Actress Elizabeth Taylor Has Died at Age 79
by PopEater Staff, posted Mar 23rd 2011 9:40AM
Elizabeth Taylor has passed away, ABC News has confirmed.
The actress died from congestive heart failure. She was 79. In a statement, her son Michael Wilding said, "We will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world."
Here's an Elizabeth Taylor retrospective, via ABC News:
The 'Cleopatra' star was hospitalized last month for heart failure, and also underwent heart surgery in 2009.
Taylor was no stranger to the television world. In 1981 the actress famously portrayed Helena Cassadine on the soap 'General Hospital.' She voiced Maggie Simpson for one episode of 'The Simpsons' and also voiced her cartoon self on one occasion. Taylor appeared as herself on several sitcoms, including 'Murphy Brown' and 'The Nanny.' Her last credited role was a voice in NBC's short-lived animated series 'God, the Devil and Bob.'
In a recent Harper's Bazaar interview with superfan Kim Kardashian, Taylor opened up about her many husbands, jewels and philanthropic work.
"I never planned to acquire a lot of jewels or a lot of husbands," Taylor told the 30-year-old Kardashian. "For me, life happened, just as it does for anyone else. I have been supremely lucky in my life in that I have known great love and, of course, I am the temporary custodian of some incredible and beautiful things. But I have never felt more alive than when I watched my children delight in something, never more alive than when I have watched a great artist perform, and never richer than when I have scored a big check to fight AIDS."
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See a collection of Liz Taylor's TV clips:
Here she is voicing Maggie Simpsons' first word:
A scene from 'All My Children' with Elizabeth acting opposite Carol Burnett: