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Elizabeth Taylor passes away at age 79

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 23rd, 2011

It’s a common thing to say that, when an actor or actress dies, Hollywood lost a star. However, today, Hollywood not only lost one of its truest stars, but arguably its brightest.

Iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor has died. She was 79.

After getting her start at the age of 12 in the classic film, NATIONAL VELVET, Taylor went on to star in such classics as A PLACE IN THE SUN, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and both BUTTERFIELD 8 and WHO’S AFRAID OF VIGINIA WOOLF, which garnered the actress her two Academy Awards.

Nominated five times for Best Actress, CLEOPATRA may be her most famous role, and one that while it may have ultimately almost shut down 20th Century Fox as a studio, is still one of the most iconic epics in the history of film. And her performance is one of the reasons why.

Turning into an activist as her career went on, Taylor was one of the film world’s biggest stars, spanning decades of cinema, with some of her best work coming later in her career. Oozing charisma, charm, talent, and absolutely awe-inspiring beauty, they truly do not make stars like they used to. Saying that she will be missed is an understatement. Rest in peace.

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  • http://twitter.com/kristal_bailey Kristal Bailey

    Also wanted to add, for those who haven’t seen many of her films, a bunch are available on Netflix Instant:
    Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
    Cleopatra
    Giant
    The Last Time I Saw Paris
    Father’s Little Dividend
    http://www.netflix.com/RoleDisplay/Elizabeth_Taylor/91403

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