Elizabeth Taylor: patron saint of AIDS cause
2011-03-24 06:28:02 GMT2011-03-24 14:28:02(Beijing Time)
US actress Elizabeth Taylor, accompanied by her then-husband Larry Fortensky, arrives to speak to the press during the World AIDS Conference in 1992.
FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2007 file photo, Elizabeth Taylor arrives at Paramount Studios in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles to give a benefit performance of A.R. Gurney's play 'Love Letters' for the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation. Publicist Sally Morrison says the actress died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure at age 79.
Elizabeth Taylor arrives with husband Larry Fortensky at a benefit performance of Cirque du Soleil's production of Saltimbanco, a unique circus without animals, for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation in Santa Monica in this October 9, 1992 file photo. Taylor, one of the most alluring actresses of the 20th century, died on March 23, 2011 at age 79, her publicists said.
Elizabeth Taylor is seen here in Paramount Studios in Los Angeles in 2007. The Hollywood legend, who died Wednesday at age 79, leaves a "monumental legacy" of support for AIDS research, having touched millions with her commitment to help end the epidemic, a group she helped found said.
Taylor, who had long insisted that a cure for AIDS is possible, pressed lawmakers to pass legislation to fund care for AIDS patients across the United States