Remembering Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)
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When Taylor was 7, her striking, violet-eyed prettiness led to a screen test and a short-lived contract with Universal Pictures, writes the Globe's Ty Burr. And a star was born. Taylor was nominated for five Oscars, wining for "BUtterfield 8" (1961) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" (1967). She also married eight times, twice to Richard Burton.
Pictured, Taylor and Burton shared a kiss at the end of the opening night screening of "Private Lives" at the Shubert Theatre in Boston in 1983. Taylor was holding the flowers Burton gave her.