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TCM to Air 24-Hour Elizabeth Taylor Movie Tribute

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Turner Classic Movies is planning a 24-hour memorial movie marathon, while BIO announces a new two-hour intimate special on her life.

On Sunday, April 10, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember the life and career of two-time Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, who died Wednesday at age 79. 

The 24-hour memorial tribute, which is set to begin at 6 a.m., will include Taylor’s Oscar-winning performances, with Butterfield 8 (1960) at 8 p.m. and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) at 10 p.m.
 
The tribute will also feature the screen legend in such memorable films as the family classics Lassie Come Home (1943) and National Velvet (1944); the delightful comedies Father of the Bride (1950) and Father’s Little Dividend (1951); the historical epic Ivanhoe (1952); and the powerful dramas Giant (1956), Raintree County (1957) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). Also included is the spy drama Conspirator (1949), with Taylor in her first adult role.
 
The following is a complete schedule of TCM’s April 10 memorial tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (all times Eastern):
 
6 a.m. – Lassie Come Home (1943), with Roddy McDowall and Edmund Gwenn; directed by Fred M. Wilcox.
7:30 a.m. – National Velvet (1944), with Mickey Rooney, Anne Revere and Angela Lansbury; directed by Clarence Brown.
10 a.m. – Conspirator (1952), with Robert Taylor and Robert Flemyng; directed by Victor Saville.
11:30 a.m. – Father of the Bride (1950), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.
1:15 p.m. – Father’s Little Dividend (1951), with Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett and Don Taylor; directed by Vincente Minnelli.
2:45 p.m. – Raintree County (1957), with Montgomery Clift, Eva Marie Saint, Lee Marvin, Rod Taylor and Agnes Moorehead; directed by Edward Dmytryk.
6 p.m. – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), with Paul Newman and Burl Ives; directed by Richard Brooks.
8 p.m. – Butterfield 8 (1960), with Laurence Harvey and Eddie Fisher; directed by Daniel Mann.
10 p.m. – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), with Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis; directed by Mike Nichols.
12:30 a.m. – Giant (1956), with James Dean and Rock Hudson; directed by George Stevens.
4 a.m. – Ivanhoe (1952), with Robert Taylor and Joan Fontaine; directed by Richard Thorpe.
 
The 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood also will feature a special 60th anniversary screening of her brilliant performance opposite Montgomery Clift in George StevensA Place in the Sun (1951). The TCM Classic Film Festival takes place April 28-May 1.
 
BIO Channel also has announced it will take a two-hour intimate look at the private life of a woman who never got much privacy in BIO Remembers: Elizabeth Taylor premiering Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/9 p.m. PT.
 
ABC's Nightline will air a special edition with Barbara Walters in Remembering Elizabeth Taylor, set to air Wednesday at 11:35 p.m. Walters, who previously interviewed Taylor five times, will share her experiences and take a look back at the past interviews and the 30-year relationship she had with the actress. When Walters asked Taylor what she wanted her epitaph to read: "Here lies Elizabeth. She hated being called Liz. But she lived."