Elizabeth Taylor | A life in movies
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Elizabeth Taylor | 1943( Associated Press )
Elizabeth Taylor was the very definition of a movie star. Though she made more than her fair share of bad movies, Taylor had that undefinable quality that captivated audiences for nearly six decades. Here are some of the highlights from her movie career.
-- Susan King, Los Angeles Times
"Lassie Come Home" The British-born 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.