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Robert Taylor (August 5, 1911 - 8 months 6, 1969) is an American actor.

Born Spangler Arlington Brugh names in Filley, Nebraska, he was the son of Ruth Adaline (née Stanhope) and Spangler Andrew Brugh, farmers switched to a doctor. [1] [2] In youth, he is star track and field and played cello in school orchestras. After graduation, he went to Doane College to study music. [3] [4]

At Doane, he studied cello with Prof. E. Gray, his idol. After Professor Gray announced he had found a new job at Pomona College in Los Angeles, Brugh moved to California and enrolled in Pomona. [5] He joined the theater group and then the foreign key should be detected in the recruited the talents of MGM in 1932. [6]


After Brugh signed a contract for 7 years with MGM at $ 35 a week, his name was changed to Robert Taylor. [7] He took the comedy debut in 1934 Handy Andy with Will Rogers (contract out with 20th Century Fox ). After appearing in several small roles, he was the first played in Magnificent Obsession, with Irene Dunne. It was followed by Camille, actress Greta Garbo. [6]

The late 1930s, Taylor participated in many film roles with a rich volume, including musical Broadway Melody of 1936 and Broadway Melody of 1938, the British comedy A Yank at Oxford with Vivien Leigh. In 1940, he stood by the star of A Yank at Oxford Vivien Leigh in Mervyn LeRoy's drama: Waterloo Bridge.

In 1941, Taylor began breaking the perfect image of his own with the more active role. That year, he played Billy Bonney (better known as Billy - unruly kids) in Billy the Kid. The following year he plays Johnny Eager in the movie, actress Lana Turner. After entering the Army as a lieutenant in Bataan in 1943, Taylor entered World War II and became coach in Air Force. This time, he starred in the 1944 documentary The Fighting Lady. [4]

In 1950, Taylor received he plays Marcus Vinicius generals in Quo Vadis, Actress Deborah Kerr. The film success with sales of $ 11 million. [6] The following year, he starred with Elizabeth Taylor in the movie Ivanhoe, follows the classic novel of the same name Walter Scott. The next two films in 1953 as Knights of the Round Table and The Adventures of Quentin Durward, all filmed in the UK

By the mid-50s, Taylor's career gradually faded. In 1955 he starred with Eleanor Parker in a funny movie Many Rivers To Cross the West. In 1958, he opened his own company, Robert Taylor Productions, and next year, he starred in the television detective series of the ABC: The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (1959-1962). [3] When this series ends 1962, Taylor continued to participate in films and television programs, such as A House Is Not a Home and two parts of Hondo. In 1965, after filming Johnny Tiger in Florida, Taylor narrator role in the television series Death Valley Days, by Ronald Reagan left to move to his political career. [8] Taylor continued to film until 1969 when he became too old and weak to continue working.

Personal life

In 1951, Taylor starred in the Above and Beyond, a film about the life airline pilot Paul Tibbets Enola Gay. The two met and realized they have many similarities. Both like to study medicine, passion Skeet shooting (game shooting clay pigeons) and flying. Taylor flew between the 1930 study, and work in the United States Air Force as a trainer during World War II. The aircraft he was assigned the type Twin Beech called "Missy" (Stanwyck's nickname - his wife). [9]


After Taylor appeared with Barbara Stanwyck actress in the film This Is My Affair in 1937, both go to marriage in 1939. Turbulent marriage and ended in 1951. [6]

In 1954, Taylor married German-born actress, Ursula Thiess, and with her two children. [10]

June 8, 1969, Taylor died of lung cancer at age 57 - the main factor is due to nicotine addiction - and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California. [11]

Because of his dedication to the film industry, Robert Taylor was honored by a star in Hollywood Fame, The 1500 Vine Street.


* Handy Andy (1934)
* There's Always Tomorrow (1934)
* A Wicked Woman (1934)
* Society Doctor (1935)
* Times Square Lady (1935)
* West Point of the Air (1935)
* Murder in the Fleet (1935)
* Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
* Magnificent Obsession (1935)
* Small Town Girl (1936)
* Private Number (1936)
* His Brother's Wife (1936)
* The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
* Camille (1936)
* Personal Property (1937)
* This Is My Affair (1937)
* Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
* A Yank at Oxford (1938)
* Three Comrades (1938)
* The Crowd Roars (1938)
* Stand Up and Fight (1939)
* Lucky Night (1939)
* Lady of the Tropics (1939)
* Remember? (1939)
* Waterloo Bridge (1940)
* Escape (1940)
* Flight Command (1940)
* Billy the Kid (1941)
* When Ladies Meet (1941)
* Johnny Eager (1942)
* Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
Stand by for Action (1942)
* The youngest Profession (Cameo, 1943)
* Bataan (1943)
* Song of Russia (1944)
* The Fighting Lady (Documentary, Narrator, 1944)
* Undercurrent (1946)
* High Wall (1947)
* The Secret Land (Documentary, Narrator, 1948)
* The Bribe (1949)
* Ambush (1950)
* Devil's Doorway (1950)
* Quo Vadis (1951)
* Westward the Women (1951)
* Ivanhoe (1952)
* Above and Beyond (1952)
* Knights of the Round Table (1953)
* I Love Melvin (1953) (Cameo)
* Ride, vaquero! (1953)
* All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
* Valley of the Kings (1954)
* Rogue Cop (1954)
* Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
* The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955)
* The Last Hunt (1956)
* D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)
* The Power and the Prize (1956)
* Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957)
* Saddle the Wind (1958)
* The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
* Party Girl (1958)
* The Hangman (1959)
* The House of the Seven Hawks (1959)
* Killers of Kilimanjaro (1959)
* Miracle of the White Stallions (1963)
* Cattle King (1963)
* A House Is Not a Home (1964)
* The Night Walker (1964)
* Johnny Tiger (1966)
* Savage Pampas (1966)
* The Glass Sphinx (1967)
* Return of the Gunfighter (1967)
* The Day the Hot Line Got Hot (1968)
* Where Angels Go, Trouble follows (1968)
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