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Elizabeth Taylor

Dec 14, 2011 — Jewels owned by the late actress Elizabeth Taylor brought more than $115 million in an evening auction at Christie's, setting a sales record.
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Aug 30, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, college football scandals, and why more invasive doesn't always mean better medicine. In the second hour, the author of What It Is Like To Go To War, and TOTN summer movie series concludes with a look at the best Liz Taylor films.
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Mar 29, 2011 — "Savvy business dealings," including her highly popular perfumes, made the actress very rich. Now, much of her jewelry may be auctioned off to benefit AIDS research.
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Mar 23, 2011 — Elizabeth Taylor had a complicated and unique relationship with African-American audiences, says guest blogger Jimi Izrael.
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Mar 23, 2011 — Taylor's legacy as an early, outspoken advocate for people infected with HIV will live on.
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Mar 23, 2011 — The principal writer of her New York Times obituary died in 2005. Mel Gussow was a "longtime critic and cultural reporter" for the newspaper.
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Mar 23, 2011 — In remembrance of the Hollywood legend, life.com has published rare photos.
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Mar 23, 2011 — Taylor, made her movie debut at the age of 10 in There's One Born Every Minute. Her role in 1944's National Velvet made her a star.
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