Elizabeth Taylor home after hospital stay: report

Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:40pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Elizabeth Taylor is "at home and happy" following a recent stay in a Los Angeles hospital, People.com reported on Tuesday.

The website for celebrity magazine People, citing Taylor's friends, said the two-time best actress Oscar winner was feeling well and planning upcoming trips to Europe and Hawaii.

A representative for Taylor, 76, could not confirm the report and said only that there were no updates beyond a statement released back on July 31 when she was hospitalized.

At that time, several tabloids reported that Taylor was seriously ill, but her spokesman Dick Guttman released a statement then saying the rumors were "dramatic, overstated and untrue" and "her hospital visit was precautionary."

A legend in Hollywood, Taylor's career and life have been marked by numerous ups and downs. She began acting as a teenager in films such as "Lassie Come Home" and "National Velvet" and as an adult, she won Oscars for 1966's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and 1960's "Butterfield 8."

In her personal life, she has been married eight times and battled weight issues and drug and alcohol addiction.


<p>Elizabeth Taylor smiles as she arrives for a A.R. Gurney's play "Love Letters" at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles December 1, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>