Another Hollywood legend has left us this week as actress Elizabeth Taylor has reportedly passed away at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She had been hospitalized a few weeks ago with congestive heart failure, and although for a while her condition seemed to stabilize, ultimately she was not able to overcome it. She was 79 years old. Taylor had not done much acting over the past few decades, but she was well known for her charity work and her friendship with Michael Jackson, and she will always be remembered for her top notch performances throughout the ’50s and ’60s.
Widely considered to be one of the last major stars to come out of the old Hollywood studio system, Taylor got her first big break at the age of 10 in There’s One Born Every Minute. The movie that truly made her a star was National Velvet, co-starring Mickey Rooney, and from there she went on to star in Giant with James Dean and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Paul Newman. She also headlined Cleopatra, still seen as one of the most expensive movies ever made, and eventually won Oscars for her performances in BUtterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. What will you remember Elizabeth Taylor for most?