27 February 1932 - 23 March 2011
"People who know me well, call me Elizabeth. I dislike Liz."
Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor died this morning, at age 79, after six weeks in Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital for congestive heart failure. She was surrounded by her four children.
Known for her dark beauty and violet eyes, she was the winner of two Oscars and made over 50 films in a career which started in 1942 and went all the way through 2001. She starred in such films as Lassie Come Home, National Velvet, A Date With Judy, The V.I.P.s, and The Taming of the Shrew (the latter two with husband, Richard Burton).
She also wrote a very fun book called "Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair With Jewelry". It shows many of the fabulous piece of jewelry in her personal collection and is filled with stories about each piece. Very fun and the photos are grand!
To read a full obituary, click here to read the LATimes obituary or here to read the NYTimes obituary.