Broadway to honour Elizabeth Taylor

Updated: Mar 25, 2011, 18:26 PM IST

New York: Broadway will honour Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor by dimming its lights today.

Theatre marquees will go dark at 8 pm today for one minute in memory of the actress, who succumbed to congestive heart failure at age 79 on Wednesday.

The `Cleopatra` star made her first Broadway appearance in the 1981 revival of Lillian Hellman`s `The Little Foxes`, for which she was nominated for a best actress Tony, a website reported.

Two years later, she returned to the stage as producer and star of Noel Coward`s `Private Lives` opposite ex husband Richard Burton. That same year, she produced `The Corn is

Taylor, who was laid to rest yesterday afternoon, is best known for bringing Tennessee Williams` `Cat on a Hot Tin Roof` to the big screen with Paul Newman.