“Longmire” Season 2: Robert Taylor salutes ‘big star’ whose name he bears.
By Jay Bobbin, May 9, 2013
Robert Taylor knows what’s in a name. The Australian actor–who begins his second season playing a highly traditional American character when he returns as the title Wyoming sheriff in “Longmire”–shares the name of a performer who was a popular member of Metro-Goldwyn Mayer’s stable of stars from the 1930s through the 1950s.
“There haven’t been any complications from that at all,” the “Longmire” Taylor tells Zap2it, “but when I was a kid, people used to mention it to me all the time. Not as many people have heard of him these days. You ask kids who are 20 who he is, and their eyes glaze over–but they probably couldn’t tell you who the President of the United States is either.”
Films such as Waterloo Bridge, Ivanhoe and A Yank at Oxford have kept the earlier Taylor, who died in 1969 (and was the second husband of screen legend Barbara Stanwyck), a frequent presence on Turner Classic Movies. “He was a big star,” acknowledges the current Taylor, “and he made some great movies.”
That Taylor played a lawman on television, too, in ABC’s 1959-62 show The Detectives. The actor who plays the typically silent-but-strong Sheriff Walt Longmire says he would like to become as well known for his work, “hopefully.”
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Sorry could not find the little a with the circle around it to put in my email address thanks
On my keyboard, it’s above the fnumber 2, Bill. Thanks for writing. Judith
I would just like to tell Robert Taylor thank you for doing such a good job in the series Longmire. My husband passed away in March of 2019 And I normally don’t watch shows about cowboys. But am I ever glad that I have spent the last week watching all six seasons of Longmire on Netflix. Walt Longmire reminds me so much of my husband I have become very endeared to Robert Taylor as an actor. His mannerisms his build his looks the way he walked the way he conducted himself everything about him reminded me of my husband and it gave me much comfort to watch this show
Tami, I’m sorry for the loss of your husband and am glad you enjoy Longmire. However, this blog is about the late American actor, Robert Taylor. All the best, Judith