Happy 101st Birthday Robert Taylor!
August 5, 2012
Robert Taylor at 6 months of age, 1912.
28th Birthday, 1939 at a party given by Barbara Stanwyck.
Probably 1938. Stanwyck, Taylor and cake.
Louis B. Mayer celebrates the Taylor birthday in 1940 or 1941.
Unknown, probably the 1930s.
From all the fans who still love you.
I became a Robert Taylor fan at the age of 15 when his TV show, "The Detectives" premiered. My mother wanted to watch it because she remembered Mr. Taylor from the thirties. I took one look and that was it. I spent the rest of my high school career watching Robert Taylor movies on late night TV, buying photos of him, making scrapbooks and being a typical teenager. College, marriage and career intervened. I remember being sad when Mr. Taylor died. I mailed two huge scrapbooks to Ursula Thiess. I hope she got them. Time passed, retirement, moving to Florida. Then in 2012 my husband Fred pointed that there were two Robert Taylor movies that evening on Turner Classic Movies--"Ivanhoe" and "Quentin Durward." I watched both and it happened all over again. I started this blog both for fans and for people who didn't know about Robert Taylor. As the blog passes 200,000 views I'm delighted that so many people have come by and hope it will help preserve the legacy of this fine actor and equally good man.
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