Nowadays, all public celebrities have causes. But not before Elizabeth Taylor. With her advocacy for AIDS research, she made taking very public, very controversial stands acceptable.
Elizabeth Taylor's early roles featured only her beauty, but her career – and her fearless embrace of controversial issues – matured until she won three Oscars, including one for humanitarian work.
Elizabeth Taylor, the actress 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.
Elizabeth Taylor starred in 'Courage of Lassie' in 1946. Ms. Taylor passed away on March 23, 2011. She leaves behind a legacy of a breathtaking Hollywood career spanning decades and more than 50 films, and years of tireless fundraising for AIDS research.
Eddie Fisher sold millions of records in the 1950s with 32 hit songs. He married five times, including to movie stars Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor. Fisher died Wednesday and is survived by two daughters who followed him into acting.
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