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  • Before They Were Stars

    Before They Were Stars
    A big star hits the small screen: Elizabeth Taylor (pictured with Anthony Geary, who plays Luke Spencer) portrayed Helena Cassadine, the vengeful and rich widow of mad scientist Mikkos, for a five-show guest stint in late 1981 on ABC Daytime's "General Hospital."
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  • Taylor

    Two years after surviving brain surgery for a benign tumor, a briefly blonde Elizabeth Taylor appeared on "20/20" in 1999 to dish with Barbara Walters.
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  • Elizabeth Taylor

    Elizabeth Taylor
    It's no secret that Liz Taylor loves diamonds, pearls and all things sparkling and luxurious. At her 75th diamond jubilee birthday party at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas Feb. 27, 2007, she was still able to pose like Cleopatra.
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