Title IX: The Journey Continues
Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood legend and AIDS activist, has died at the age of 79. Her career spanned seven decades and more than 50 films. Taylor won two Academy Awards as best actress, the first for her performance as a call girl in “BUtterfield 8” (1960) and also as Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966). For her starring role in “Cleopatra,” she became the first actress to be paid a million-dollar salary.
Later in life she became a social activist. Inspired by the death of her close friend Rock Hudson, she helped establish the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR) and helped raise more than $100 million to fight the disease.