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Robert Taylor

Born Aug 5, 1911

Robert Taylor was an American film and television actor who was one of the most popular celebrities of his time.

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1911 Birth Born on August 5, 1911.


1932 20 Years Old He joined the campus theatre group and was eventually spotted by an MGM talent scout in 1932 after production of Journey's End. … Read More
1934 22 Years Old He made his film debut in the 1934 comedy, Handy Andy, opposite Will Rogers (on a loan-out to 20th Century Fox). … Read More
1936 24 Years Old Throughout the late 1930s, Taylor appeared in films of varying genres including the musicals Broadway Melody of 1936 and Broadway Melody of 1938, and the British comedy A Yank at Oxford with Vivien Leigh.
1937 25 Years Old After Taylor appeared with actress Barbara Stanwyck in the 1937 film This Is My Affair, the two were married in 1939. The marriage had its ups and downs and eventually, in 1951, ended in divorce.
1940 28 Years Old In 1940, he reteamed with Leigh in Mervyn LeRoy's drama Waterloo Bridge. … Read More
1941 29 Years Old After being given the nickname "The Man with the Perfect Profile", Taylor began breaking away from his perfect leading man image and began appearing in darker roles beginning in 1941. … Read More


1943 31 Years Old After playing a tough sergeant in Bataan in 1943, Taylor contributed to the war effort by becoming a flying instructor in U.S. Naval Air Corps.
1944 32 Years Old During this time, he also starred in instructional films and narrated the 1944 documentary The Fighting Lady.
1949 37 Years Old Robert Taylor first appeared with actress Elizabeth Taylor in the 1949 movie Conspirator. … Read More
1950 38 Years Old In 1950, Taylor landed the role of General Marcus Vinicius in Quo Vadis, opposite Deborah Kerr. … Read More


1953 41 Years Old The following year, he starred opposite Elizabeth Taylor in the film version of Walter Scott's classic Ivanhoe, followed by 1953's Knights of the Round Table and The Adventures of Quentin Durward, all filmed in England. … Read More
1954 42 Years Old In 1954, Taylor married German-born actress Ursula Thiess, with whom he had two children. … Read More
1955 43 Years Old He starred in a comedy western in 1955 co-starring Eleanor Parker called Many Rivers To Cross.
1958 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1958 he shared lead with Richard Widmark in the edgy John Sturges western, The Law and Jake Wade.


1962 50 Years Old Following the end of the series in 1962, Taylor continued to appear in films and television including A House Is Not a Home and two episodes of Hondo.
1964 52 Years Old In 1964, he co-starred with his former wife, Barbara Stanwyck, in William Castle's psychological horror film The Night Walker.
1965 53 Years Old In 1965, after filming Johnny Tiger in Florida, Taylor took over the role of narrator in the television series Death Valley Days, when Ronald Reagan left to pursue a career in politics.
1969 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Taylor would remain with the series until 1969 when he became too ill to continue working. … Read More
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