Remembering The Legendary Elizabeth Taylor...
March 28, 2011
When I think of a legendary Hollywood movie star, I think of one of my favorite actresses, Elizabeth Taylor. She had it all--fame, fortune, glamour, and beauty. She was the ultimate Hollywood diva. Her own life was so filled with drama that it could rival any dramatic movie role she filled.
Elizabeth Taylor passed away last week on March 23, 2011. She was 79 years old, and had quite a long list of accomplishments. She was known for her striking beauty, her one-of-a-kind jewelry collection, her collection of husbands (she was married eight times to seven husbands!), as well as starring in numerous roles in films. She also had her own line of jewelry and her own line of perfume.
Taylor won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performance in Butterfield 8 in 1960 and for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1966. Additionally, she received the Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Academy Award in 1992 for her work fighting AIDS, and in 1997, Taylor was honored by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) with the Life Achievement Award.
Remember Elizabeth Taylor by watching some of her films available through MCPL.
Or by reading about her life:
Elizabeth : the life of Elizabeth Taylor by Alexander Walker
A passion for life : the biography of Elizabeth Taylor by Donald Spoto
Elizabeth Taylor : my love affair with jewelry by Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth by J. Randy Taraborrelli
How to be a movie star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood by William J. Mann
Furious love : Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the marriage of the century by Sam Kashner