The New York Times Learning Blog presents a reading activity on Elizabeth Taylor.
Read the main article on the actress here and answer these questions:
WHO is described in a March 24 obituary as “the actress who dazzled generations of moviegoers with her stunning beauty and whose name was synonymous with Hollywood glamour”?
WHEN did she first appear onscreen?
WHEN did she win her two Academy Awards?
WHEN did she become known as a social activist?
For WHAT films is she especially well-known?
WHAT “emotional and physical setbacks, life-threatening illnesses and accidents” and “near-death experiences” did Ms. Taylor survive?
WHAT did Richard Burton, who was her husband on two occasions, say about her famous beauty?
WHERE did she first meet Richard Burton?
HOW did the critic James Agee react to her performance, at age 12, in “National Velvet”?
The main article also has embedded videos on the actress.
You may also be interested in a slideshow and a timeline about the actress also available in The New York Times.