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Elizabeth Taylor

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Also Known As: Died: March 23, 2011
Born: February 27, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1939:
Family left London at the start of WWII and moved to Los Angeles, CA
1941:
Signed a contract with Universal Pictures
1942:
Made screen debut at the age of nine in "There's One Born Every Minute"
1942:
Signed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer eight months after Universal cancelled her contract
1943:
First film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, "Lassie Come Home"; also first film opposite Roddy McDowall
1944:
Appeared again opposite Roddy McDowall in "The White Cliffs of Dover"
1944:
Achieved child star status playing the leading role in Clarence Brown's "National Velvet"
1949:
Final adolescent role, playing Amy in the American classic "Little Women"
1950:
First adult leading role, playing debutante Melinda Grayton in "Conspirator"
1950:
Co-starred with Spencer Tracy in the romantic comedy "Father of the Bride"
1951:
Reprised role opposite Spencer Tracy in the sequel "Father's Little Dividend"
1951:
Played a beautiful socialite opposite Montgomery Clift in George Stevens' "A Place In The Sun"
1954:
Played the lead role in "Elephant Walk"
1956:
Achieved critical acclaim playing the female lead in George Stevens's "Giant"; co-starred with Rock Hudson and James Dean
1957:
Re-teamed with Montgomery Clift for "Raintree County"; earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination
1958:
Co-starred with Paul Newman in Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"; earned a Best Actress Academy Award nomination
1959:
Again co-starred with Clift in "Suddenly, Last Summer"; first collaboration with future husband, Eddie Fisher
1960:
Won first Academy Award for playing the lead role in "BUtterfield 8"; co-starred then husband Eddie Fisher
1960:
Awarded a record setting contract of $1 million to portray the title role in "Cleopatra"
1963:
Portrayed the title role of the big-budget feature "Cleopatra"; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Burton, who played Mark Antony, and Taylor began a much publicized off-screen affair during production
1963:
Hosted the CBS TV variety special "Elizabeth Taylor in London"
1965:
Re-teamed with then husband Richard Burton in "The Sandpiper"
1966:
Played Martha opposite Burton's George in Mike Nichols' adaptation of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
1967:
Co-starred with Marlon Brando in the John Hudson-directed "Reflections in a Golden Eye"
1967:
Again collaborated with Burton for "The Comedians"
1970:
Re-teamed with director George Stevens to star in "The Only Game in Town"
1972:
Cast opposite Burton and Peter O'Toole in "Under Milk Wood"
1973:
Made TV-movie debut in the two-part "Divorce His, Divorce Hers"; again collaborating with Richard Burton
1973:
Co-starred with Henry Fonda in "Ash Wednesday"
1980:
Last feature film role for 14 years, "The Mirror Crack'd"; also co-starred Rock Hudson
1981:
Made Broadway debut in a revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Actress
1981:
Co-narrated (with Orson Welles) the Holocaust compilation documentary "Genocide"
1983:
Produced a Broadway revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" starring herself and Richard Burton; produced through a company she formed titled the Elizabeth Theater Group
1985:
Played movie gossip columnist Louella Parsons in the TV-movie "Malice in Wonderland"
1987:
Launched first fragrance "Passion"
1988:
Hosted syndicated TV documentary special "AIDS: The Global Explosion"
1991:
Launched second fragrance "White Diamonds"
1992:
Lent her voice for baby Maggie's first word on Fox animated series "The Simpsons"
1994:
Returned to features for the live-action film "The Flintstones"
2001:
Last major acting performance, the ABC TV-movie "These Old Broads" with Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, and Joan Collins

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