Liz Taylor To Spend 79th Birthday Watching Oscars

Elizabeth Taylor waves at the cameras at the 27th Annual Macy's Passport benefit at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on September 24, 2009 Elizabeth Taylor waves at the cameras at the 27th Annual Macy's Passport benefit at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., on September 24, 2009

A spokeswoman for Elizabeth Taylor says the two-time Oscar winner will spend her birthday watching the Academy Awards in a Los Angeles hospital room, where she’s recovering from treatment for congestive heart failure.

Sally Morrison says Taylor will be rooting for “The King’s Speech” to win Hollywood’s highest honor. Taylor turns 79 Sunday.

Morrison says a proper birthday celebration is planned for when the screen legend returns home.

Taylor has been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since early this month. She disclosed her heart condition in November 2004.

Taylor won Oscars for “Butterfield 8” in 1960 and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” in 1966.

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