Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Elizabeth Taylor died March 23rd, 2011, of congestive heart failure at the age of 79. Although her amazing talent and rare beauty were the cornerstones of her successful career, her lasting legacy is one of charitable giving, especially to HIV and AIDS Research. Here is an expansive list of Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s honors and achievements:

1984 – Fund raised for AIDS Project Los Angeles benefit dinner, being the first celebrity to speak out for AIDS victims;

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From her Japan Prayer Bracelet to her VIP tickets and packages, Lady Gaga is truly a celebrity charity Superstar. We’ve chronicled her celebrity charity work from her ‘Japan donations’ to her fundraising performances of 2010. No wonder she was chosen by DoSomething.org as the top celebrity in the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good chart.

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By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © (See also video at the end.) Colin Firth – Actor, Academy Award Winner, Father, Husband.  He has loomed large in our minds for the past few months, winning and being nominated for numerous Awards for his portrayal of King George VI in The King’s Speech (see Awards and Nominations).  Below we give you some facts […]

On Sunday, February 27th, 2011, Colin Firth gratefully accepted the most prestigious of all Awards – the Academy Award – for Best Actor in a Leading Role. It was his gut-wrenching portrayal of the stammering King George VI in The King’s Speech that catapulted the Brit to the high point of his career. After having won numerous other awards for his performance, he was a strong favorite to win and this was his golden moment.

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It is with some trepidation that I write a Meryl Streep bio. After all, how does one write a brief summary of the world’s best female actress? Of course most biographies would solely highlight Meryl’s acting credentials and nominations, but although these are incredibly impressive, Celebrity Short Stories tends to focus more on the person behind the actor, and Meryl Streep shines, perhaps even more strongly (if that is possible) in this light.

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Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie were front and centre tonight at the Premiere of their film, The Tourist.  Angelina teamed up with her leading man, Brad Pitt, while she and Johnny moved separately through the crowd talking to media about the film.  The Tourist will hit theatres on Friday, December 10th.  The Premiere was held at the Ziegfield Theatre in New York City.  In […]

This is an update to Johnny Depp’s Celebrity Biography.   Johnny Depp will soon be filming the two final Pirates of the Caribbean movies.  That will make a total of 6 Pirates movies.  The fourth installation, On Stranger Tides, will hit theatres on May 20, 2011.  There is also news of Johnny Depp taking on the remake of The Thin Man, with […]

This is an update to Emma Watson’s Celebrity Biography.  Emma Watson had a great year and she gives the highlights in her Christmas message on her website.  She also has a cute Christmas video (below).  In her written Christmas message, Emma Watson talks about her organic clothing collection due out next spring, her fair trade venture with People […]

Update to Amy Adam’s Celebrity Biography: On December 1st, Amy Adams was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress.  Amy Adams plays a gritty bartender and girlfriend to Mark Wahlberg’s character in The Fighter movie, a role that is hugely different from her typical “nice girl” characters.  The 15th annual Satellite Award Ceremony will be held December 19th and, although this is not […]

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. ©   (See also Angelina Jolie Adoption and income.) Angelina Jolie has turned heads again in The Tourist and she deserves considerable recognition for her ability to do so and “have it all”, while still continuing her celebrity charity work.  As usual, we leave the celebrity charity info for later in the biography […]