23 March 2011 6:16 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Elizabeth Taylor, the iconic actress, activist and Hollywood legend, has died at age 79, according to NBC News. She had been hospitalized several times in recent years for congestive heart failure and was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital in February for monitoring, but no official cause of death has been announced. Her first screen appearance came when she was nine years old, and by age 12 she was a bona fide star thanks to National Velvet the saga of a girl and her beloved horse that became a massive hit. From there she went on to become one of the most massive stars the industry has ever known, a woman capable of leading both the era's most expensive and bloated movie Cleopatra and completely baring her soul in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, the film for which she won her second Oscar. With her immense fame came scandal and rumor; Taylor »


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