Elizabeth Taylor Dead at 79

Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure.

She first appeared in a motion picture in 1942 when she acted in There’s One Born Every Minute. Her next movie was Lassie Come Home (1943)  which was nominated for an Oscar.

National Velvet (1944) would be her next movie, which co-starred Mickey Rooney. It would be one of the best known movies, she would appear in during her career.

She appeared in both Father of the Bride and the sequel Father’s Little Dividend in 1950 and 1951 respectively.

Other noteworthy movies she appeared in were Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Butterfield 8 (1960), Cleopatra (1963) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf  (1966).

It was ironic that she would portray Pearl Slaghoople, in The Flintstones theatrical release in 1994. She had not appeared in a movie for 17 years before her death.

This lengthy N.Y. Times obituary tells in detail about her career and her life away from the big screen:


Paul Newman narrated this tribute to Elizabeth Taylor a few years ago.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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