March 23 2011
© 2011 New York Times News Service
Elizabeth Taylor, the actress who dazzled generations of moviegoers with her stunning beauty and whose name was synonymous with Hollywood glamour, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. She was 79.
Her publicist, Sally Morrison, said the cause was complications of congestive heart failure.
In a world of flickering images, Elizabeth Taylor was a constant star. First appearing on screen at the age of 10, she grew up there, never passing through an awkward age. It was one quick leap from “National Velvet” to “A Place in the Sun” and from there to “Cleopatra” as she was indelibly transformed from a vulnerable child actress into a voluptuous film queen.
In a career of some 70 years and more than 50 films, she wo...
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