Actress Elizabeth Taylor Hospitalized

Elizabeth Taylor was in the hospital Sunday, two days after a fall in her home that knocked the actress unconscious. The incident just hours before a party celebrating Academy Award-winner's 66th birthday, The Associated Press reported.

Sources speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press that Friday's fall did not create a health crisis and that the actress was doing well at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

"I can't confirm that she's here," hospital spokeswoman Charlie Lahaie said.

Repeated telephone messages left Saturday and Sunday with Miss Taylor's publicists were not returned.

Miss Taylor, who turned 66 on Friday, had brain surgery a year ago to remove a benign golfball-sized tumor. She was hospitalized last March 1 a week after the surgery because she suffered a mild seizure, a common occurrence after such an operation, her doctor said at the time.

The Oscar-winning actress ("Butterfield 8" in 1960 and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1966) has endured a series of health problems over the decades.

She had both hips replaced in recent years then had to return for hip-adjustment surgery in October 1995 because one of the operations left her with one leg shorter than the other.

Written by Jeff Wilson.
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