 add something


The 20th Century Fox film was released in the UK in December 1943 add something


"Velvet", which costarred fellow young actor Mickey Rooney and English newcomer Angela Lansbury, became a great success upon its release in December 1944 add something


Jimmy Lydon - He appeared with William Powell, Irene Dunne, and Elizabeth Taylor in the acclaimed 1947 film "Life with Father", in the role of college-bound Clarence


In October 1948, Taylor sailed aboard the to England to begin filming "Conspirator" add something


Dorothy Kingsley - In 1948, Kingsley and fellow screenwriter Dorothy Cooper wrote "A Date with Judy", which was a pivotal film for Elizabeth Taylor, who, after playing frail juvenile roles, was given the part of a manipulative modern flirt who saw a school campus as merely husband-hunting grounds


J. Peverell Marley - In 1948, he was nominated again for his work on the film "Life with Father", starring Elizabeth Taylor and William Powell


Before "Conspirator" 1949 release, a "TIME" cover article called her "a jewel of great price, a true star sapphire", and the leader among Hollywood's next generation of stars such as Montgomery Clift, Kirk Douglas, and Ava Gardner add something


In late 1949, Taylor had begun filming George Stevens' "A Place in the Sun" add something


Robert Taylor (actor) - Robert Taylor first appeared with actress Elizabeth Taylor in the 1949 movie "Conspirator"


Joan Bennett - The following year on March 13, 1949, she became a grandmother at age 39, similar to her co-star Elizabeth Taylor who became a grandmother at the same age


Lipstick - By the 1950s, movie actresses Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor helped bring back dark red lips


Paul Fix - Fix later appeared as Richard Bravo in the 1950s cult classic, "The Bad Seed" , The Sea Chase playing Heinz the cook, and in George Stevens' "Giant" , playing Elizabeth Taylor's father


Jane Powell - Friend and fellow actress Elizabeth Taylor served as one of her bridesmaids, with Powell returning the favor during Taylor's 1950 wedding to Conrad "Nicky" Hilton


Bangs (hair) - Influential people with bangs in modern times have included silent movie actress Louise Brooks, 1950s glamor model Bettie Page, the Beatles and actress Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Cleopatra


Celebrity - Public fascination went well beyond the on-screen exploits of movie stars and their private lives became headline news: for example, in Hollywood the marriages of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and in Bollywood the affairs of Raj Kapoor in the 1950's


Maternity clothing - Their clothing, usually a slim skirt with a wide smock top, became fashionable during the 1950s, when celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor wore their clothes


Maternity clothing - Their clothing, usually a slim skirt with a wide smock top, became fashionable during the 1950s, when celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor wore their clothes


Upon its release in 1951, Taylor was hailed for her performance as Angela Vickers, a spoiled socialite who comes between George Eastman and his poor, pregnant factory-working girlfriend Alice Tripp add something


George Sanders - He starred as Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert in the 1952 film "Ivanhoe", dying in a duel with Robert Taylor after professing his love for Jewish maiden Rebecca, played by Elizabeth Taylor


Fay Kanin - The Kanin's wrote "My Pal Gus" in 1952 in which Richard Widmark becomes a good father and falls in love with Joanne Dru, the Elizabeth Taylor film "Rhapsody" in 1954 and "The Opposite Sex" in 1956, a musical remake of "The Women"


Robert Taylor (actor) - The following year, he starred opposite Elizabeth Taylor in the film version of Walter Scott's classic "Ivanhoe", followed by 1953's "Knights of the Round Table" and "The Adventures of Quentin Durward", all filmed in England


Van Johnson - Johnson was dropped by MGM in 1954, after having appeared in "The Last Time I Saw Paris" with Elizabeth Taylor and co-starring in "Brigadoon"


Dylan Thomas - Richard Burton starred in the first broadcast in 1954, and was joined by Elizabeth Taylor in a subsequent film


Joan Collins - She was next signed by 20th Century Fox in 1955 as their answer to MGM's Elizabeth Taylor


Hector P. Garcia - The book was later turned into a 1956 film starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock_Hudson, and Dennis Hopper


James Dean - "Giant", which was posthumously released in 1956, saw Dean play a supporting role to Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958 film) - One of the top-ten box office hits of 1958, the film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul_Newman and Burl Ives


In 1959, her large-scale purchase of Israeli Bonds caused Arab boycotts of her films add something


Nathalie Delon - During the 1960s Nathalie was reputedly one of the most beautiful women in the world and dated both Eddie Fisher and Richard Burton after each of them divorced Elizabeth Taylor


Greer Garson - In 1960, Garson received her seventh and final Oscar nomination for "Sunrise at Campobello", in which she played Eleanor Roosevelt, this time losing to Elizabeth Taylor for "Butterfield 8"


BUtterfield 8 - "'BUtterfield 8"' is a 1960 drama film directed by Daniel Mann, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey


During her marriage to Eddie Fisher, Taylor started proceedings to adopt a two-year-old girl from Germany, Maria ; the adoption process was finalized in 1964 following their divorce add something


Christian Dior S.A. - Actress Elizabeth Taylor ordered twelve Dior dresses from Bohan's Spring-Summer 1961 collection featuring the "Slim Look"


Christian Dior SE - Actress Elizabeth Taylor ordered twelve Dior dresses from Bohan's Spring-Summer 1961 collection featuring the "Slim Look"


In 1962, she was barred from entering Egypt to complete "Cleopatra"; its government announced that "that Miss Taylor will not be allowed to come to Egypt because she has adopted the Jewish faith and 'supports Israeli causes'" add something


Margaret Rutherford - In 1963 Rutherford was *awarded an Academy *award and Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the absent-minded, impoverished, pill-popping Duchess of Brighton, the only light relief, in Terence Rattigan's "The V.I.P.s", a film featuring a star-studded cast led by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton


Baby Marie Osborne - In 1963, Osborne worked as a special costumer for Elizabeth Taylor in the big-budget film, "Cleopatra"


Richard Burton - They had two daughters, and divorced in 1963 after Burton's widely reported affair with Elizabeth Taylor


Richard Burton - Against his family's advice, Burton married Taylor on Sunday 15 March 1964, in Montreal


In October 1965, she signed an oath of renunciation at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, but with the phrase "abjure all allegiance and fidelity to the United States" struck out; U.S. State Department officials declared that her renunciation was invalid due to the alteration add something


Taylor signed another oath without the alteration in October 1966 add something


Taylor-Burton Diamond - The "'Taylor-Burton Diamond"' is a 68 carat diamond that became notable when it was purchased by Richard Burton for his wife Elizabeth Taylor in 1969


Although limited by a "thin and inflexible voice", Taylor continued to star in numerous theatrical films throughout the 1970s, such as "Zee and Co." with Michael Caine, "Ash Wednesday" , "The Blue Bird" with Jane Fonda and Ava Gardner, and "A Little Night Music" add something


Richard Burton - Burton showed a subtle flair for comedy in a 1970 guest appearance with Elizabeth Taylor on the sitcom "Here's Lucy", where he recited, in a plumber's uniform, a haunting excerpt of a speech from Shakespeare's "Richard II"


Los Angeles Herald-Examiner - During the 1970 Los Angeles murder trial of Charles Manson and his followers, who were charged with the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, "Herald Examiner" reporter William Farr reported in an article that Manson had planned to murder Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra


George Stevens - He ended his directing career with the 1970 film "The Only Game in Town" with Warren Beatty and Elizabeth Taylor


Moya Bowler - In the early 1970s, Bowler went to work in the US, establishing a company called Feet and making shoes for brands such as Charles Jourdan and Rayne, as well as designing one-offs for showbusiness clients such as Elizabeth Taylor


In 1971, Taylor became a grandmother at the age of 39 add something


With then-husband Richard Burton, she co-starred in the 1972 films "Under Milk Wood" and "Hammersmith Is Out", and the 1973 made-for-TV movie "Divorce His, Divorce Hers" add something


Ray Stricklyn - In 1973 he joined the public relations firm John Springer Associates in Los Angeles and became one of the most influential publicists in Hollywood , working with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters, Janet Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bette Davis


In 1974 Taylor and Richard Burton considered marrying in Israel, but could not because Burton was not Jewish add something


Kasane - Kasane briefly obtained international fame as the location of the remarriage of Elizabeth Taylor to Richard Burton, in 1975


Around the World in 80 Days (1956 film) - Around 1976, after its last network television broadcast on CBS, UA lost control of the film to Elizabeth Taylor, the widow of producer Michael Todd and who had inherited a portion of Todd's estate


Lesley-Anne Down - She starred in the 1976 movie "The Pink Panther Strikes Again", and later was cast opposite Elizabeth Taylor on the film adaptation of "A Little Night Music"


Firooz Zahedi - In May 1976 he met and became friends with Elizabeth Taylor and soon after they traveled together to Iran


She applied for U.S. citizenship again in 1977 during then-husband John Warner's Senate campaign add something


Lesley Dunlop - She was cast alongside Diana Rigg and Elizabeth Taylor in the 1977 film version of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" and appeared in Roman Polanski's "Tess" in 1979


Firooz Zahedi - In 1978 he accompanied Elizabeth Taylor to Hollywood as her personal photographer on the set of the film Return Engagement


Laurence Guittard - In 1978, he reprised the role of Count Malcom in the film version of "A Little Night Music" which starred Elizabeth Taylor


At 5'4", Taylor constantly gained and lost significant amounts of weight, reaching both 119 pounds and 180 pounds in the 1980s add something


In the early 1980s, Taylor moved to Bel Air, Los Angeles, which was her residence until her death add something


Taylor starred in the 1980 mystery film "The Mirror Crack'd", based on an Agatha Christie novel add something


Carl Bernstein - While single, in the 1980s, Bernstein became known for dating Bianca Jagger, Martha Stewart and Elizabeth Taylor, among others


Kitty Kelley wrote the first unauthorized biography of the actress in 1981, which Taylor denounced add something


Leah Laiman - The pair began working on the show during its heyday, including Luke Spencer and Laura Webber's widely publicized 1981 wedding, which included notable Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor


Taylor acted on the stage, making her Broadway and West End debuts in 1982 with a revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes" add something


In 1983 she admitted to having been addicted to sleeping pills and painkillers for 35 years add something


Milton Katselas - In 1983, Katselas directed a revival of Noël Coward's "Private Lives", the only Broadway stage production in which Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton co-starred together


Lucianne Goldberg - One of her clients, celebrity biographer Kitty Kelley, sued her in 1983 over proceeds from foreign sales of Kelley's unauthorized biography on Elizabeth Taylor


She was one of the first celebrities and public personalities to do so at a time when few acknowledged the disease, organizing and hosting the first AIDS fundraiser in 1984, to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles add something


In 1985, she played movie gossip columnist Louella Parsons in the TV film "Malice in Wonderland" opposite Jane Alexander, who played Hedda Hopper add something


Taylor was cofounder of the American Foundation for AIDS Research with Dr. Michael Gottlieb and Dr. Mathilde Krim in 1985 add something


Taylor received the French Legion of Honour in 1987, and in 2000 was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire add something


Arturo Toscanini - Toscanini is the subject of the 1988 fictionalized biography "Il giovane Toscanini" , starring C. Thomas Howell and Dame Elizabeth Taylor, and directed by Franco Zeffirelli


Michael S. Gottlieb - In 1989 Gottlieb and two other physicians were sent letters of reprimand by the Medical Board of California for "allegedly over-prescribing controlled substances" to actress Elizabeth Taylor


Michael Jackson - The nickname was popularized by Elizabeth Taylor when she presented him with the Soul Train Heritage Award in 1989, proclaiming him "the true king of pop, rock and soul.


Neil Papiano - In 1990, Papiano represented Elizabeth Taylor in a lawsuit against "The Enquirer" for libel and defamation of character


Valentino (fashion designer) - However, at a Rome exhibition in 1991 a smattering of them went on display and then-current clients such as Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and Elizabeth Taylor marveled that the DNA of Valentino's style was already apparent in the layers of white pleats and animal prints


Additionally, she received the Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Academy award in 1992 for her work fighting AIDS. add something


Barry Manilow - On February 27, 1992, Manilow was the Master of Ceremonies for friend Elizabeth Taylor's 60th birthday bash at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and sang "I Made It Through the Rain" to Taylor who was accompanied by her eighth husband, Larry Fortensky


Her last theatrical film was 1994's "The Flintstones" add something


In 1994 a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her add something


Sherilyn Fenn - After a short break during which she married and gave birth to a son, Fenn was chosen out of more than 100 actresses to portray actress Elizabeth Taylor in NBC's 1995 telemovie " Fenn felt a kinship with Taylor, stating, "There are stereotypes of what a beautiful woman is


In February 1996, she appeared on the TV program, "The Nanny" as herself, and the star of the show, Fran, identifies her to a friend by using all of her husbands' names, stating that she would be meeting "Elizabeth Taylor-Hilton-Wilding-Todd-Fisher-Burton-Burton-Warner-Fortensky" add something


In 1997 Taylor was honored by the Screen Actors Guild with the Life Achievement award add something


Taylor broke her back five times, had both her hips replaced, had a hysterectomy, suffered from dysentery and phlebitis, punctured her esophagus, survived a benign brain tumor operation in 1997 and skin cancer, and faced life-threatening bouts with pneumonia twice, one in 1961 requiring an emergency tracheotomy add something


Cher - In 1998, she co-hosted the annual Amfar AIDS Benefit at the Cannes Film Festival with Elizabeth Taylor.


Obituary - The "Los Angeles Times" obituary of Elizabeth Taylor, for example, was written in 1999 after three months of research, often updated before the actress' 2011 death


Richard Burton - In 2000, Ellis Amburn's biography of Elizabeth Taylor suggested that Burton had an affair with Laurence Olivier and tried to seduce Eddie Fisher, although this was strongly denied by Burton's younger brother Graham Jenkins


In 2001 she played an agent in the TV film "These Old Broads" add something


Screen Actors Guild March 23, 2001 add something


Joan Collins - In 2001, she costarred in the television film "These Old Broads" with Debbie Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine and Elizabeth Taylor


Iraq War - In March 2003, Taylor declined to attend the 75th Annual Academy awards, due to her opposition to the Iraq War add something


In November 2004, Taylor announced a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart is too weak to pump sufficient blood throughout the body, particularly to the lower extremities such as the ankles and feet add something


Kenneth Cole Productions - In 2005, Cole spearheaded the We All Have AIDS awareness campaign with advertisements photographed by Mark Seliger and featuring such luminaries as Nelson Mandela, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Elton John, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Elizabeth Taylor, Alicia_Keys, Desmond Tutu, Natasha Richardson, Eric McCormack, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Greg Louganis and Rosie O'Donnell


On May 30, 2006, Taylor appeared on "Larry King Live" to refute the claims that she had been ill, and denied the allegations that she was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and was close to death add something


Maggie Simpson - In 2006, Elizabeth Taylor was named thirteenth on IGN's "Top 25 Simpsons Guest Appearances" list for her performance as Maggie in "Lisa's First Word"


In 2007 Taylor denied rumors of a ninth marriage to her partner Jason Winters, but referred to him as "one of the most wonderful men I've ever known add something


Taylor was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2007 add something


The February 2007 issue of "Interview" magazine was devoted entirely to Taylor add something


On December 1, 2007, Taylor acted on-stage again, appearing opposite James Earl Jones in a benefit performance of the A. R. Gurney play "Love Letters" add something


Barrett Foa - In May 2008, he played Jordy in a workshop of "Giant", a new musical with music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and book by Sybille Pearson, based on the Edna Ferber novel and the movie with Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean


In 2009 she underwent cardiac surgery to replace a leaky valve add something


Andrea Bocelli - After attending Bocelli's concert at the Hollywood Bowl in 2009, the first time she'd been out "in months", American actress Elizabeth Taylor said, "My mind, my soul were transported by his beauty, his voice, his inner being


March 25, 2011 At her request, the funeral began 15 minutes after it was scheduled to begin; as her representative told the media "She even wanted to be late for her own funeral add something

Elizabeth Taylor died in 2011 add something


In February 2011, new symptoms related to heart failure caused her to be admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for treatment, add something


Taylor died of congestive heart failure in March 2011 at the age of 79, having suffered many years of ill health add something


She remained there until her death at age 79 on March 23, 2011, surrounded by her four children add something


Mel Gussow - Although he pre-deceased her by nearly six years, Gussow received byline credit for the "New York Times"' 2011 obituary for actress Elizabeth Taylor


Christina Aguilera - In 2011 Aguilera was honored at The Abbey, a gay club in West Hollywood, for her contributions to the gay community as the first honoree on their Gay Walk of Fame joining Dame Elizabeth Taylor in being immortalized forever.


James Dean - In 2011, it was reported that he once told Elizabeth Taylor, his co-star in "Giant," that he was sexually abused by a minister two years after his mother's death


Firooz Zahedi - In February 2011 a collection of his photographs of Elizabeth Taylor in Iran was exhibited at the Los Angeles County museum of Art.


Lindsay Lohan - After her supervised probation was lifted in 2012, she did further television work, including starring as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical TV film "Liz & Dick"


Grant Bowler - In 2012, Bowler was cast as Richard Burton opposite Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical TV-movie "Liz & Dick" for Lifetime in the US.


Theresa Russell - In 2012, she appeared in the Lifetime television film "Liz & Dick", playing Sara Taylor, the mother of Elizabeth Taylor


Taylor's business partner Kathy Ireland stated in 2015 that Taylor ran an illegal "underground network" that distributed medications to Americans suffering from HIV/AIDS during the 1980s, when the Food and Drug Administration had not yet approved their use in the United States add something


Adam Lambert - In August 2017, Lambert performed a mini-set tribute to George Michael at Project Angel Food's Angel *awards gala, where Michael was the recipient of the Elizabeth Taylor Humanitarian *award, in recognition of his philanthropy


Kathleen Turner - On August 7, 2018, "Vulture" published an in-depth interview with Turner, where she expressed her opinion on a wide range of issues, from Elizabeth Taylor's acting skills to what it was like meeting Donald Trump in the 1980s