Leigh Taylor-Young
Actress
Leigh Taylor-Young
Leigh Taylor-Young is an American actress who has appeared on stage, screen, and television.
Biography
Leigh Taylor-Young's personal information overview.
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Robert De Niro festejará su cumpleaños número 68 - Informador.com.mx
Google News - over 5 years
Tiempo después, tras su divorcio, sostuvo una relación sentimental con Toukie Smith (con quien tuvo gemelos) y se le relacionó con Naomi Campbell, Leigh Taylor Young y Ashley Judd. Sin embargo, fue hasta 1997 que contrajo matrimonio con Grace Hightower
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Ryan und Tatum O'Neal - FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Während Regisseure immer seltener Drehbücher schickten, sorgte der Blondschopf nach der Scheidung von seiner zweiten Ehefrau, der Schauspielerin Leigh Taylor-Young, mit prominenten Eroberungen für Schlagzeilen, darunter Barbra Streisand,
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TAYLOR-YOUNG WANTS DOMESTIC ARRANGEMENT DISSOLVED SO SHE CAN WED - Express.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Former DALLAS star LEIGH TAYLOR-YOUNG is asking a judge to dissolve her domestic partnership - so she can get married to the same man. The actress and her partner John Morton have been registered in a legal domestic partnership since 2008,
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Soap Star: I'm Separating from My Man ... To Marry Him - TMZ.com
Google News - over 5 years
Ex-soap star Leigh Taylor-Young -- famous for her role on the 1980s show "Dallas" -- is formally separating from her domestic partner, but TMZ has learned ... it's because she wants to MARRY him! According to the legal docs filed in LA County Superior
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“Rey Lagarto” en México - UnomásUno
Google News - over 5 years
O´NEAL SE CASÓ con la hermosa actriz Leigh Taylor Young, a quien había conocido en la serie de programas de “Payton Place”… JUAN GABRIEL está a punto de cerrar la Casa-Hogar que sostiene en Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahuam con 45 niños que ahí viven…
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Blu-ray World Weekly: DEEP RED, THE HUSTLER, JIANG HU, and More - Twitch
Google News - almost 6 years
With Peter Coyote, Leigh Taylor-Young, and Robert Loggia. Directed by Richard Marquand. Two more sequels from 2009; directed by Ryuta Miyake and Mari Asato. In the updated version, Jason Statham and Ben Foster provide a modern, almost totally anonymous
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FILM REVIEW; Coffee, Tea Or an Affair With a Guy?
NYTimes - about 10 years
Proving definitively that size matters, ''Coffee Date,'' which began life as an award-winning short film, has been expanded into a feature likely to win awards only for bloat. After asking an intriguing question -- is it possible to chart the exact point on the sexual continuum where ''straight'' becomes ''gay''? -- the writer and director, Stewart
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Hey, Modigliani! Why the Long Face? Perhaps because the news release for the premiere of ''Modigliani'' described him as leading ''a life as bold and controversial as any of our celebrities nowadays.'' Or perhaps because the screening last Thursday was so packed that it started more than an hour late and A FIRE WARDEN had to turn people away. Oh,
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - about 14 years
IT wasn't Sinclair Lewis's finest novel, and it certainly wasn't Spencer Tracy's finest film (the original review in The New York Times called it ''as slick and as pat and as implausible as Mr. Lewis's yarn'') but CASS TIMBERLANE (1947) is definitely worth a look -- for the performances and for the theme. Tracy plays the title character, a sober,
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Looking for Someone On a Crowded Shore
NYTimes - about 20 years
Like some poor wretch in a Rodney Dangerfield nightmare, the fabulously wealthy producer Aaron Spelling can often be heard complaining that he gets no respect. That is, of course, not quite true. Some of his television series (''Family,'' ''Hart to Hart'') and movies (''Mr. Mom,'' ''Soapdish'') have modestly charmed both reviewers and audiences.
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; Of TV, Awards and, Above All, Sales
NYTimes - over 22 years
Lovers of trash television, rejoice. The awards shows are back for a brand new season. Prime-time addicts can once again gather to gloat over how the shows were too long or too vulgar or too commercial. Pick your favorite complaint. It's all part of the delicious whining game whose players, deep down, realize that the shows offer an uncannily
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'Picket Fences' and 'Frasier' Win Top Emmys
NYTimes - over 22 years
"Picket Fences," a CBS drama set in a small, offbeat Wisconsin town, was again named best drama series at the 46th Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards, presented here tonight. The show won two other major Emmys -- for Leigh Taylor-Young as best supporting actress in a drama series, and for Fyvush Finkel as best supporting actor -- and five overall,
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TELEVISION; This Season They've Rebuilt 'Picket Fences' . . .
NYTimes - over 23 years
On last year's prime-time map, there was no place like Rome, Wis., as a crossroads of the surreal and the serious. Since most viewers bypassed the fictional hamlet that serves as the setting for the CBS series "Picket Fences," they aren't aware that Rome isn't as weird as it used to be. This season the show's creators decided that less quirkiness
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Review/Film; One Man's Approach To Sexual Obsession
NYTimes - about 25 years
"Ted and Venus" tells of a sadly dissipated drifter who lives in Venice, Calif., and becomes obsessed with a beautiful young woman he first glimpses on the beach. Since Ted (Bud Cort), an ex-mental patient who is an aspiring and supposedly talented poet, expresses his longing for Linda (Kim Adams) largely by means of surprise visits and obscene
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - about 26 years
As a followup to the Children's Summit at the United Nations last month, NOEL BROWN , director of the United Nations Environment program; JIM GRANT, executive director of UNICEF; GUIDO de MARCO, president of the General Assembly, and LEIGH TAYLOR-YOUNG, the actress and spokeswoman for the Institute for Individual and World Peace, are co-hosts of
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At the Movies
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Seltzer's Next Project Seltzer's Next Project For the director and screenwriter David Seltzer, nine years passed from first draft to finished film in the case of ''Punchline,'' which opens today. But it doesn't look as though he'll have to wait that long for his next project to see the light of a projector. Under a deal with Dawn Steel and
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SAMUEL BECKETT: PRIVATE IN PUBLIC
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: SAMUEL BECKETT wrote me a postcard. SAMUEL BECKETT wrote me a postcard. I had helped to produce an evening of three of his plays in Los Angeles during the early 1980's and had arranged for the photographer Sherie Scheer to come to the dress rehearsal and take a series of photographs. I had heard that he chose not to see his plays performed
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Review/Television; Dividing Up the Friends During a Divorce Ordeal
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: There's enough biting humor left in ''Who Gets the Friends?'' to indicate that still another made-for-television movie has been mangled in the network homogenization mills. This particular exercise in prime-time diversion, on CBS at 9 o'clock this evening, was made for CBS Entertainment Productions. There's enough biting humor left in ''Who
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leigh Taylor-Young
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  • 2013
    Age 68
    She married John Morton in January 2013 at PRANA, headquarters of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details She is an ordained minister in the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, founded by the late John-Roger Hinkins and now led by her husband..
  • FIFTIES
  • 2004
    Age 59
    From 2004 through 2007, she played Katherine Barrett Crane on the soap opera Passions.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to her roles on Picket Fences and Passions, Taylor-Young has also appeared on series such as The Young Riders, Murder, She Wrote, Sunset Beach, Malibu Shores, 7th Heaven and Life. She had recurring roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, The Pretender, and UPN's The Sentinel. She also appeared in a handful of television films, including Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987), Who Gets the Friends?, and Stranger in My Home (1997).
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 49
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 48
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 40
    In 1985, she was cast as Virginia Howell in Jagged Edge, and appeared in the romantic comedy film Secret Admirer.
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  • 1984
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Catastrophe with Taylor-Young also toured Los Angeles, New York City, and London. Taylor-Young's recent film credits have included minor roles in Honeymoon Academy (1990), Bliss (1997), and Slackers (2002), as well as direct-to-video films Addams Family Reunion (1998), Klepto (2003), "Spiritual Warriors (2007)" and "The Wayshower" (2011).
  • 1983
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details From 1987-89, she played Kimberly Cryder, a recurring character on Dallas, her first role in a major prime time soap since Peyton Place.
  • 1981
    Age 36
    In 1981, she appeared in the high technology Michael Crichton production Looker.
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  • 1978
    Age 33
    Leigh wed director Guy Mcelwaine in 1978 and they later divorced.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 28
    She is perhaps best known for her performance as Shirl, the "furniture" girl, in the 1973 science fiction classic Soylent Green.
    More Details Hide Details For almost ten years after her appearance in Soylent Green, however, her career went into an extended hiatus as she concentrated on raising her only child, son Patrick. The 1980s saw Leigh Taylor-Young return to both film and television, where her looks and voice often led to casting in roles of an aristocratic bent.
  • 1969
    Age 24
    This was followed by her appearance with husband Ryan O'Neal in The Big Bounce in 1969.
    More Details Hide Details For the next several years, her pictures tended to be high budget films, such as The Adventurers (1970), based on the novel by best-seller Harold Robbins, and The Horsemen, (1971) opposite leading man Omar Sharif.
  • 1968
    Age 23
    Her first film role came opposite Peter Sellers in the 1968 comedy, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas.
    More Details Hide Details The film was commercially successful, and she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Most Promising Female Newcomer.
  • 1967
    Age 22
    Leigh Taylor-Young married Ryan O'Neal, her Peyton Place co-star, in 1967. Their wedding was a spontaneous one: while in Hawaii for a promotion for Peyton Place, an ABC manager offered the couple the opportunity to marry at his home. The marriage produced a son, Patrick, but Leigh and O'Neal divorced in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details She lived in India for almost two years and returned to the U.S. in 1976. Her sister is actress Dey Young, who also appeared on Star Trek; and her brother is director Lance Young, who directed the movie Bliss.
    Despite the huge amount of publicity she received while working on Peyton Place, Taylor-Young left the soap opera in 1967 due to her pregnancy.
    More Details Hide Details Following this, she pursued a career in films, landing a lucrative seven-year contract with a major studio.
    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:
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  • 1966
    Age 21
    She initially went there in April 1966 to recuperate from an attack of pneumonia.
    More Details Hide Details She impressed the head producer of Peyton Place, Paul Monash, with a performance from The Glass Menagerie and was immediately signed to a seven-year television and multiple motion picture contract. Shortly after, she told the press: "I'd have preferred to stay in New York to establish myself as an actress before coming to Hollywood."
    Taylor-Young got her first big break in 1966, when she was cast as Rachel Welles in the prime time soap opera Peyton Place.
    More Details Hide Details Her character was written in the show as a replacement for the character of Allison MacKenzie, previously played by Mia Farrow. The show's producer, Everett Chambers, cast her because of her "great warmth and sweet angelic qualities not unlike Mia". At the time she received the role, Taylor-Young had been in California for only a few days.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Age 0
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her father was a diplomat, and her younger siblings are actress/sculptor Dey Young and writer/director/producer Lance Young. The siblings were raised in Oakland County, Michigan. Leigh graduated from Groves High School, Beverly Hills, Michigan in 1962. Before attending Northwestern University as an economics major, she spent a summer shifting scenery, modelling, acting, and sweeping up at a Detroit little theater. However, she left Northwestern before graduating to pursue a full-time acting career, making her professional debut on Broadway in Three Bags Full. About dropping out of college, the actress explained:
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