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BOSTON (CBS) – Fans are remembering Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor.

The movie icon died Wedesday Morning at a Los Angeles hospital from heart failure.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports

Elizabeth Taylor was an international phenomenon, setting the fame bar higher than most subsequent celebrities would ever reach.

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She was known, adored, and hounded.

Ms. Taylor made a number of memorable trips to Boston. Her ties to the city can’t be overlooked.

The Shubert theatre hasn’t changed much in 30 years, back when Taylor captivated the city on the first night of a new play.

It was 1983, Taylor appeared on stage here in Boston alongside her then ex-husband Richard Burton for the pre-Broadway production of Noel Coward’s “Private Lives.”

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While here, Taylor grew found of some Boston restaurants, among them, Anthony’s Pier 4, where several of her pictures now hang on their walls.

But Taylor’s incredible generosity is most significant. She was the first real AIDS philanthropist.

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has given millions to service organizations, including the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.

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