Laurette Taylor

Stage and Silent Film Actress
Born Apr 1, 1883

Laurette Taylor was an American stage and silent film star.

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1883 Birth Taylor was born in New York City on April 1, 1883, of Irish extraction to James and Elizabeth (née Dorsey) Cooney as Loretta Helen Cooney.


1901 18 Years Old She married her first husband, Charles A. Taylor (born January 20, 1864, South Hadley, Massachusetts – died March 21, 1942, Glendale, California), on May 1, 1901, aged 18.


1910 27 Years Old They had two children, Dwight Oliver Taylor (January 1, 1903 – December 31, 1986) and Marguerite Courtney (August 13, 1904 – February 8, 1995), but divorced circa 1910.
1912 29 Years Old On December 22, 1912, she married British-born playwright J. … Read More


1922 39 Years Old The play's success inspired a 1922 film version starring Taylor and directed by King Vidor. … Read More


1928 45 Years Old The marriage was successful and Taylor remained married to Manners until his death in 1928. … Read More
1930 47 Years Old A widow, Taylor reclaimed by naturalization, on September 11, 1930, her United States citizenship (cert #3234876). … Read More


…  In 1938, she headed the cast in a revival of Outward Bound and did not appear again until her re-emergence in Williams' The Glass Menagerie in 1944; her performance received nearly unanimously rapturous reviews and won her the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Actress of the season. … Read More


1946 64 Years Old Taylor died from a coronary thrombosis on December 7, 1946, at age 63. … Read More
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