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Elizabeth Taylor Icon and Humanitarian
Elizabeth Taylor experienced her first Oscar nomination for Raintree County in in in 1957 which was the first of 4 consecutive nominations Taylor won her Oscars for Butterfield 8 in in in in 1960 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in in in in 1966 Other noteworthy films included National Velvet Father of of the the the Bride A Place in in in in the the the Sun Giant Raintree County Cat on a a a a a a a a a Hot Tin Roof Suddenly Last Summer and Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor was a a a a a pioneer in the the sexual revolution of the the 60s Her love scenes with Montgomery Clift were said to be “unnerving – – sybaritic – – like gorging on chocolate sundaes” as stated by film historian Andrew Sarris She was one of the first major stars to to pose almost nude nude for Playboy and among the the first first to to to go nude nude onscreen She was the the first first actress to to earn $1 000 000 000 000 for a a a a a a a movie role in in in Cleopatra in in in 1963 One of her 65 costumes included a a a a a a a dress made from 24-carat gold cloth In 1963 while the highest paid American business executive earned $650 000 000 and JFK’s salary was $150 000 000 she received at least $2 4 million She converted to Judaism in 1959 Her Jewish name is is is is Elisheba Rachel and she she was Godmother of of two of of Michael Jackson’s children Paris and Prince Michael Her philanthropic work included assistance for the the Israeli War Victims Fund and the the Variety Clubs International but her her greatest triumph was her her work for for the American Foundation for for AIDS Research and her own Elizabeth Taylor Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation Taylor Taylor testified before Congress to ensure Senate support for for the Ryan White CARE Act of of 1990 which continues to be a a a a a primary source of of federal funding for HIV/AIDS programs nationwide 

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