Leigh Taylor-Young

Born Jan 25, 1945

Leigh Taylor-Young is an American actress who has appeared on stage, screen, and television.

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1945 Birth Young was born on January 25, 1945, in Washington, D.C. She added the surname Taylor, which was the surname of her stepfather, a successful Detroit executive. … Read More


1966 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Taylor-Young got her first big break in 1966, when she was cast as Rachel Welles in the prime time soap opera Peyton Place. … Read More
It was on this series that she met Ryan O'Neal, whom she later married. Taylor-Young had difficulty working on the show, explaining in an April 1967 interview:
1968 23 Years Old Her first film role came opposite Peter Sellers in the 1968 comedy, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas. … Read More
1969 24 Years Old This was followed by her appearance with husband Ryan O'Neal in The Big Bounce in 1969. … Read More
1973 28 Years Old She is perhaps best known for her performance as Shirl, the "furniture" girl, in the 1973 science fiction classic Soylent Green. … Read More


1978 33 Years Old Leigh wed director Guy Mcelwaine in 1978 and they later divorced.
1981 36 Years Old In 1981, she appeared in the high technology Michael Crichton production Looker.
1983 38 Years Old In addition to her film work, she guest-starred on such television series as McCloud, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hart to Hart, Hotel and Spenser: For Hire. She returned to her soap opera roots in 1983, appearing in the short-lived primetime series The Hamptons. … Read More
1984 39 Years Old Despite being best known for her film and television work, she has stated a preference for live theater where her career began. A favorite of Samuel Beckett, she starred opposite Donald Davis in Beckett's one act play, Catastrophe (included in a trilogy of one-act plays billed as The Beckett Plays) at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1984. … Read More


1985 40 Years Old In 1985, she was cast as Virginia Howell in Jagged Edge, and appeared in the romantic comedy film Secret Admirer.
1993 48 Years Old Perhaps her best-known television work was on the CBS series Picket Fences, in which she played mercurial and cougarish mayor Rachel Harris from 1993 through 1995.
1994 49 Years Old She won an Emmy Award for the role in 1994, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, as well as a Golden Globe nomination the following year.


2004 59 Years Old From 2004 through 2007, she played Katherine Barrett Crane on the soap opera Passions. … Read More


2013 68 Years Old She married John Morton in January 2013 at PRANA, headquarters of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness in Los Angeles. … Read More
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