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British Film Institute Honors Taylor

April 28, 2000

LONDON (AP) _ Elizabeth Taylor’s lifetime of work on screen _ and off _ has earned her another honor: fellowship in the British Film Institute.

Institute Director Jon Teckman praised Taylor on Friday for her film performances and her dedication to social causes, particularly in fighting AIDS.

``We are delighted that our first fellowship award of this new century should be going to such a worthy recipient,″ Teckman said. ``An Oscar-winning actress with more than 60 films to her credit, Dame Elizabeth is universally acknowledged as one of the superstars of the silver screen.″

``We are particularly pleased that we are also able to recognize her charitable work,″ he added.

Taylor, 68, was designated a dame on Queen Elizabeth II’s coveted New Year’s list of titles and awards. Last year, she received the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship, that institute’s equivalent of a lifetime achievement award.

She is to be honored by the British Film Institute on May 24.

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