RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor died early this morning (3/23/22) of congestive heart failure. The two time Oscar winner was perhaps as well known for her multiple marriages and AIDS activism as she was for the remarkable range of roles she played during her six-decades-long acting career. And who can forget those violet eyes? Elizabeth Taylor’s reign as queen of Hollywood saw many milestones; she became the highest paid actress with her million dollar contract to play the lead role in Cleopatra, she also paved the way for AIDS activists and the press’ breathless coverage ushered in a new era of celebrity journalism. With eight marriages and reoccurring problems with drinking and her health, she was arguably the first mega celebrity, garnering breathless and relentless coverage of her career and life for several decades.

Source: AirTalk for March 23, 2011

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