Thursday, August 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Robert Taylor (1911-1969)

Robert Taylor was born Spangler Arlington Brugh on August 5th, 1911 in Filley, Nebraska. Originally signed at MGM because of his good looks, he gradually became one of the screen's most enduring leading men. Starred in an impressive list of films including Magnificent Obsession (1935), Camille (1936), A Yank At Oxford (1937), Waterloo Bridge (1940), Johnny Eager (1942), Bataan (1943), Quo Vadis (1951), Above and Beyond (1952), Westward The Women (1952) and Ivanhoe (1952).

Taylor was married to Barbara Stanwyck from 1939 to 1951 and then remarried Ursula Theiss in 1954 until his death. They had two children together.

After Taylor died of lung cancer - he was a chain smoker - at the age of 57, he was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California. Many Hollywood celebrities attended his funeral, and his best friend Ronald Reagan, the Governor of California, gave the eulogy.

1 comment:

  1. Monty, Robert Raylor, is one of my favorite actors. Loved every film I have seen him perform in.


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