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Michael Todd, RIP

March 22, 2008 |  4:14 pm

Michael Todd dies

Above, on his way to a Friars' Club roast in New York, producer Michael Todd, writer Art Cohn, and pilots William S. Verner and Tom Barkley are killed when Todd's Lockheed Lodestar crashes in bad weather in New Mexico. Below, Todd and his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, after he won an Academy Award for best picture for "Around the World in 80 Days."

Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

Michael todd cantinflas
Los Angeles Times file photo

Cantinflas and Michael Todd in a publicity shot from "Around the World in 80 Days."

Photograph by George R. Fry Jr. / Los Angeles Times

Michael Todd and Elizabeth Taylor in a photo dated Nov. 27, 1957.

Photograph by R.L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times

Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Todd leave a hospital in a photo dated Dec. 22, 1957.

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