Elizabeth Taylor’s life was both a rich one and a complicated one. So in addition to commenting on her status as the ultimate celebrity and curating this collection of video clips, we’ve also created a timeline that runs down some of the more significant events from Taylor’s 79 years on this Earth. Thanks to colleague Mike McPhate , who put this excellent piece together.

In other, related news, Turner Classic Movies will devote all 24 hours of its programming on April 10 to the films of the late Taylor.

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Elizabeth Taylor obituary

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Elizabeth Taylor, creating the template for celebrity

Taylor’s career in video clips

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