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Legendary actor, Robert Taylor, was born Spangler Arlington Brugh on Aug 5, 1911 in Filley, NE. Taylor died at the age of 57 on Jun 8, 1969 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Robert Taylor's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #57 on Jun 11, 1941. In addition, Taylor was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum . Taylor was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Robert Taylor Film Quotes
Steve Sinclair: I tried to bend that kid a certain way. I tried to shape him. He was some kind of tough leather that I had to make soft. But he didn't soften any. He wasn't made that way. He was just rotten leather and he came up hard.

Count William De la Marck: [Fighting in the darkness] How many are you?
Quentin Durward: How many do you want?

[Frank and Ward contemplate descending a near vertical hillside]
Frank Holly: Has a horse ever been down through there before?
Ward Kinsman: A horse has got too much sense to try.
-- From Ambush

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Robert Taylor Facts
Robert Taylor was terribly keen on classical music, learning appreciated by among others Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo. He had a huge collection of first-class works. He was a music major from 1929 to 1931 playing the cello in Doane String Quartet, the trio "The Harmony Boys" and in Doane Symphony Orchestra in Nebraska. In California he used to have a gramophone with him that he would play every time he could on set filming and he never missed the concerts given each year at the Hollywood Bowl.

The twelve-mile section of U.S. Highway 136 between Beatrice and Filley was officially designated as the Robert Taylor Memorial Highway in 1994 (Source: Gage County Historical Society, Beatrice, Nebraska).

He left his signatures, footprints and handprints in the cement in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinesse Theater in Hollywood, together with Barbara Stanwyck, on June 11, 1941.

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