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Dearest Elizabeth grew from a doll-faced child starlet to become one of the silver screen's most celebrated and striking beauties. From her first public appearance to her affairs of the nineteen sixties, her passion for expensive jewels, and her endless commitment for human equality, Elizabeth was a natural magnet for publicity throughout her 70 year career.
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