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Elizabeth Taylor . By: Bess Freeman. Family. My name is Elizabeth Taylor. I was born at Heathwood , a suburb of London. My parents were Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Sothern, who were Americans living in England. I have an older brother named Howard Taylor. Renunciation.

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elizabeth taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

By: Bess Freeman

family
Family
  • My name is Elizabeth Taylor.
  • I was born at Heathwood, a suburb of London.
  • My parents were Francis Lenn Taylor and Sara Sothern, who were Americans living in England.
  • I have an older brother named Howard Taylor.
renunciation
Renunciation
  • I was originally born as a dual citizen.
  • I signed an Oath of Renunciation but crossed out the phrase, “abjure all allegiance and fidelity to the United States”. The U.S. declared my renunciation as invalid.
  • One year later I signed it again without the alteration and it was accepted.
immigration
Immigration
  • In 1977, during my current husband’s, John Warner, Senate campaign, I applied to become a citizen again and was accepted.
religion
Religion
  • I was raised Christian Science.
  • 1959, when I was 27, I converted to Judaism.
  • My Hebrew name was Elisheba Rachel.
acting
Acting
  • My breakout role was in 1944 when I starred in National Velvet.
  • My parents pushed her to continue acting when I wanted to quit.
  • Some of my more famous movies include: A Place in the Sun, Cleopatra, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
activism
Activism
  • I was a very big activist for HIV and AIDS-related projects and charities.
  • I helped raise more than $270 million for the cause.
  • I cofounded the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
marriages
Marriages
  • Before I actually got married, I was engaged twice to two different men.
  • Conrad “Nicky” Hilton (May 6, 1950 – January 29, 1951)
  • Michael Wilding (February 21, 1952 – January 26, 1957)
  • Michael Todd (February 2, 1957 – March 22, 1958)
  • Eddie Fisher (May 12, 1959 – March 6, 1964)
  • Richard Burton (March 15, 1964 – June 26, 1974) (October 10, 1975 – July 29, 1976) Sixteen months after divorcing they remarried, but soon separated and redivorced in 1976.
  • John Warner (December 4, 1976 – November 7, 1982)
  • Larry Fortensky (October 6, 1991 – October 31, 1996)
illnesses
Illnesses
  • I was hospitalized more that 70 times and had at least 20 major surgeries.
  • I broke my back 5 time, had both of my hips replaced, had a hysterectomy, suffered from dysentery and phlebitis, punctured my esophagus, had a benign brain tumor operation, had skin cancer, had pneumonia twice, and had an emergency tracheotomy.
  • I also had a condition that gave me double eyelashes.
death
Death
  • In 2004, I announced that I had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure.
  • I died on March 23, 2011 at age 79.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Taylor
  • http://i.rankingfamosos.com/imagenes/famosos/20110214/elizabeth-taylor-24.jpg\
  • http://lisawallerrogers.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/elizabeth-taylor-age-10.jpg
  • http://www.virginmedia.com/movies/features/elizabeth-taylor-greatest-films.php?page=9
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