Several TV networks are paying tribute to the wonderful film icon Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at the age of 79. The actress starred in 55 movies and 16 TV productions in her long career. She was nominated for five Oscars and won twice, for "Butterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Below is a list of networks and their tributes. I'll add more as I learn about them. All times are Central; check your local listings.
TV Guide Network
7 p.m. March 23 and 6 p.m. March 24: "Elizabeth Taylor: A Life, A Legacy," a one-hour special, looks back at her professional and personal life through historical footage and exclusive interviews with such people as Elton John, Sharon Stone and Joan Rivers.
7 p.m. March 24: "BIO Remembers: Elizabeth Taylor" is a two-hour intimate look at the private life of a woman who never got much privacy. This in-depth portrait includes original interviews with lifelong friends and colleagues including Roddy McDowall, Robert Wagner and Michael Jackson as well as memorable film clips and photographs from those who knew her best.
Fox Movie Channel
The channel will show a marathon of Taylor's film "Cleopatra" this weekend. March 27: 5 a.m., 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; March 28: 12:30 a.m.
Included in the marathon is a special presentation of "Fox Legacy" in which Tom Rothman, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, offers his perspective into how "Cleopatra" was made and the impact that film had on Taylor's life and career. That airs at 7 p.m. March 27 and 12 a.m. March 28.
Taylor and then-husband Richard Burton appeared on "60 Minutes" 41 years ago to chat about their Hollywood marriage. "Fighting is one of the greatest exercises in marital togetherness," Taylor said. The 1970 interview with Charles Collingwood lives again on 60MinutesOvertime.com.
Turner Classic Movies
April 10 is the day to sit down in front of your TV. TCM will remember Taylor on that Sunday with a 24-hour tribute that includes these 11 films:
5 a.m.: "Lassie Come Home" (1943), with Roddy McDowall and Edmund Gwenn; directed by Fred M. Wilcox.
5:30 a.m.: "National Velvet" (1944), with Mickey Rooney, Anne Revere and Angela Lansbury; directed by Clarence Brown.
8 a.m.: "Conspirator" (1952), with Robert Taylor and Robert Flemyng; directed by Victor Saville.
10:30 a.m.: "Father of the Bride" (1950), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.
12:15 a.m.: "Father's Little Dividend" (1951), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.
1:45 p.m.: "Raintree County" (1957), with Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor and Agnes Moorehead; directed by Edward Dmytryk.
5 p.m.: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958), with Paul Newman and Burl Ives; directed by Richard Brooks.
7 p.m.: "Butterfield 8" (1960), with Laurence Harvey and Eddie Fisher; directed by Daniel Mann.
9 p.m.: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), with Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis; directed by Mike Nichols.
11:30 p.m.: "Giant" (1956), with James Dean and Rock Hudson; directed by George Stevens.
3 a.m.: "Ivanhoe" (1952), with Robert Taylor and Joan Fontaine; directed by Richard Thorpe.