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Elizabeth Taylor

Born Feb 27, 1932

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty, and distinctive violet eyes.… Read More

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1932 Birth Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born at Heathwood on February 27, 1932, her parents' home at 8 Wildwood Road in Hampstead Garden Suburb, a northwestern suburb of London. … Read More
1939 7 Years Old At the age of three, Taylor began taking ballet lessons. Shortly before the beginning of World War II, her parents decided to return to the United States to avoid hostilities. Her mother took the children first, arriving in New York in April 1939, while her father remained in London to wrap up matters in his art business, arriving in November. … Read More


1943 11 Years Old Taylor's father served as an air raid warden with MGM producer Sam Marx, and learned that the studio was searching for an English actress for a Lassie film. Taylor received the role and was offered a long-term contract at the beginning of 1943. … Read More
1948 16 Years Old In October 1948, Taylor sailed aboard the to England to begin filming Conspirator. … Read More
1949 17 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
1951 19 Years Old Upon its release in 1951, Taylor was hailed for her performance as Angela Vickers, a spoiled socialite who comes between George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) and his poor, pregnant factory-working girlfriend Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters). … Read More


1960 28 Years Old Suddenly, Last Summers success placed Taylor among the box-office top-ten, and she remained there almost every year for the next decade. In 1960, Taylor became the highest-paid actor in Hollywood when she signed a $1 million dollar contract to play the title role in 20th Century Fox's lavish production of Cleopatra, which was released in 1963. … Read More


1964 32 Years Old …  During her marriage to Eddie Fisher, Taylor started proceedings to adopt a two-year-old girl from Germany, Maria (born August 1, 1961); the adoption process was finalized in 1964, by which time Taylor and Fisher were already divorced. … Read More
1965 33 Years Old A dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States, she was born British through her birth on British soil and a US citizen through her parents. In October 1965, as her then-husband was British, 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. … Read More
1967 35 Years Old …  By 1967 their films had earned $200 million at the box office. … Read More


1972 40 Years Old 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.
1980 48 Years Old Taylor starred in the 1980 mystery film The Mirror Crack'd, based on an Agatha Christie novel.


1982 50 Years Old Taylor also acted on the stage, making her Broadway and West End debuts in 1982 with a revival of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. … Read More
1985 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Her much-publicized personal life included eight marriages and several life-threatening illnesses. From the mid-1980s, Taylor championed HIV and AIDS programs; she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1991. … Read More
1987 55 Years Old Taylor appeared in the miniseries North and South as well as playing the titular role in a 1987 Western TV-movie entitled Poker Alice with Tom Skerritt and George Hamilton.


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In 2001 she played an agent in the TV film These Old Broads. … Read More
2003 71 Years Old In March 2003, Taylor declined to attend the 75th Annual Academy Awards, due to her opposition to the Iraq War. … Read More
2006 74 Years Old 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. … Read More
The February 2007 issue of Interview magazine was devoted entirely to Taylor. … Read More
2009 77 Years Old In 2009 she underwent cardiac surgery to replace a leaky valve.
2011 79 Years Old 1 More Event
Taylor died of congestive heart failure in March 2011 at the age of 79, having suffered many years of ill health.
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