Biography Booklist: Remembering Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011)

“Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, a two-time Oscar winner and Hollywood beauty whose screen success was sometimes overshadowed by her tumultuous personal life, died on Wednesday at age 79.” [via Los Angeles Times]

The library owns several biographies on Elizabeth Taylor, including: (linked to the catalog)

Elizabeth by J. Randy Taraborrelli
“A portrait of Oscar award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor examines her struggles with drugs and alcohol in the 1960s and 1970s, her philanthropic work as an AIDS activist, and her successes as a businesswoman.”

Elizabeth : the life of Elizabeth Taylor by Alexander Walker

Furious love : Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the marriage of the century by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
“The definitive, larger-than-life account of the greatest Hollywood love story ever — the romance of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton”

The most beautiful woman in the world : the obsessions, passions, and courage of Elizabeth Taylor by Ellis Amburn

A passion for life : the biography of Elizabeth Taylor by Donald Spoto

Also available from the consortium:

How to be a movie star : Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood by William J. Mann

Liz : an intimate biography of Elizabeth Taylor by C. David Heymann

Elizabeth takes off : on weight gain, weight loss, self-image, and self-esteem by Elizabeth Taylor

Rachel Syme of NPR offers up her list of the three books you should read about Elizabeth Taylor. And The Los Angeles Times Jacket Copy has a list of sixteen titles about the actress that you may want to check out (some are listed above).

[Summaries provided by the publisher; quoted from the catalog.]

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