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Deadline Hollywood reports:

Kate Andersen Brower’s Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit and Glamour of An Icon is billed as the first-ever authorized biography of the legendary actress, as her family and estate gave her access to Taylor’s private letters, photos and diaries.

What Brower found was new insight into Taylor’s later-in-life emergence as an influential activist, using her star power to help push forward legislation to address HIV and AIDS and, well ahead of much of the industry, her fame to raise money to combat the epidemic and assist patients.

“When she was becoming an AIDS activist and she would come to D.C., she would give these old senators, mostly older white men, lavender-scented stationery with personal notes, and they would take it out on the floor of the Senate and show it off to each other. But it was all just to get money for AIDS.”

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