March 23, 2011 in Nation/World
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FILE - In this 1943 file photo, 11- year-old Elizabeth Taylor is shown with Lassie around the time of her performance in “Lassie Comes Home” in Los Angeles. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In a 1944 file photo, young actress Elizabeth Taylor is seen during the time that she was filming “National Velvet”. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In a June 10, 1950 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is shown on her arrival from Paris to London, at the Savoy Hotel. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In a Sept. 22, 1951 file photo, Elizabeth Taylor is shown at the premiere of “The Lady with the Lamp” at the Warner Theater in London. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - A Jan. 6, 1953 file photo shows one of the first pictures of Elizabeth Taylor with son Michael Howard Wilding, son of Taylor and English actor Michael Wilding. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1953 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor stands on the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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In a March 7, 1956 photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Elizabeth Taylor shops in Las Vegas. Publicist Sally Morrison says Taylor died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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In this June 19,1958 photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds are at the opening of Eddie Fisher’s show at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. Publicist Sally Morrison says Taylor died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In this March 2, 1959 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor, accompanied by her physician, Dr. Rexford Kennamer, walks through Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago where she attended ceremony dedicating the grave marker of her late husband, showman Mike Todd who died a year earlier. On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen life was often upstaged by her stormy personal life, died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she had been hospitalized for about six weeks. She was 79.

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FILE - In this May 12, 1959 file photo, Eddie Fisher stands with his wife Elizabeth Taylor after their marriage in Las Vegas. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - This 1961 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor in the film “Butterfield 8” in 1961. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In this April 19, 1961 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor holds the Oscar she won as 1960’s best film actress for her role in “Butterfield 8,” while speaking with reporters in Hollywood, Calif. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - This May 8, 1962 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor on the set of the movie “Cleopatra,” in Rome. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In this June 15, 1962 file photo, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor arrive in a motor launch at the small town Porto d’Ischia, on the isle of Ischia in the Gulf of Naples, Italy for the shooting of some scenes of “Cleopatra”. Publicist Sally Morrison says Taylor died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

FILE - Actress Elizabeth Taylor poses as Queen Cleopatra in this photo from Joseph L. Mankiewiez’ 1963 film, “Cleopatra”. Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at age 79.

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FILE - This 1966 file photo shows Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Martha, and Richard Burton in the role of George in a scene from the 1966 movie “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Publicist Sally Morrison says Taylor died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE- This April 2, 1974 file photo shows actress Elizabeth Taylor standing by a statue of the Academy Award Oscar in Los Angeles. Elizabeth Taylor had it all: the violet, almond-shaped eyes, the creamy skin, the pouty lips and raven hair. Of course, there were her Oscars, iconic roles and many husbands, too, but Taylor is indeed most renowned for her beauty. She died Wednesday at age 79 of congestive heart failure.

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 1985 file photo, Liza Minelli, left, hugs actress Elizabeth Taylor, who holds her Cecil B. DeMille award in Beverly Hills, Calif. Publicist Sally Morrison says Taylor died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 1991 file photo, Elizabeth Taylor arrives at a restaurant accompanied by her husband Larry Fortenski in London. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 1993 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor is escorted by acrobat Mathieu Roy from the Cirque du Soleil to a special performance at the circus to raise funds for Taylor’s AIDS foundation in Chicago. Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen life was often upstaged by her stormy personal life, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she had been hospitalized for about six weeks. She was 79.

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FILE - This Feb. 16, 1997 file photo shows Elizabeth Taylor arriving with Michael Jackson at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles for her birthday celebration. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.

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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2007 file photo, Elizabeth Taylor arrives at Paramount Studios in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles to give a benefit performance of A.R. Gurney’s play “Love Letters” for the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.