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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor


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Also Known As: Died: March 23, 2011
Born: February 27, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Letter to True, A (2005)
A collection of the director's favorite images of his dogs, friends, and historical world events.
These Old Broads (2001) as Beryl Mason
The careers of Kate Westburn, Addie Holden and Piper Grayson -- three great stars of Hollywood's golden age of movie musicals -- are revived when the one film they made together unexpectedly becomes a huge cult hit in re-release. Seeing an opportunity to save his precarious network job, Gavin, a tel
Get Bruce (1999)
Who do Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Whoopi Goldberg call the funniest man in Hollywood? A guy you've never heard of until now: Bruce Vilanch. Chances are, when a star needs a little (or a lot of) advice, they'll say two words: 'Get Bruce!' Vilanch has written for every type of aw
Flintstones, The (1994) as Pearl Slaghoople
A promotion moves Fred up to the executive suite at the Slate & Co. quarry.
Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth (1989) as Alexandra Del Lago
An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 1959 play about a fading film star who finds solace through drugs, alcohol and young men. Now involved with a drifter, Chance Wayne, Alexandra Del Lago is unaware he wants to manipulate their relationship for his own ulterior motives. Returning together to the Fl
Il Giovane Toscanini (1988)
Drama depicting Arturo Toscanini's conducting debut in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 18.
Poker Alice (1987)
A Bible-reading woman with a knack for playing cards unexpectedly wins a whorehouse in a poker game. With the aid of her cousin and a friendly bounty hunter, the lady assumes the role of "madame", putting her in conflict with the town's citizens and a rival brothel-owner, who happens to be the town'
There Must Be a Pony (1986)
After suffering a nervous breakdown, an actress makes a successful comeback in Hollywood.
The Spencer Tracy Legacy (1986)
Katharine Hepburn pays tribute to one of the screen''''s most natural actors, Spencer Tracy.
Malice in Wonderland (1985)
Fact-based comedy drama recounting Hollywood's legendary feud between Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper during filmdom's golden era. Jane Alexander's depiction of Hedda Hopper won her an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actress, with other nominations going to costume designers Nolan Miller and M
Between Friends (1983)
In this superstar teaming for the second TV film made especially for Home Box Office, Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett are a couple of divorcees--the former looking for some man to keep her in diamonds and champagne; the latter, a real estate agent just looking for a man. An unlikely friendship is
Genocide (1981) as Narration
The mass murder of Jewish people by the Nazi regime is chronicled, with a warning that anti-Semitism is on the rise and the events of the Holocaust could happen again. The history of European Jewish culture and events before and during the Holocaust are seen in newsreels, photographs, and animated s
Winter Kills (1979) as Lola Camonte
An assassinated president''''s brother investigates the unsolved crime.
Return Engagement (1978) as Dr Emily Loomis
The story of Dr. Emily Loomis, a professor of ancient history whose secret past as a dancing girl comes to light when she becomes romantically involved with one of her students.
Little Night Music, A (1977)
Fredrik EGerman is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrik goes to see an old flame, the famous actress Desiree Armfeldt. Desiree is getting tired of her life, and is thinkin of settling down, and sets her sights on Fredrik, despite his marriage, and her own married lover Count Carl-Magnus. She gets her mother to invite the EGermans to her country estate for the weekend. But when Carl-Magnus and his wife Charlotte appear, too, things begin to get farcical (Send in the Clowns), and the night must smile for the third time before all the lovers are united.
It's Showtime (1976)
Film clips trace the careers of the screen's most popular animal actors.
Victory at Entebbe (1976)
The first of two dramatic re-creations of the July 4, 1976 Israeli lightning raid on the airport at Entebbe, Uganda, to rescue a planeload of hostages who had been taken by Palestinian hijackers. Rushed into release, this was shown initially on videotape and later converted to film for theatrical sh
Blue Bird, The (1976) as Mother; Witch
A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire, Bread, and other entities.
That's Entertainment! (1974)
An all-star cast, including Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, introduces clips from MGM''''s greatest musicals.
Identikit (1974)
Night Watch (1973) as Ellen Wheeler
A woman recovering from mental problems witnesses a murder, but nobody believes her.
Ash Wednesday (1973)
Barbara gets secret plastic surgery in Switzerland in an attempt to save her marriage to Mark, but he doesn't seem interested in meeting her. She checks in to a ski resort to wait for Mark, and begins getting attention from young men. Her daughter tries to warn her that even though she has had the surgery it might be too late for her marriage, but she clings to the hope that Mark will come back once he sees her new look. Meanwhile, she must decide whether or not have an affair with a young man she's met.
X Y & Zee (1972) as Zee [Blakeley]
A possessive woman fights to end her husband's affair with a younger woman.
Hammersmith Is Out (1972) as Jimmie Jean Jackson
The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (Bridges) vast riches if he'll help him escape.
Under Milk Wood (1971) as Rosie Probert
This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of Blind Captain cat. This is a true "Classic" of modern British writing with a wonderful, mischievous use of language.
The Only Game in Town (1970) as Fran Walker
A chorus girl meets a pianist in Las Vegas and they embark on an affair only to be interrupted by his gambling and the arrival of her former lover.
Secret Ceremony (1968) as Leonora
A tormented rich girl hires a prostitute to act as her mother.
Doctor Faustus (1968) as Helen of Troy
A scholar sells his soul to the devil for knowledge.
Boom! (1968) as Flora Goforth
A reclusive millionairess takes in a magnetic drifter with a thing for dying women.
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) as Leonora Penderton
A military officer becomes obsessed with an enlisted man.
The Comedians (1967) as Martha Pineda
American and British tourists get caught up in political unrest in Haiti.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967) as Katharina
A fortune hunter agrees to wed a temperamental woman so his friend can court her sister.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) as Martha
An academic couple reveal their deepest secret to a pair of newcomers during an all-night booze fest.
The Sandpiper (1965) as Laura Reynolds
An Episcopal priest falls for a free-living artist.
Cleopatra (1963) as Cleopatra
The legendary Egyptian queen tries to use her beauty to conquer the Roman Empire.
The V.I.P.s (1963) as Frances Andros
Wealthy passengers fogged in at London's Heathrow Airport fight to survive a variety of personal trials.
Scent of Mystery (1960) as Sally Kennedy
An Englishman is part of a search for a mysterious woman who is to inherit three-million dollars but must come forward by midnight the following day.
BUtterfield 8 (1960) as Gloria Wandrous
A party girl ruins her life when she falls for a married man.
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) as Catherine Holly
A dowager tries to buy a lobotomy to silence the woman who witnessed her son's murder.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) as Maggie Pollitt
A dying plantation owner tries to help his alcoholic son solve his problems.
Raintree County (1957) as Susanna Drake Shawnessy
In this sumptuous Civil War story, a willful southern belle goes mad out of fear that she may be part black.
Giant (1956) as Leslie Lynnton Benedict
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954) as Helen Ellswirth
A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress.
Beau Brummell (1954) as Lady Patricia [Belham]
An English Don Juan courts the Prince of Wales'''' favor while romancing his way through society.
Elephant Walk (1954) as Ruth Wiley
A rich planter''''s young bride tries to cope with life on a Ceylonese plantation.
Rhapsody (1954) as Louise Durant
A wealthy socialite is torn between the classical violinist who excites her and the pianist who needs her.
The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) as Jean Latimer
A criminal lawyer's daughter falls for one of his clients.
Love Is Better Than Ever (1952) as Anastasia [Staci] Macaboy
A small-town girl falls for a big-city talent agent.
Ivanhoe (1952) as Rebecca
Sir Walter Scott's classic tale of the noble knight torn between his fair lady and a beautiful Jew.
Father's Little Dividend (1951) as Kay Dunstan
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, a doting father faces a series of comic trials when his daughter has her first child.
Callaway Went Thataway (1951) as
A real cowboy signs on to impersonate a faded western star for public appearances.
A Place in the Sun (1951) as Angela Vickers
An ambitious young man wins an heiress'''' heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend''''s pregnancy.
Father of the Bride (1950) as Kay Banks
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
The Big Hangover (1950) as Mary Belney
A lawyer's path to the top is blocked by his allergy to alcohol.
Little Women (1949) as Amy [March]
The four daughters of a New England family fight for happiness during and after the Civil War.
Conspirator (1949) as Melinda Greyton [Curragh]
A newlywed suspects her husband of being a Communist spy.
Julia Misbehaves (1948) as Susan Packett
A showgirl returns to her stuffy estranged husband when their daughter gets engaged.
A Date with Judy (1948) as Carol Pringle
A teenager thinks her father is involved with a fiery Latin singer.
Cynthia (1947) as Cynthia Bishop
A sheltered girl uses music as a means of winning her independence.
Life with Father (1947) as Mary [Skinner]
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Courage of Lassie (1946) as Kathie [Eleanor] Merrick
A young girl tries to rehabilitate the famous collie after his return from combat service in World War II.
National Velvet (1945) as Velvet Brown
A British farm girl fights to train a difficult horse for the Grand National Steeplechase.
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) as Betsy Kenney, age 10
An American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars.
Jane Eyre (1944) as Helen
A governess at a remote estate falls in love with her brooding employer.
Lassie Come Home (1943) as Priscilla
A faithful collie undertakes an arduous journey to return to her lost family.
There's One Born Every Minute (1942) as Gloria [Ann Twine]
The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen (Peggy Moran) is in love with Jimmy but her mother wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr. (Scott Jordan), son of Cadwalader, Sr.(Guy Kibbee), political boss of the city and mentor and whip of the present mayor, Moe Carson (Edgar Kennedy). Cadwalader is backing Twine for mayor even though he knows he can't win, as he wants to keep a stronger candidate out of the running. But after the discovery of Zumph in Twine's pudding, Cadwalader realizes that Twine will win the election. He has Twine's pudding branded as a fake and Twine as a fraud. But Lemuel comes from a long line of fighting Twines and, as he dozes, his ancestors appear before him telling him to fight to the end.

Producer (feature film)

The Taming of the Shrew (1967) as Producer
A fortune hunter agrees to wed a temperamental woman so his friend can court her sister.
The Guest (1964) as Financial backers
Two cynical and eerily misanthropic brothers hire an older caretaker to look after their flat and they slowly begin to psychologically menace him.

Cast (special)

25th Anniversary Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (2002)
Coverage of the Kennedy Center Honors presentation, which pays tribute to outstanding Americans who have distinguished themselves in the performing arts. Honorees are: actor James Earl Jones, conductor James Levine, dancer/actress Chita Rivera, singer/songwriter Paul Simon and actress Elizabeth Tayl
Intimate Portrait: Elizabeth Taylor (2002)
Portrait of actress, spokesperson and businesswoman Elizabeth Taylor.
58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (2001)
Live coverage of the 58th annual Golden Globe Awards presentation from the Beverly Hilton. Awards for film and television stars are presented by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand (2001)
The American Film Institute honors Barbra Streisand with its Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments both in front of and behind the camera.
Elizabeth Taylor: England's Other Elizabeth (2001)
Born in London but raised in the old Hollywood studio system, Elizabeth Taylor remains a silver-screen icon. A favorite leading lady of Tennessee Williams, she dazzled as Shakespeare's Kate and won an Oscar as Edward Albee's Martha. She is one of the most famous women in the world and is remembered
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (2001)
Concert special from Madison Square Garden celebrating the music career of Michael Jackson.
Celebration: 100 Years of Great Women With Barbara Walters, A (1999) as Interviewee
ABC News special providing the stories of some of the 20th century's most influential, distinguished and fascinating women. Includes new and archival interviews conducted by Barbara Walters.
James Bacon: The E! True Hollywood Story (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of Hollywood Associated Press Correspondent James Bacon.
Happy Birthday Elizabeth -- A Celebration of Life (1997)
Special celebrating Elizabeth Taylor's 65th birthday. Featuring never-before-seen footage of her life and career, as well as appearances and performances by celebrities, government leaders and international dignitaries.
How to Be Absolutely Fabulous (1995)
Special taking a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the third and final season of the British series "Absolutely Fabulous." Includes interviews with the cast and producers, telephone messages from Bette Midler, and Elizabeth Taylor and Neil Tennant conducting business with Roseanne regarding th
Jackson Family Honors, The (1994)
Members of the singing Jackson family gather to honor individuals known for their charitable work. This year's recepients of Lifetime Achievement Awards are Elizabeth Taylor and Berry Gordy.
65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1993)
Broadcast of the 65th annual Academy Awards presentation.
American Music Awards, The (1993)
A presentation of the 20th annual American Music Awards, honoring musical artists in pop/rock, soul/rhythm & blues, country, heavy metal, rap and adult contemporary.
American Film Institute Salute to Elizabeth Taylor, The (1993)
Broadcast of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award dinner honoring actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Elizabeth Taylor (1993)
Documentary on the life and career of actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Michael Jackson Talks... To Oprah -- 90 Primetime Minutes With the King of Pop (1993)
A live special in which Oprah Winfrey interviews Michael Jackson at his Santa Ynez Valley ranch in California.
In a New Light '93 (1993)
An information and entertainment special focusing on the fight against AIDS.
64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1992)
Live coverage of the sixty-fourth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues (1992)
A special examining the life and career of Michael Jackson through private home movies, rare behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with celebrity friends.
In a New Light (1992)
An information and entertainment special focusing on the fight against AIDS.
Entertainers '91: The Top 20 of the Year (1991)
A special focusing on 20 key entertainers of 1991.
America's All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (1989)
Coverage of the presentation to Elizabeth Taylor of the second annual America's Hope Award, given to an individual deemed to exemplify the American spirit. Highlights include clips from Taylor's film career; serenades by Kenny Rogers, Stevie Wonder, Carol Burnett and Dudley Moore; and a production n
Richard Burton: In From the Cold (1989)
A two-part documentary examining the life and career of actor Richard Burton, who died in 1984. Included are clips from Burton's stage and screen performances and interviews with family members.
AIDS: The Global Explosion (1988)
A two-hour special examining the the AIDS epidemic.
Michael Jackson (1988)
A segment of the series "Motown on Showtime" which focuses on pop star Michael Jackson. The program features clips from his days in the "Jackson 5," from the group's first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," to their 1984 "Victory Tour." Also included are home movies and interviews with some of
59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1987)
Live coverage of the fifty-ninth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
Natalie Wood (1987)
A "Crazy About the Movies" presentation that uses exclusive family photographs and film footage to capture the personal and artistic growth of actress Natalie Wood, who blossomed from a child star of the 1940s and 50s to a sophisticated leading lady of the 60s and 770s. The program also features int
All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., An (1986)
A two-hour variety special celebrating the first occurance of an official national holiday honoring the late civil rights leader. The live special originates before audiences at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, the Civic Center in Atlanta, and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Liberty Weekend (1986)
ABC's extensive coverage of "Liberty Weekend" includes over 17 hours of scheduled telecasting, beginning on July 2, 1986, with a "Liberty Weekend Preview" and ending on July 6, with the closing ceremonies from Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Other major events in the marathon coverage include the Open
Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday (1986)
A birthday bash in honor of Bob Hope's eighty-third Birthday and the seventy-fifth anniversary of naval aviation. Taped aboard the USS Lexington off the coast of Florida and at the Pensacola Naval Aviation Station.
50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, The (1985)
An all-star party that honors President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, on the occasion of his inauguration to his second term.
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Star-Studded Spoof of the New TV Season -- G Rated -- With Glamour, Glitter & Gags (1982)
Bob Hope hosts this variety special featuring comedy skethces that spoof the 1982-83 television season.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Women I Love - Beautiful but Funny (1982)
A salute to the women Bob Hope has worked with for 32 years on television.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Stand Up and Cheer For the National Football League's 60th Year (1981)
A salute to the National Football League on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of its founding.
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary (1978)
The program recalls the music, song, and comedy of the past 100 years and celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the General Electric Company.
Elizabeth Taylor in London (1963) as Host
A personalized tour of London as seen through the eyes of actress Elizabeth Taylor.

Misc. Crew (special)

68th Annual Academy Awards, The (1996)
Live presentation of the 68th annual Academy Awards.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

North and South (1985)
A twelve-hour miniseries, adapted from John Jakes' best-selling novel, that depicts the turbulent historical background of conflict between the North and the South during the years 1842 to 1861. Orry Main, a young southern West Point cadet, establishes a life-long friendship with a fellow cadet, nor

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Divorce His/Divorce Hers (1973) as Jane Reynolds
In their TV movie debuts, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton co-starred in this unusual two-part film -- actually two films or two stories running concurrently -- delving into the dissolution of an eighteen-year marriage through the eyes of both parties.

Cast (short)

Just One More Time (1974)
This promotional short film offers a behind-the-scenes look at the feature "That''''s Entertainment" (1974).
That's Entertainment! (Gala Premiere) (1974)
This short film presents the gala premiere for "That''''s Entertainment!" (1974).
The Comedians in Africa (1967)
A behind the scenes short film detailing the making of "The Comedians" (1967).
The Big Sur (1965)
This promotional short provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "The Sandpiper" (1965).
A Statue for "The Sandpiper" (1965)
In this promotional short, Edmund Kara uses large redwood tree stumps to create a statue of Elizabeth Taylor for the film "The Sandpiper" (1965).
On the Trail of the Iguana (1964)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the on-location filming of "The Night of the Iguana" (1964).
Operation Raintree (1957)
This MGM short is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Raintree County" (1957).

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