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Jane Fonda receives AFI Life Achievement Award

Jane Fonda receives AFI Life Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) --The American Film Institute honored Jane Fonda with the 42nd Life Achievement Award on Thursday evening.
Annie Martin
Actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- The Hollywood icon died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles.
Kate Stanton
Emma Watson admits to being jealous of other actresses

Emma Watson admits to being jealous of other actresses

March 17 (UPI) -- Emma Watson grew up on the silver screen as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, and she says the transition from child star to adult actress wasn't easy.
Veronica Linares

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
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Colin Farrell says working with Eva Marie Saint was 'a dream'

Colin Farrell says working with Eva Marie Saint was 'a dream'

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Irish actor Colin Farrell, who has expressed in the past his great esteem for film legends like Peter O'Toole and Elizabeth Taylor, says sharing the screen with Eva Marie Saint in the supernatural romance "Winter's Tale" was a career highlight for him.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to present actress Helen Mirren with its Academy Fellowship in London next month.
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals says British actress Helen Mirren will be the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award.
Tracey Ullman's husband dies after cancer battle

Tracey Ullman's husband dies after cancer battle

Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Allen McKeown, the British comedy producer who was married to singer and actress Tracey Ullman, died at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday after battling prostate cancer.
Gabrielle Levy
Producer Allan McKeown dead at 67

Producer Allan McKeown dead at 67

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Producer Allan McKeown, husband of comic actress Tracey Ullman, has died of prostate cancer at his home in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.
Colin Farrell: Elizabeth Taylor was my last 'romantic relationship' [VIDEO]

Colin Farrell: Elizabeth Taylor was my last 'romantic relationship' [VIDEO]

Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Colin Farrell tells Ellen DeGeneres how he befriended Elizabeth Taylor in the final years of her life.
Kate Stanton
Colin Farrell says he wishes he married Elizabeth Taylor

Colin Farrell says he wishes he married Elizabeth Taylor

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Irish actor Colin Farrell says he befriended screen icon Elizabeth Taylor about two years before her 2011 death and regrets not becoming her eighth husband.
Kim Kardashian channels Elizabeth Taylor in Instagram photo

Kim Kardashian channels Elizabeth Taylor in Instagram photo

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Kim Kardashian posted a photo of herself imitating her idol on Instagram.
Veronica Linares
Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A memorial celebration in honor of the late actress Julie Harris is to take place Dec. 3 at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, organizers said.
Advergames targeting children often use foods with empty calories

Advergames targeting children often use foods with empty calories

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers find online video games by food marketers called "advergames," that target children ages 2-11, often use foods with empty calories.
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Elizabeth Taylor
Actress Elizabeth Taylor attends Michael Jackson's burial service held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California on September 3, 2009. Jackson, 50, a.k.a the "king of pop", died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest at his rented home on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. UPI/Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family/HO
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Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty and distinctive violet eyes.

National Velvet (1944) was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for BUtterfield 8 (1960), played the title role in Cleopatra (1963), and married her co-star Richard Burton. They appeared together in 11 films, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which Taylor won a second Academy Award. From the mid-1970s, she appeared less frequently in film, and made occasional appearances in television and theatre.

Her much publicized personal life included eight marriages and several life-threatening illnesses. From the mid-1980s, Taylor championed HIV and AIDS programs; she co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research in 1985, and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in 1993. She received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Legion of Honour, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, who named her seventh on their list of the "Greatest American Screen Legends". Taylor died of congestive heart failure at the age of 79.

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