Trailblazing Actress Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

Hollywood legend, icon, and academy award winner Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79, surrounded by family, friends, and her publicist Sally Morisson. Elizabeth Taylor was taken and admitted to the Cedars-Sinai medical center in Los Angeles last month on Friday, February 11th after suffering from symptoms of congestive heart failure. According to reports, at 1:30 Wednesday morning, March 23, 2011, Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully. Taylor is survived by 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Taylor is famous for a number of acting roles both as a child star and an adult. Her academy award winning films include Butterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Taylor was also the first actress to be paid 1 million dollars for her starring role in Cleopatra.

Taylor’s personal life was almost as famous as her work life being married 8 times with 7 husbands including hotel heir, Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, actor Micheal Wilding, producer, Mike Todd, singer Eddie Fisher, U.S Senator John Warner, construction worker, Larry Fortensky- marrying actor Richard Burton twice, who many say was the real love of her life.

Elizabeth Taylor has also been recognized for her work in contributing to AIDS research, earning the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993.

Taylor celebrated her 79th birthday watching the Oscars from her hospital bed. Funeral arrangements and a possible memorial service dates and details are still being made. Elizabeth Taylor lived a full life, much of it talked about in the headlines. She will be missed by all. She was a great woman who blazed trails.

Originally Posted at “First Class Fashionista”

Elizabeth Taylor

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