The British-born Elizabeth Taylor and her family came to Los Angeles from England in 1941. Shortly thereafter, Taylor's mother befriended the wife of the chairman of Universal Pictures and her daughter landed a part in the long-forgotten 1942 film "There's One Born Every Minute." The following year, her father's friendship with producer Samuel Marx led to her role as the granddaughter of a rich landowner in MGM's endearing family film about a collie who braves adversity to reunite with her family. Taylor received $100 a week; the dog made $250. But Elizabeth Taylor was on her way to stardom.
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