Elizabeth Taylor Hospitalized

Elizabeth Taylor remains hospitalized with pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center today.

The actress was admitted last week but hospital officials refuse to disclose her present condition.

Taylor’s publicist says its a mild case of pneumonia and the 68-year-old should be out of the hospital by the end of the week.

The Oscar-winning actress has had many health problems in recent years. One year ago, she was hospitalized after a nasty fall in her Bel-Air mansion, during which she broke a bone in her back. In 1997, Taylor made an amazingly swift recovery from an operation to remove a golf ball-sized, benign brain tumor.

Even as a young starlet, Taylor had many ailments. She hurt her back after she was thrown from a horse while filming National Velvet in 1945, which seemed to trigger a string of physical problems, including an addiction to sleeping pills, numerous hip surgeries, and high blood pressure. She won Academy Awards for her roles in Butterfield 8 in 1960 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1966. She was also honored by Queen Elizabeth II this past May; the London-born actress was “damed” (the female equivalent of being knighted).

Mr. Showbiz and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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