Golden Globe Moment: Liz Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Mike Todd, 1957

by Elisa Leonelli October 2, 2018
Eklizabeth Taylor, Mike Todd and Debbie Reynolds at teh Golden Globes 1957

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Elizabeth Taylor, winner of a Sterling special award “for consistent performance considered most outstanding,” with her husband Mike Todd, producer of the Best Picture- Drama Around the World in 80 Days, and Debbie Reynolds, nominated for Best Actress in Musical or Comedy for Bundle of Joy, at the 14th Golden Globes, Thursday, February 28, 1957, at Cocoanut Grove, Ambassador Hotel. 

Mike Todd was Taylor’s third husband.  They were married on February 2, 1957, when he was 47-years-old and she was 24, but only for 13 months, until his death in a plane crash on March 22, 1958. They had a daughter, Liza, born in August 1957. Taylor would then marry Debbie Reynold’s husband, Eddie Fisher, on May 12, 1959.

Elisabeth Taylor won a Best Actress-Drama Golden Globe for Suddenly Last Summer in 1960 and was nominated for Butterfield 8 in 1961, for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf in 1967, and for Ash Wednesday. In 1974, she received the special award World Film Favorite (not called Henrietta) and, in 1985, she was the recipient of the Cecil B. deMille award.

Debbie Reynolds earned a total of five Golden Globe nominations.