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In this April 2, 1974 file photograph, Academy Award winners, from left, George Roy Hill, Elizabeth Taylor and David S. Ward pose with their Oscars in Los Angeles. Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, died early Wednesday, March 23, 2011, of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said publicist Sally Morrison. She was 79.