Look Back at Elizabeth Taylor on Broadway

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The Academy Award-winning movie star and icon was born February 27, 1932.

Two-time Academy Award-winning film star Elizabeth Taylor was born February 27, 1932.

Though known for her film work, Taylor appeared twice on the Main Stem, both in the early 1980s. In 1981, she made her anticipated Broadway debut in a revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), for which she received a Tony nomination. She returned in a 1983 staging of Noel Coward’s Private Lives, playing opposite real-life ex-husband Richard Burton.

Look Back at Elizabeth Taylor on Broadway

Look Back at Elizabeth Taylor on Broadway

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Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Aldredge, and Anthony Zerbe in The Little Foxes, 1981

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Elizabeth Taylor in The Little Foxes, 1981

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Elizabeth Taylor in The Little Foxes, 1981

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Elizabeth Taylor, Novella Nelson and Ann Talman in <i>The Little Foxes</i>, 1981.” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/27d5a42/2147483647/resize/800×450/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F15%2F03%2F6aefffa74474b1480f651fb50de0%2Fliztaylorbway8.jpg” data-url=”5″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
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                Elizabeth Taylor, Novella Nelson, and Ann Talman in <i>The Little Foxes</i>, 1981</p>
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Joe Ponazecki, Dennis Christopher, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anthony Zerbe in The Little Foxes, 1981


Humbert Allen Astredo, Elizabeth Taylor and company in <i>The Little Foxes</i>, 1981.” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/733191e/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2F93%2F3d%2Fb38f00074b79a6e94360b4a9cf22%2Fliztaylorbway10.jpg” data-url=”7″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
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                Humbert Allen Astredo, Elizabeth Taylor, and company in <i>The Little Foxes</i>, 1981</p>
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Maureen Stapleton and Elizabeth Taylor in The Little Foxes, 1981


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                Elizabeth Taylor in <i>The Little Foxes</i>, 1981</p>
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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in rehearsal for Private Lives, 1983


Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in rehearsal for <i>Private Lives</i>, 1983.” data-bsp-lazyimage=”” data-lazy=”https://bsp-static.playbill.com/dims4/default/649f9e2/2147483647/resize/800×450%3E/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpb-asset-replication.s3.amazonaws.com%2Ff3%2F9e%2F090bd9f6416a96cbe67bc881b687%2Fliztaylorbway6.jpg” data-url=”11″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw==”></img><figcaption>
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                Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in rehearsal for <i>Private Lives</i>, 1983</p>
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