A talented and ultra-adorable entertainer, Shirley Temple was America’s top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford.
Elizabeth Taylor was as famous for her off-screen antics as she was for the movies she starred in. Taylor, once one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and sex symbols, led a tumultuous life filled with many marriages, divorces and a myriad of health problems and surgeries which eventually left her wheelchair bound.
Taylor made over 50 movies and received countless awards and honors for her films and charity work. She exemplified the golden age of Hollywood and was a bona fide movie star. She lived her life in the public eye, which at times worked in her favor and other times made her the butt of jokes and the object of much ridicule and hate. She was once even chastised by the Vatican for her off-screen escapades with Richard Burton.
Elizabeth Taylor died yesterday of congestive heart failure at the age of 79. She is survived by four children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A private family funeral is planned for later this week.