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(1960) Taylor got her first best-actress Oscar as Gloria Wandrous, a NewYork call girl who gets a shot at redemption when she falls in love with a married man (Laurence Harvey). Her husband at the time, Eddie Fisher, was a co-star. Though occasional­ly melodramat­ic, her performanc­e also projects vulnerabil­ity. The film is the kind of glossy fun that nowconstit­utes an undeniable guilty pleasure. (She is said to have hated the film, dismissing it as “Butterball 4”).

 ?? AP ?? Butterfiel­d breakout: Role as a New York call girl won Taylor her first Oscar.
AP Butterfiel­d breakout: Role as a New York call girl won Taylor her first Oscar.

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