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Estelle Taylor

Born May 20, 1894

Estelle Taylor was an American Hollywood actress whose career was most prominent during the silent film era of the 1920s. Born Ida Estelle Taylor in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Harry D Taylor and Ida LaBertha (Barrett) Taylor, Estelle married three times. Her first husband was banker Kenneth Malcolm Peacock, her second was William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey, the world heavyweight boxing champion, and her third, theatrical producer Paul Smith.… Read More

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1894 Birth Born in 1894.


1920 26 Years Old After relocating to Hollywood, she began taking bit parts in films. One of Taylor's earliest successes was in 1920 in Fox's While New York Sleeps with Marc McDermott. … Read More
1922 28 Years Old Taylor is possibly best recalled for her roles in the 1922 drama Monte Cristo, opposite John Gilbert; the enormously successful 1923 Cecil B. DeMille directed The Ten Commandments as Miriam, the sister of Moses; as Lucrezia Borgia in the 1926 Warner Bros. … Read More


1925 31 Years Old Taylor married heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey in 1925. … Read More
1928 34 Years Old In 1928, she and husband Dempsey starred in a Broadway play titled The Big Fight, loosely based around Dempsey's boxing popularity, which ran for 31 performances at the Majestic Theatre.
1933 39 Years Old When she divorced Dempsey in July 1933, she walked away with $40,000 in cash as well as three of their cars and their $150,000 estate. … Read More


1944 50 Years Old Taylor was a close friend of Mexican-born actress Lupe Vélez. On the evening of December 13, 1944, she spent several hours at a restaurant having dinner and drinks with the actress before Vélez returned home and committed suicide. … Read More
1945 51 Years Old Taylor's last film appearance was in the 1945 Jean Renoir directed drama The Southerner. … Read More
1953 59 Years Old In 1953, Taylor served on the City Animal Regulation Commission in Los Angeles, California.


1958 64 Years Old Taylor died in 1958. … Read More
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