Classic Hollywood #74 – Elizabeth Taylor

Up and Coming Movie Star Elizabeth Taylor – 1944Liz Taylor 1944

Taylor-Made Star –

Hollywood’s newest moppet sensation is twelve-year-old Elizabeth Taylor acclaimed as a star for her outstanding performance with Mickey Rooney in “National Velvet.” she is now playing her second leading role, with Frank Morgan and Lassie, the collie wonder dog, in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s “Hold High The Torch.”  Elizabeth was born in England, the daughter of the former Sara Sothern of the New York and London stage, and of Francis Taylor, an art collector. She made her debut just a year ago in a small role in “Lassie Come Home.” photo – Eric Carpenter (MGM)

Hold High the Torch began filming in 1944, but was not released until 1946. It was re-titled, Courage of Lassie.

A rarity in Hollywood, Elizabeth Taylor, went smoothly from juvenile to adult roles and remained one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for the rest of her life.

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