Though retired from Hollywood, Taylor refused to retire from her activist work. “There’s still so much more to do,” she told the Associated Press in 2005. “I can’t sit back and be complacent, and none of us should be. I get around now in a wheelchair, but I get around.”

Yes, Taylor did manage to get around.

As she herself once admitted: “My life has had so many ups and downs that sometimes it takes even my breath away.”

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