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Robert Taylor Overview:

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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Fridays With : Lady of the Tropics (1939)

on May 20, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

returns in this old-fashioned tale of forbidden love, miscegenation and fabulous fashions! Lady of the Tropics saw Taylor as a Hollywood star, paired up with actress Hedy Lamarr in her second Hollywood film, all directed by the fabulous Jack Conway who helmed the likes of Libeled Lady ... Read full article


Fridays With : Times Square Lady (1935)

on May 13, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

The TCM Classic Film Festival left me behind on my Fridays With… series. The crop of Taylor films this month aren’t his best, but they’re a start.  We kick off this dive into the career of with his first leading role. Movies are critiqued today if they’re incons... Read full article


Lady of the Tropics (1939) with and Hedy Lamarr

By Orson DeWelles on Feb 18, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Hedy Lamarr set the world aflame with her beauty in Algiers! Now you see her in the arms of a dashing Bob Taylor! Second time’s the charm, right? Or is that supposed to be the third time? In any case, after Hedy Lamarr’s American debut in Algiers, MGM was eager to get her into another ve... Read full article


The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) with Joan Crawford and

By Orson De Welles on Mar 12, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! At some time during 1936 the powers that were at MGM decided to take perhaps their biggest star of the time, Joan Crawford, and pull out all the stops in putting her in the highest quality production. The subject matter they picked was somewhat odd to say the least. For Ms. Crawford (tec... Read full article


Barbara Stanwyck and watches and sapphires 1930s

By ImagineMDD on Jul 5, 2014 From Pop Culture ImagineMDD

Keeping time with Barbara Stanwyck and Barbara Stanwyck Original Vintage Transparency Rare Photo Fans spent several years watching what would happen with and Barbara Stanwyck. Couldn't she have a dance with the man at a club without all the papers sayi... Read full article


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Robert Taylor Quotes:

Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney: I know who you are and what league you played in... you were Frankie Nemo's girl weren't you?
Karen Stephanson: Yes.
Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney: [Sarcastically] Yass, yass... that all you have to say? Where's the cute story? Didn't he hold a mortgage on the old plantation... Wasn't he threatening the virtue of your little sister... That kind of routine? I go for cute stories.


Rigby: I never knew a crooked road could look so straight.


Lt. Linus Delaney: Well, I never thought I'd see the day.
Ward Kinsman: That's the point, isn't it? To live to see the day.


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Robert Taylor Facts
After studying at Doane University, he followed his cello teacher to study at Pomona College, California, where he began acting and was encouraged to join MGM's acting school before signing a seven-year contract with the studio initially at $35 a week. This is said to have set the stage as being the lowest-paid major star in the history of Hollywood; he remained at MGM for twenty-four years.

He holds Hollywood record for longest contract with one studio (MGM) 24 years from early 1934 to late 1958 and he holds Hollywood record for lowest contract salary (initially $35 a week, in 1934).

He was called "The New King", after Clark Gable's departure from MGM in 1953.

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