Elizabeth Taylor

Birth Place: London, Hampstead, ENGLAND

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Elizabeth Taylor was an iconic actress, known for her stunning beauty and her incredible talent on stage and screen. Born in London in 1932, Taylor moved to the United States with her family at a young age and began her acting career as a child star. She quickly rose to fame as a leading lady in Hollywood, starring in some of the most iconic films of the 20th century.

Taylor's Broadway debut came in 1981, when she starred in a revival of Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes." The production was a critical and commercial success, and Taylor's performance was widely praised. She went on to star in several more Broadway productions over the course of her career, including a 1983 revival of Noel Coward's "Private Lives" and a 1987 production of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie."

In addition to her work on stage, Taylor was also a prolific film actress, appearing in over 50 movies throughout her career. Some of her most famous roles include Cleopatra in the 1963 film of the same name, Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for her performances in "Butterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Taylor was also a successful television actress, appearing in several made-for-TV movies and miniseries throughout the 1980s and 1990s. She won a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the 1985 TV movie "Malice in Wonderland."

In addition to her acting work, Taylor was also a passionate advocate for AIDS research and treatment. She co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) in 1985 and was a vocal supporter of HIV/AIDS awareness and education throughout her life.

Taylor was also known for her personal life, which was often the subject of media attention. She was married eight times, including to actor Richard Burton twice. Their tumultuous relationship was widely publicized and became the subject of tabloid headlines for years.

Despite her personal struggles, Taylor remained a beloved and respected figure in Hollywood and beyond throughout her life. She was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2001 and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000 for her contributions to the arts and humanitarian causes.

Taylor passed away in 2011 at the age of 79. She left behind a legacy of incredible talent, beauty, and philanthropy that continues to inspire and influence generations of actors and artists.

Elizabeth Taylor STAGE CREDITS

Amanda Prynne

Regina Giddens

Original Broadway Production, 1956
Dancer [Replacement]

Elizabeth Taylor Awards and Nominations

Theatre World Awards - 1981 - Performance

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Princess Diana Engagement Photo, Audrey Hepburn's CHARADE Coat, and More Heading to Julien's Auctions

Find out what's headed to auction with “JULIEN'S AUCTIONS AND TCM PRESENT: HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS” taking place Thursday, December 14th, Friday, December 15th, Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th in Beverly Hills and online here!

Photos: Inside Rehearsal for West End Transfer of THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

Rehearsal images have been released for the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions critically acclaimed West End transfer, The Motive and the Cue.  See the photos below.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the West End Transfer of THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE

Rehearsal photos have been released for the National Theatre and Neal Street Productions critically acclaimed West End transfer, The Motive and the Cue.  Check out the photos here!

Coolidge Corner Theatre to Present 'Big Screen Debuts' Series Featuring Films by Renowned Auteurs

Explore the Coolidge Corner Theatre's 'Big Screen Debuts' series, featuring the first feature films of renowned directors such as The Coen Brothers, Sofia Coppola, Barry Jenkins, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, and Satyajit Ray. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the early works of these iconic filmmakers at the newly-expanded Coolidge theater.

Review: MRS. DOUBTFIRE at Ohio Theatre

MRS. DOUBTFIRE is based on the 1993 movie that starred the late Robin Williams, Sally Fields, and Pierce Bronsonm but adds layers to smaller characters as well as 22 Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick-penned songs, and a host of dance numbers.

Video: Watch a Preview of Maria Callas' Restored Paris 1958 Performance

One of Maria Callas’ greatest filmed performances of all time has now been meticulously restored from the original reels in colour, 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos surround sound for the big screen. Watch the video trailer for the film, giving audiences their first glimpse of the beautiful remastering.

Full Cast Set For THE MOTIVE AND THE CUE in the West End; Plus Watch A New Trailer!

The cast has been announced for the West End transfer of The Motive and the Cue. Find out who is starring int he show and check out an all new trailer here!

Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance To Host The Elizabeth Taylor Ball To End AIDS

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance will host The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Find out more in the press release.

Angela Bassett & Courtney B. Vance to Host The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS

This power couple’s company, Bassett Vance Productions is in partnership with MTVE Studios to create diverse and inclusive content for Paramount Global. Their first project, “One Thousand Years of Slavery,” aired in February 2022 on the Smithsonian Channel, and “Heist 88,” a feature film starring Vance, will air on Paramount+.

Review: PRIVATE LIVES, Ambassadors Theatre

A still very debonair Nigel Havers as dashing Elyot, and Patricia Hodge, very much at the top of her game as sensational Amanda – aged 72 and 75 respectively – command the stage of the newly refurbished Ambassadors Theatre.

59E59 Theaters Unveils Exciting Lineup for Fall 2023

Discover the highly anticipated shows and events coming to 59E59 Theaters this fall. From captivating dramas to hilarious comedies, there's something for everyone in the lineup. Don't miss out on this exciting season of performances.

Cheyenne Jackson, Ada Vox, and More to be Featured in LA CAGE at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Get ready for an extraordinary performance of LA CAGE at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel featuring Cheyenne Jackson, Ada Vox, and more. Find out when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show in Hollywood. Don't miss this limited-time event – all the details you need to know are right here.

LA CAGE Returns With Cheyenne Jackson and Ada Vox in October

 La Cage, a high-energy, immersive live theatrical experience, will launch at Hollywood Roosevelt’s iconic Cinegrill Theatre on October 5. Inspired by the legendary La Cage Aux Folles nightclub in LA, the variety show promises to bring back the golden age of Hollywood supper clubs to a new generation while paying homage to its rich history.  

BEDLAM Announces Cast of ARCADIA By Tom Stoppard

The critically acclaimed New York theatre company BEDLAM will present ARCADIA By Tom Stoppard this fall, off-Broadway at the West End Theater (263 W 86th Street).  Directed by Eric Tucker (BEDLAM Artistic Director), ARCADIA begins previews on October 27, 2023. The strictly limited 5-week engagement opens on November 12, 2023.

Cast Set for Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at BEDLAM

Immerse yourself in BEDLAM's captivating production of ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard. Don't miss the chance to witness this theatrical masterpiece at the Boston Theatre from November 1st to November 30th.

Free Shakespeare in the Park Festival Returns to Western Maryland

Discover the Cumberland Theatre's free Shakespeare in the Park festival in Western Maryland. Enjoy a month-long celebration of Shakespearean works, including a unique outdoor production of Taming of the Shrew.

Cast and Creative Team Revealed For Raven Theatre's NIGHT WATCH

Chicago’s Raven Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for the Fall revival of classic psychological thriller NIGHT WATCH, written by Lucille Fletcher.

EDINBURGH 2023: Tennessee Rising: The Dawn of Tennessee Williams Q&A

BWW catches up with Jacob Storms to chat about bringing Tennessee Rising: The Dawn of Tennessee Williams to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Isaac Mizrahi, Jason Danieley, Adam Pascal, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

Nancy Redman's A SEANCE WITH MOM to Return to Chain Studio Theatre Beginning Next Month

Eighteen séances in April, May and June did not do the trick, so award-winning actress/playwright/comedian Nancy Redman will join forces with iconic director Austin Pendleton for 18 more sessions of 'A  Séance With Mom' from August 21 to September 3 at Chain Studio Theatre.


Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Elizabeth Taylor has not appeared in the West End

Elizabeth Taylor has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. Some of the notable nominations include Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for her role in "The Little Foxes," Most Impressive Debut (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for the same play, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for a Special Award, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) also for "The Little Foxes."

Elizabeth Taylor has won several awards throughout her career. Some of her notable achievements include winning the Most Impressive Debut award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in "The Little Foxes". She also received a Performance award from the Theatre World Awards, where she was honored with a Special Award. These accolades recognize Taylor's talent and contribution to the world of theater.

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