Robert Taylor
Actor
Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor was an American film and television actor who was one of the most popular celebrities of his time.
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Taylor is looking to add an experienced player to squad - Diss Express
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DISS Town manager Robert Taylor has said the last week has been “a learning curve” for his players and is looking to add an experienced player to bolster his squad. The Tangerines, who made a flying start to life back in the Ridgeons League Premier
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A Sneak Peak at the Robert L. Taylor Center - Patch.com
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Additionally, classes in basic computer programs such as Microsoft Excel will be available at the Robert Taylor. "These kind of classes are great because they'll give kids a chance to build a foundation and find jobs," Fogle said
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Taylor - Feild - Scott County Times
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... to Benjamin Jackson Feild, son of Mrs. Connie Feild of Paragould, Arkansas and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Feild of Bono, Ark. Tiffany is also the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lyle of Lena and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor of Lawrence
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A&E picks up 'Longmire' western for series - Wyoming Business Report
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The show will star Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Galactica”), who will play a deputy opposite Robert Taylor's mid-western sheriff. Other stars are Lou Diamond Phillips (“Stargate Universe”), Bailey Chase (“Saving Grace”) and Cassidy Freema (“Smallville”)
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A&E picks Up Katee Sackhoff Drama Longmire - TVLine
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A&E has given a 10-episode, first season order to Longmire, an hour-long Western-themed drama starring Matrix actor Robert Taylor as the show's titular charismatic, dry-witted Wyoming sheriff. Sackhoff will play Vic, one of his deputies. ... - -
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Robert N. Taylor: President Obama D... - Eurweb.com
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People who want to turn back the clock must be fought. They cannot be won over with rational arguments. [Robert Taylor is editor of the blog Daily Black News Journal. Visit him by logging onto http://dailyblack.webs.com .]
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Broken Arrow police arrest copper thieves - KOKI FOX 23
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Investigators say Robert Taylor and Jeremy Furbeck were in a van with a magnetic sign on the door that said "GW Communications, A Broadbrand Infrastructure Company." Police saw a line dropping down into a work bucket near the van and asked the men
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Police logs - July 30 - TheDay.com
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Robert Taylor, 35, of Cadet, Mo., was charged Wednesday with breach of peace, risk of injury to a minor and second-degree unlawful restraint. Pete Delgado Jr., 50, of 9 Nordon Ave., was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct, threatening and
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Celebrating a century - Beatrice Daily Sun
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The famous Gage County-born actor Robert Taylor would have turned 100-years-old next week and local history buffs and Taylor enthusiasts are planning a week full of celebrations. Taylor died more than 40 years ago due to lung cancer, but that is not
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Gage County Historical Society holding celebration for actor Robert Taylor - Lincoln Journal Star
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Even after he became known as the "Man with the Perfect Profile," actor Robert Taylor made a point to come back to Nebraska, his home state. He would take his movie-star friends hunting. He brought his wife, German actress Ursula Thiess,
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Pinal County Hero Cop Robert Taylor to Be Honore... - Phoenix New Times (blog)
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On the afternoon of February 3, PCSO Deputy Robert Taylor saved the lives of an infant and an elderly man before most of us sat down for lunch. About 11:30 am, the PCSO got a call about a baby who was choking. In the chaos, the baby's parents gave the
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Robert N. Taylor: Michele Bachmann ... - Eurweb.com
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But misconstruing facts is not the concern. It is the deliberate distortion of facts that is the problem. [Robert Taylor is editor of the blog Daily Black News Journal. Visit him by logging onto http://dailyblack.webs.com .]
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Robert Taylor's World a House of Cards - Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers
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ACE COLLECTOR: Baseball memorabilia collector Robert Taylor, right, with restaurateur Abdul Alhlou at the Silver Flame in Tulsa, where Taylor gave a luncheon presentation of his massive collection to members and guests of the Tulsa
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Miranda Maleski, Robert Taylor Jr. talk 'So You Think You Can Dance' - Reality TV World
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So You Think You Can Dance eliminated Miranda Maleski and Robert Taylor Jr. during last Thursday night's live results show on Fox, which determined the eighth season's Top 14 contestants. During a Friday conference
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    FIFTIES
  • 1969
    Age 57
    He died of lung cancer on June 8, 1969, at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California.
    More Details Hide Details Taylor's funeral was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California. Long-time friend Ronald Reagan (who was then the governor of California) eulogized Taylor. Among the mourners were Robert Stack, Van Heflin, Eva Marie Saint, Walter Pidgeon, Keenan Wynn, Mickey Rooney, George Murphy, Audrey Totter and Taylor's ex-wife Barbara Stanwyck. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Robert Taylor has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.
    He died of the disease in June 1969 at the age of 57.
    More Details Hide Details Born Spangler Arlington Brugh in Filley, Nebraska, he was the only child of Ruth Adaline (née Stanhope) and Spangler Andrew Brugh, a farmer turned doctor. During his early life, the family moved several times, living in Muskogee, Oklahoma; Kirksville, Missouri; and Fremont, Nebraska. By September 1917, the Brughs had moved to Beatrice, Nebraska, where they remained for 16 years. As a teenager, Taylor was a track star and played the cello in his high school orchestra. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. While at Doane, he took cello lessons from Professor Herbert E. Gray, a man whom he admired and idolized. After Professor Gray announced he was accepting a new position at Pomona College in Los Angeles, Brugh moved to California and enrolled at Pomona.
    On May 26, 1969, shortly before Taylor's death from lung cancer, Ursula Thiess found her son Michael's body in a West Los Angeles motel room.
    More Details Hide Details He died from what was later determined to be a drug overdose. One month before his death, Michael had been released from a mental hospital. In 1964, he spent a year in a reformatory for attempting to poison his natural father with insecticide. In February 1944, Taylor helped found the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. In October 1947, Taylor was called to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities regarding Communism in Hollywood. He did this reluctantly, regarding the hearings as a "circus" and refusing to appear unless subpoenaed. In his testimony concerning the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), delivered on October 22, 1947, Taylor stated: "It seems to me that at meetings, especially meetings of the general membership of the Guild, there was always a certain group of actors and actresses whose every action would indicate to me that, if they are not Communists, they are working awfully hard to be Communists." Two people already under investigation by the FBI, Karen Morley and Howard Da Silva were mentioned as troublemakers at SAG meetings. Taylor alleged that at meetings of the SAG, Da Silva "always had something to say at the wrong time." Da Silva was blacklisted on Broadway and New York radio, while Morley never worked again after her name surfaced at the hearings. Taylor went on to declare that he would refuse to work with anyone who was even suspected of being a Communist: "I'm afraid it would have to be him or me, because life is too short to be around people who annoy me as much as these fellow-travelers and Communists do".
  • 1965
    Age 53
    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.
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  • 1964
    Age 52
    In 1964, Taylor co-starred with his former wife, Barbara Stanwyck, in William Castle's psychological horror film The Night Walker.
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  • 1963
    Age 51
    In 1963, NBC filmed, but never aired, four episodes of what was to have been The Robert Taylor Show, a series based on case files from the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
    More Details Hide Details The project was suddenly dropped for lack of coordination with HEW.
  • 1962
    Age 50
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Robert Taylor received the 1953 World Film Favorite – Male, award at the Golden Globes (tied with Alan Ladd).
  • FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 46
    Also in 1958, he left MGM and formed his own production company, Robert Taylor Productions, and the following year, he starred in the ABC hit television series The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (1959–1962).
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    In 1958, he shared the lead with Richard Widmark in the edgy John Sturges western, The Law and Jake Wade.
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  • 1955
    Age 43
    He starred in a comedy western in 1955 co-starring Eleanor Parker, Many Rivers to Cross.
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  • 1954
    Age 42
    Taylor also filmed Valley of the Kings in Egypt in 1954.
    More Details Hide Details By the mid-1950s, Taylor began to concentrate on westerns, his preferred genre.
    He married actress Ursula Thiess in 1954, and they had two children.
    More Details Hide Details A chain smoker, Taylor was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 1968.
  • 1953
    Age 41
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 39
    Stanwyck divorced Taylor (reportedly at his request) in February 1951. The couple had no children. Taylor met German actress Ursula Thiess in 1952. They married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on May 23, 1954.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children together, son Terrance (born 1955) and daughter Tessa (born 1959). Taylor was also stepfather to Thiess' two children from her previous marriage, Manuela and Michael Thiess.
  • 1950
    Age 38
    In 1950, Taylor landed the role of General Marcus Vinicius in Quo Vadis, opposite Deborah Kerr.
    More Details Hide Details The epic film was a hit, grossing US$11 million in its first run.
  • 1949
    Age 37
    After the war he appeared in a series of edgy roles, including Undercurrent and High Wall. In 1949, he co-starred opposite Elizabeth Taylor in Conspirator.
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  • 1944
    Age 32
    During this time, he also starred in instructional films and narrated the 1944 documentary The Fighting Lady.
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  • 1943
    Age 31
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1941
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details That year he portrayed Billy Bonney (better known as Billy the Kid) in Billy the Kid. The next year, he played the title role in the film noir Johnny Eager opposite Lana Turner.
  • 1940
    Age 28
    In 1940, he reteamed with Leigh in Mervyn LeRoy's drama Waterloo Bridge.
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  • 1939
    Age 27
    After three years of dating, Taylor married Barbara Stanwyck on May 14, 1939 in San Diego, California.
    More Details Hide Details Zeppo Marx's wife, Marion, was Stanwyck's matron of honor and her godfather, actor Buck Mack, was Taylor's best man.
    Taylor was married to actress Barbara Stanwyck from 1939 to 1951.
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  • 1936
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1934
    Age 22
    He made his film debut in the 1934 comedy, Handy Andy, starring Will Rogers (on a loan-out to 20th Century Fox).
    More Details Hide Details His first leading role was in an MGM short subject called Buried Loot. Irene Dunne requested him for her leading man in Magnificent Obsession. This was followed by Camille, opposite Greta Garbo.
  • 1932
    Age 20
    He joined the campus theater group and was eventually spotted by an MGM talent scout in 1932 after production of Journey's End.
    More Details Hide Details He signed a seven-year contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer with an initial salary of $35 a week, which rose to $2500 by 1936. The studio changed his name to Robert Taylor.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1911
    Born
    Born on August 5, 1911.
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