Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember the life and career of two-time Academy Award-winning actress and beloved humanitarian Elizabeth Taylor on Sunday, April 10. The 24-hour memorial tribute, which is set to begin at 6 AM (ET/PT), will include both of Taylor's Oscar-winning performances, with Butterfield 8 (1960) at 8 PM (ET) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) at 10 PM (ET).
TCM's tribute will also feature Taylor in such memorable films as the family classics Lassie Come Home (1943) and National Velvet (1944); the delightful comedies Father of the Bride (1950) and Father's Little Dividend (1951); the historical epic Ivanhoe (1952); and the powerful dramas Giant (1956), Raintree County (1957) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). Also included is the spy drama Conspirator (1949), with Taylor in her first adult role.Read More
Actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away earlier this morning at the age of 79 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The actress had been hospitalized for the past six weeks. She passed away from congestive heart failure.
Elizabeth Taylor started acting at the age of 10, with early memorable roles in movies such as Lassie Come Home, her breakout role in National Velvet, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The actress won two Academy Awards for her performances in Butterfield 8 in 1960 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1966. She later won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 1993 Oscars. This Old Hollywood beauty transcended her craft and became an international icon, despite her involvement in one of the biggest Hollywood flops of all time, 1963's Cleopatra. She became even more famous for her personal life which included eight marriages and seven divorces, two of which were with actor Richard Burton.Read More