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Tag: Elizabeth Taylor
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It’s four o’clock in the afternoon, and I’m walking down a busy sidewalk in an upscale neighborhood in Tehran. My mother and her friend have picked me up from school and driven me here without saying what we’re going to do or why we can’t stop at home first so I can change...
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Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at age 79, spent much of her life in the public eye – famous for her violet eyes and her jewelry – and she managed over the years to transition from child star, to legendary beauty, to Oscar-winning actress, to tabloid fodder for her...
March 24, 2011 | 1:09 pm
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Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, who maintained a support for Israel after converting to Judaism in the late 1950s, has died.
Taylor, known for her violet eyes and her plethora of husbands, died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,...
March 23, 2011 | 9:03 am
Famed actress, Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79. She had recently been receiving treatment for congestive heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital.
Taylor was raised a Christian scientist, but converted to Judaism at age 27. Her Hebrew name is Elisheba Rachel Taylor.
February 22, 2011 | 12:14 am
I watched mother/daughter pair, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, on the late night showing of Oprah, last night. I’ve known of these two Hollywood icons all my life, like most people who have even the smallest idea of pop culture. Debbie Reynolds first appeared on the big screen...
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