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Grand Central Publishing, Aug 29, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 560 pages
For more than six decades Elizabeth Taylor has been a part of our lives. Now acclaimed biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli looks past the tabloid version of Elizabeth's life and offers the first-ever fully realized portrait of this American icon. You'll meet her controlling mother who plotted her daughter's success from birth...see the qualities that catapulted Elizabeth to stardom in 1940s Hollywood...understand the psychological and emotional underpinnings behind the eight marriages...and, finally, rejoice in Elizabeth's most bravura performance of all: the new success in family, friendships, and philanthropy she achieved despite substance abuse and chronic illness. It's the story of the woman you thought you knew--and now can finally understand.

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Veteran diva-disher Taraborrelli, who has written about Cher, Madonna and Princess Grace, turns his pen on the silver screen starlet of the century. Elizabeth Taylor, she of nine lives and eight ... Read full review


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Elizabeth Taylor's celebrated career and dramatic life have been chronicled by innumerable biographers as well as by Taylor herself-twice (seeElizabeth Taylor-Her Own Story andElizabeth Taylor Takes ... Read full review


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National Velvet 1944
Little Women 1949
A Place in the Sun 1951
Elephant Walk 1954
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958
The VIPs 1963
The Comedians 1967
Under Milk Wood 1971
Identikit aka The Drivers Seat 1974
The Mirror Crackd 1980
Victory at Entebbe 1976
There Must Be a Pony 1986

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J. Randy Taraborrelli is a respected journalist, a recognizable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on many television programs including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN Headline News. He is the bestselling author of thirteen books.

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