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Elizabeth Taylor to Stay in the Hospital for 'a While'

Michael Jackson Funeral In this handout photo provided by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family, Actress Elizabeth Taylor attends Michael Jackson's funeral service held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on September 3, 2009 in Glendale, California. Jackson, 50, the king of pop, died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest at his rented home on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Elizabeth Taylor (Getty Images) Elizabeth Taylor was admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last week for symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, and while she the 78-year-old is responding well to treatment, doctors want to keep her under observation for a short time.

Her spokeswoman Sally Morrison said: "She had a pretty good day Saturday, and a good night.

"At this stage, with her history, they're going to want to keep her in for a while just to make sure they've fixed what they needed to fix."

The screen icon has a long history of medical problems, as well as congestive heart failure she has overcome two bouts of pneumonia, a respiratory infection and a benign brain tumor which she had removed in 1997.

In recent years, she has had to use a wheelchair when out in public.

Oscar winner Elizabeth -- who has appeared in more than 50 films -- has previously been wed eight times to seven different men, including the late actor Richard Burton, whom she married and divorced twice.

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