Elizabeth Taylor, Rest in Peace

Elizabeth Taylor, Rest in Peace
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 23, 2011

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Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor has passed away at 79 years old.

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Taylor made her scree debut at 10 years old. She went on to star in over 50 movies.

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Taylor, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross attend Liza Minnelli’s wedding to producer David Gest in 2002.

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Taylor and Oprah Winfrey attend the 15th Carousel Of Hope Ball in 2002.

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Elizabeth Taylor attends Michael Jackson’s funeral service held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Sept. 3, 2009.

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Taylor once described her 20-year friendship with Michael Jackson as “the purest, most giving love.” They attended in 1986 the 14th Annual American Music Awards together.

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A fierce advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness, Taylor often worked with Magic Johnson on fundraising efforts. Here they are at the American Express Passport ’01 – 20 Years of Aids, 20 Years of Hope gala in 2001.

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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs poses with Taylor at Macy’s Passport Gala 2006.

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Taylor and Iman during Cannes 2002 – amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Cannes, France.

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Whoopi Goldberg and Taylor attend the Angel Awards 2001 in Los Angeles.

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Taylor was honored by the Kennedy Center in 2002. She poses with honorees musician Paul Simon (Front L),actor James Earl Jones (L), actress Chita Rivera © and conductor James Levine®.

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Taylor holds hands with Michael Jackson as the two arrive for ‘Happy Birthday Elizabeth – A Celebration of Life’ 16 February in 1997.

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Taylor, Liza Minelli, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston in 1988.

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Taylor meets with soprano Leontyne Price on the set of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” in 1977. Both women once played Cleopatra.

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Taylor and Alex Haley, author of “Roots” are pictured in Washington D.C. where they served as co-chairman of the African-American Institute’s Student Emergency Fund benefit in 1977.

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Taylor enjoys a laugh with entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. and singer Stephanie Mills in 1983.

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Taylor and Jackson share a moment during opening day festivities at Hollywood Park race track in 1986.

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Taylor accompanied MJ to the 1993 American Music Awards.

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor, accompanied by Michael Jackson, attend a gala charity concert honoring the career, life and fundraising achievement of Ms Taylor, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, far left, actress Elizabeth Taylor and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson take the stage together before the Passport ’96 “On the Edge” fashion show and HIV/AIDS fundraiser, Friday, Sept. 27, 1996.

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