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(1 Across) lotus is any of various tropical water lilies noted for their large floating leaves and showy flowers; especially the white lotus and the blue lotus of Egypt and the sacred lotus of India. Lotus can also refer to any of a genus of herbs of the bean family. As a symbol in art, the lotus represents birth, fertility, purity, creation and rebirth. In the Odyssey, a lotus-eater was one of a people who lived a life of indolence induced by eating the fruit of the lotus tree. The term can also refer to anyone considered to be living an indolent, irresponsible existence. A lotus tree is any of a genus of Old World trees of the buckthorn family.
Did You Know? (48 Across) Actress, Liz Taylor, was born Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor in 1932. She made her film debut in at age 10 in There's One Born Every Minute. Other movies she made as a child include: Lassie, Come Home (1943), Jane Eyre (1944), National Velvet (1944), Life with Father (1947), A Date with Judy (1948), and Little Women (1949).
Movies Taylor performed in as an adult include: Father of the Bride (1950); A Place in the Sun (1951), Ivanhoe (1952), The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954), Giant (1956), Raintree County (filmed in Kentucky, 1957), and Father's Little Dividend (1957), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), and Butterfield 8 (1960), for which she won her first Academy Award for Best Actress. Her second Academy Award was presented for her performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Her films that followed include: The Taming of the Shrew (1967), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967), and Secret Ceremony (1968). She appeared in several television movies in the 1970s and 1980s, and returned to the big screen in The Mirror Crack'd (1980) In 1993 she received a Life Acheivement Award from the American Film Institute.
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