Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
1950. To Nicky Hilton Jr.
There's One Born Every Minute. Played the role as Gloria Twine.
8. Larry Fortensky, John Warner, Richard Burton (2), Eddie Fisher, Michael Todd, Michael Wilding, Nicky Hilton Jr.
1954. Elizabeth was 22 years old when she appeared on the November 11th episode of "What's My Line?".
February 1932. Elizabeth was born on February 27th, 1932.
|Who is the close friend of hers that died of AIDS that coersed her to become the founding chair of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) in 1985?||Life and Times of Elizabeth Taylor
Rock Hudson . Rock Hudson aka Roy Harold Scherer Jr was born on November 17th, 1925 and died on October 2nd, 1985 from AIDS.
Francis and Sara. Her father Francis was an art dealer and her mother, Sara, was an actress. Elizabeth has one brother, Howard.
1950. Elizabeth received her diploma from University High School on January 26th, 1950.
18. Elizabeth and Nicholas Conrad Hilton Jr., (aka Nicky Hilton), were married on May 6, 1950. They divorced on January 29, 1951.
6336 Hollywood Blvd. Marlo Thomas' star is located at 6904 Hollywood Blvd. Rip Taylor's star is located at 6625 Hollywood Blvd and Lana Turner's star is located at 6241 Hollywood Blvd.
1961. Elizabeth was first nominated in 1958 for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Raintree Country". Her second nomination came in 1959 also for Best Actress for her work in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". She was nominated a third time in 1960 for Best Actress for the 195fSuddenly, Last Summer". Her first win for Best Actress came in 1961 for her work in "Butterfield 8". She won her second Oscar in 1967 for Best Actress for her role in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".
10. Elizabeth made her screen debut at the age of 10 in the 1942 film "There's One Born Every Minute". She was 12 when she started to receive child-star status when she played the leading role in Clarence Brown's "National Velvet".
Rosemond. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born on February 27th, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England.
|"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1966) brought Elizabeth her second Oscar. The film was based on a play, this one written by another famous playwright. Can you name the author?||Elizabeth Taylor's Leading Men, On-Screen
Edward Albee. She gave a fierce performance in this film, put on a good deal of weight for it, and was made to look frumpy. Her husband, Richard Burton co-starred with her, along with Sandy Dennis and George Segal. Taylor and Burton were married for ten years, divorced, then married and divorced again. Today she is Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Mary Taylor, having been awarded a DBE (Dame of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II.
|This 1963 film caused a sensation while it was being filmed, as much for the antics of the starring performers as anything else. It stars Elizabeth Taylor as "Cleopatra". Who was her co-star in the film, and in real life? ||Elizabeth Taylor's Leading Men, On-Screen
Richard Burton. Ms. Taylor was paid one million dollars to star in the movie. While it seems like a pittance today, compared to the astronomical salaries some actors earn, in those days it was a huge amount. "Cleopatra" was the most expensive film ever made at that time. There were enormous problems with this movie...Elizabeth became very ill, there were many cast and script changes. Still, the film is quite spectacular. When Elizabeth dumped her then husband Eddie Fisher for Richard Burton, the press went berserk. Her marriage to Fisher lasted less than 5 years, and they were divorced in 1964.
|"Butterfield 8" (1960) featured Elizabeth as a call girl searching for happiness. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for this one. One of her co-stars happened to be her husband at the time. Who was he?||Elizabeth Taylor's Leading Men, On-Screen
Eddie Fisher. Laurence Harvey, Dina Merrill and Mildred Dunnock were featured in this one. Elizabeth had received a large amount of bad press for her marriage to Eddie Fisher, since they got together when he was still married to Debbie Reynolds, a very popular girl-next-door type. Reynolds later said that Taylor had done her a favor. In 1961 Elizabeth was hospitalized with pneumonia, was given an emergency tracheotomy and was reportedly near death. This was the first of the many illnesses that have plagued her.
|In "Suddenly Last Summer" (1959) Elizabeth played Catherine, a young woman traumatized by a horrifying incident she witnessed while on vacation in Spain. Who played Elizabeth's aunt in this film?||Elizabeth Taylor's Leading Men, On-Screen
Katharine Hepburn. Montgomery Clift played a sympathetic doctor who treats Catherine, and eventually uncovers the truth about the incident, thus saving her from a lobotomy. This film was based on a play by Tennessee Williams, and the cast includes Mercedes McCambridge and Albert Dekker. Joseph Mankiewicz directed, and Gore Vidal wrote the screenplay. There were several Academy Award nominations for this interesting film.
|She played Maggie the Cat in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" in 1958. It was based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, and co-starred Paul Newman as Brick. Who wrote the play?||Elizabeth Taylor's Leading Men, On-Screen
Tennesee Williams. It is said that Tennessee Williams disliked the film intensely. But Elizabeth showed what a fine actress she was, and received an Oscar nomination for it, as did Paul Newman. Burl Ives, Jack Carson, Judith Anderson and Madeline Sherwood played Brick's obnoxious relatives in this movie. About a week after shooting began on the film, in March of 1958, Elizabeth's husband of little over a year, the producer Mike Todd, was killed in a plane crash.
|"Giant", made in 1956, was based on a novel by Edna Ferber. It's the story of rivalries between men in a wealthy Texas family. Elizabeth was Leslie Benedict--who played her husband Bick?||Elizabeth Taylor's Leading Men, On-Screen
Rock Hudson. In addition to Taylor and Hudson, the cast featured James Dean (in his last film), Carroll Baker, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, and Sal Mineo. The film, set over generations, dealt with the subjects of family conflicts and racism. "Giant" was a huge box-office success and earned several Oscar nominations and an Academy Award for Best Director for George Stevens. It was a good film, with a fine performance by Elizabeth. She and Rock Hudson became good friends. His death from AIDS was one of the reasons for Elizabeth's courageous crusade against the disease.
Van Johnson. The cast of the film included Walter Pidgeon, Eva Gabor and Donna Reed. Based on a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, an ex-GI meets a beautiful young woman in post-WWII Paris, they fall in love, then things begin to fall apart. At this point in her personal life, Elizabeth was married to the English actor Michael Wilding.
Montgomery Clift. The film was based on a novel by Theodore Dreiser, entitled "An American Tragedy", which in turn was based on an actual incident. A young man is on his way to success and love with a beautiful young woman, when someone from his past reappears, with tragic consequences. The film won six Oscars, including Best Director, for George Stevens. The fine cast included Shelley Winters and Raymond Burr.
|Elizabeth got married in real life for the first time two days before the opening of her movie, "Father of the Bride"(1950). Who played the father of the bride in the film? ||Elizabeth Taylor's Leading Men, On-Screen
Spencer Tracy. Joan Bennett played her mother in this film, and Don Taylor the lucky groom. "Father of the Bride" is the comic story of the wedding of a wealthy lawyer's only daughter. Spencer Tracy was great in this one. Elizabeth's real-life husband was Conrad Hilton Jr, and they parted less than a year later.
|"Little Women" (1949) was one of Elizabeth's earliest films. She played the part of Amy, the youngest of the March sisters, who eventually married Laurie, the rich boy next door. Who played Laurie?||Elizabeth Taylor's Leading Men, On-Screen
Peter Lawford. Elizabeth wore a blonde wig with long curls for this one, and she looked quite fetching. She would have been about seventeen when this version of "Little Women" was made. It was based on Louisa May Alcott's story of family life in the 1860's, and four sisters growing into adulthood during the difficult years of the Civil War. Her sisters were played by June Allyson (Jo), Janet Leigh (Meg) and Margaret O'Brien (Beth). I love this movie.