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 on May 20, 1894.
1903 9 Years Old Harry and Ida divorced in 1903, and Ida later married vaudevillian Harry J. Boylan. … Read More


1911 17 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1911, she married bank cashier Kenneth M. Peacock.


1919 25 Years Old After her stage debut in 1919, Taylor began appearing in small roles in World and Vitagraph films. … Read More
1920 26 Years Old She made her stage debut in the musical Come On, Charlie. 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


1925 31 Years Old She was finally divorced from Peacock in January 1925, before marrying her second husband "Jack" Dempsey, the world heavyweight boxing champion. … Read More
1926 32 Years Old Despite being ill with arthritis, she won the supporting role of Mary, Queen of Scots in Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924), starring Mary Pickford. "I've since wondered if my long illness did not, in some measure at least, make for realism in registering the suffering of the unhappy and tormented Scotch queen," she told a reporter in 1926. … 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. … Read More
1931 37 Years Old Her marriage to Dempsey ended in divorce in 1931. … Read More


1953 59 Years Old In her later years, Taylor devoted her free time to her pets and was the president and founder of the California Pet Owners' Protective League. In 1953, Taylor served on the City Animal Regulation Commission in Los Angeles, California.


1958 64 Years Old 1 More Event
She died in 1958, after a battle with cancer. … Read More
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