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Actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor has been admitted to a Los Angeles hospital to treat symptoms from congestive heart failure, her spokeswoman has said.
Taylor, 78, was admitted to Cedars Sinai hospital earlier this week for what her spokeswoman Sally Morrison said was "an ongoing condition".
"Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized earlier this week ... suffering from symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, an ongoing condition. This issue is being addressed... She is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring," Miss Morrison said in a statement.
Taylor, a double Oscar-winner famous for her eight marriages, has a long history of medical problems and underwent heart surgery in 2009 to replace a leaky valve.
"Her family and close friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of her loyal fans but have asked that people respect her privacy and allow her medical team the time and space to focus on restoring her back to health," the statement said.
Taylor won Oscars for her roles in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1966 and Butterfield 8 in 1960.