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Taylor to be honoured with TV marathon

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Mar 23, 2011 | 11:15am EDT

Bosses at the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) network have scrapped all programming and will run back-to-back Taylor films instead - to honour the passing of the two-time Oscar winner.

The tribute will begin with a showing of Butterfield 8 at 6am (ET) and feature screenings of classics like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Giant, Lassie Come Home, National Velvet and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

The network will also air the 1949 spy drama Conspirator, which features Taylor in her first adult role.

In addition to TCM's on-air tribute to Taylor, the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood will feature a special 60th anniversary screening of her performance opposite Montgomery Clift in George Stevens' A Place in the Sun (1951). The TCM Classic Film Festival takes place from 28 April to 1 May (11).

Taylor died of congestive heart failure on Wednesday morning (23Mar11).

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