Dame Elizabeth Taylor Has Died at Age 79

Elizabeth Taylor

Sad news this morning: Dame Elizabeth Taylor, one of the biggest stars who ever stood before a camera, has died at age 79. She had been recently treated for congestive heart failure after years of illness, BBC News reports. Her life, her multiple marriages, and her stunning filmography — National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, to just name a few titles — were absolutely legendary. More on this as the day progress…

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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