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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/24/2011

TV nets sked Liz Taylor marathons, bio, mess o’ ‘Cleopatra’ [Updated]


Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra. (GETTY IMAGES)
Elizabeth Taylor died early Wednesday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and some cable networks responded by clearing time on their slates to bring you tributes to the Oscar-winning actress.

That includes two movie marathons -- one featuring 11 of her films, the other, featuring just the one some people call her star-making vehivle while others call it her campiest: “Cleopatra” over, and over, and over again.

Thursday, MARCH 24

BIO Channel announced it will air a two-hour special, “BIO Remembers: Elizabeth Taylor” that includes interviews with friends, tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

Sunday, MARCH 27

Fox Movie Channel will air an all-day “Cleopatra” marathon this coming Sunday, starting at 6 a.m. with the occasional break for something called “Fox Legacy” in which Tom Rothman, Chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, talks Taylor (all times ET):

· 6:00 am — Cleopatra

·11:00am — Cleopatra

· 3:30pm — Cleopatra

· 8:00pm — Fox Legacy: Cleopatra

· 8:30pm — Cleopatra

· 1:00am — Fox Legacy: Cleopatra

· 1:30am — Cleopatra

Sunday, APRIL 10

Turner Classic Movies will do a 24-hour Elizabeth Taylor marathon beginning at 6 a.m., Sunday, April 10 (all times are ET):

6 a.m. – Lassie Come Home (1943), with Roddy McDowall and Edmund Gwenn; directed by Fred M. Wilcox.

7:30 a.m. – National Velvet (1944), with Mickey Rooney, Anne Revere and Angela Lansbury; directed by Clarence Brown.

10 a.m. – Conspirator (1952), with Robert Taylor and Robert Flemyng; directed by Victor Saville.

11:30 a.m. – Father of the Bride (1950), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.

1:15 a.m. – Father’s Little Dividend (1951), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.

2:45 p.m. – Raintree County (1957), with Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor and Agnes Moorehead; directed by Edward Dmytryk.

6 p.m. – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), with Paul Newman and Burl Ives; directed by Richard Brooks.

8 p.m. – Butterfield 8 (1960), with Laurence Harvey and Eddie Fisher; directed by Daniel Mann.

10 p.m. – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), with Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis; directed by Mike Nichols.

12:30 a.m. – Giant (1956), with James Dean and Rock Hudson; directed by George Stevens.

4 a.m. – Ivanhoe (1952), with Robert Taylor and Joan Fontaine; directed by Richard Thorpe.

We will keep you posted as other networks announce Taylor-related programming.

By  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/24/2011

 
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