Elizabeth Taylor remembered in TV specials, movie marathons

Legendary actress and beloved humanitarian Elizabeth Taylor passed away today at the age of 79. She will be remembered in several upcoming TV specials and movie marathons. We’ll add more tributes and specials as we hear about them.

Elizabeth Taylor: A Life, A Legacy TV Guide Network, March 23 at 8pm ET/PT; encore showing March 24 at 7pm ET/PT. This special looks back at the professional and personal life of Taylor through historical footage and exclusive interviews. Elton John, Sharon Stone, Joan Rivers, and biographers Gianni Bozzacchi and Ellis Amburn discuss her career, her headline-making marriages and her tireless charity work on behalf of AIDS research.

Hollywood’s Greatest Love Affairs of All Time — TV Guide Network, March 23 at 9pm ET/PT. The eight-time wed Taylor’s love life was just as memorable as her film career. Twice married to actor Richard Burton, their romance was named No. 3 in this special, which is a rebroadcast.

Nightline: Remembering Elizabeth Taylor — ABC, March 23 at 11:35pm ET. Terry Moran anchors this special edition of Nightline featuring Barbara Walters. Walters, who has interviewed Taylor five times, shares her experiences and takes a look back at the past interviews and the 30-year relationship she had with the Hollywood icon.

BIO Remembers: Elizabeth Taylor — BIO Channel, March 24 at 8pm ET/9pm PT. This two-hour special takes an intimate look at the private life of a woman who never got much privacy. The in-depth portrait includes original interviews with lifelong friends and colleagues, including Roddy McDowall, Robert Wagner and Michael Jackson, as well as memorable film clips and photographs from those who knew her best.

“Cleopatra” Marathon — Fox Movie Channel, March 27 beginning at 6am ET. FMC pays tribute to Taylor with an all-day marathon of one of her most famous films — the 1963 epic Cleopatra. The film will be shown five times over the course of the day, and included with it are two showings of the special Fox Legacy: Cleopatra. In this episode, Tom Rothman, Chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox, offers his unique insider’s perspective into how Cleopatra was made, and the impact that the film had on Taylor’s life and career.

24-hour Elizabeth Taylor Movie Tribute — TCM, April 10 beginning at 6am ET/PT. Turner Classic Movies celebrates the life and career of Elizabeth Taylor with a memorial tribute featuring 11 of her best films, including both of her Oscar-winning performances — Butterfield 8 and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Films included are: Lassie Come Home (1943); National Velvet (1944); Conspirator (1949); Father of the Bride (1950); Father’s Little Dividend (1951); Raintree County (1957); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958); Butterfield 8 (1960); Who’s Afraid of  Virginia Woolf? (1966); Giant (1956); and Ivanhoe (1952).


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