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Elizabeth Taylor: Academy pays tribute at 2012 Oscars

February 27, 2012

Elizabeth Taylor featured prominently in the In Memoriam section of the Academy Award ceremony currently taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf actor died in March 2011 aged 79, and was one of the most prominent figures of Hollywood glamour through the 1950s and 60s. She is especially well remembered for her multiple marriages, including two to fellow actor Richard Burton.

Taylor was originally signed as a child actress in Hollywood, making her first film at the age of 9, and eventually made her mark aged 12 in the horse-racing picture National Velvet (1944). She made a successful transition to adult roles, and by the mid-50s was finding increasing acclaim, being Oscar nominated for four years in a row for Raintree County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer and Butterfield 8, for which she finally won best actress in 1960. Read More

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