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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.

BlogHub Articles:

How Many Films did Barbara Stanwyck and Star in Together?

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 5, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

How many Films did Barbara Stanwyck and Star in Together? Barbara Stanwyck and were married on May 14, 1939, after about three years of ‘dating’… ?They divorced in February 1952 (some sources say 1951), and although they did not star in any films toge... Read full article


On Blu-ray: and Stewart Granger in The Last Hunt (1956)

By KC on Oct 11, 2018 From Classic Movies

Based on a novel by Milton Lott, but featuring real buffalo herd thinning, the Richard Brooks-directed The Last Hunt (1956) is an unusual mix of fact and fiction. It comes from a period where westerns took on more moral complexity. Heroes are less certain, violence isn't as superficial, and a feelin... Read full article


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


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Robert Taylor Quotes:

Lance Poole: It's hard to explain how an Indian feels about the earth. It's the pumping of our blood... the love we got to have. My father said the earth is our mother. I was raised in the valley and now I'm part of it. Like the mountains and the hills, the deer, the pine trees and the wind. Deep in my heart I know I belong. If we lose it now, we might as well all be dead.


[later Edith Keating to Billy]
Edith: Jim's got roots here.
Billy: I got a horse and the west is wide.


Ivanhoe: Hold my Lords!
Ivanhoe: I Wilfred of Ivanhoe, do challenge the judgment of this tribunal. In the name of the accused, I demand that her guilt or innocence be determined in the eyes of God by wager of battle.


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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.

Actively supported his best friend Ronald Reagan's campaign to become the Republican Governor of California in 1966.

Right-handed Taylor spent weeks perfecting his ability to draw a gun with his left hand in preparation for his role in Billy the Kid (1941).

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