Liz Taylor

February 12, 2011 by Post Team 

Liz Taylor, (AP) – Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized for treatment of congestive heart failure. The Oscar winner was Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, spokeswoman Sally Morrison said. The 78-year Taylor first submission in November 2004 she was suffering from congestive heart failure. The condition was aggravated by other ailments, including spinal fractures and the effects of scoliosis. Morrison does not know how long Taylor is in hospital. Taylor had been scheduled to attend a benefit amfAR gala Wednesday night in New York, where she was to receive an award alongside President Bill Clinton and designer Diane von Furstenberg, to celebrate their dedication to research on AIDS.

Elton John has accepted the honor on her behalf.

The actress had been fighting near-fatal pneumonia in 1961 and 1990, and another respiratory infection forced her to cancel all engagements for several weeks in late 1992. Both hip joints were replaced in 1994 and 1995.

She also fought against ulcers, amoebic dysentery, bursitis, and had a benign brain tumor removed in 1997. In recent years she has had to use a wheelchair in public.

Taylor, who appeared in over 50 films, won Oscars for her roles in “Butterfield 8″ (1960) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966). But she was equally famous for her marriages – all eight of them, including two to Richard Burton – and battles throughout the substance abuse, weight and physical disorders, including many visits to hospital for more than 20 major operations and treatments of countless.

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