August 5, 1911
June 8, 1969
George Cukor, director. “Robert Taylor was my favorite actor. He was a gentleman. That’s rare in Hollywood.”
(W.F. Buckley, “MGM Moles Dig Themselves a Hole,” Column, Jan 30, 1990)
Mr. Taylor’s ashes were interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Ursula Thiess’ ashes are now with his.
May they both rest in peace.
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.
He will never be forgotten by those to whom he gave so much pleasure.
So very true.
I wish I would’ve checked for his resting place when I was in LA a few years ago.
My BF and I made the rounds to Westwood Cemetary, Hollywood Forever, and Forest Lawn Cemetary. Armed myself with a huge list of various actors’/directors’/musicians’ graves (Rudolph Valentino, Tyrone Power, John Cassavetes, Andy Gibb, many, many others), but couldn’t find HIS for some reason! Forest Lawn is just so sprawling!
I live in Austin, TX and went to LA for a comedy festival (or so my BF thought). MY main goal was to visit and lay flowers at my favorite stars’ final resting place.
Hopefully will go back soon and find sweet Robert’s site. I’ll be sure to bring a bouquet. He was so talented, smart, and beautiful! So missed. 😦
This the info from the Find a Grave website. I hope it help you next time although I’ve read that this area is not open to the public. Thanks for writing.
Original Name Spangler Arlington Brugh
Birth 5 Aug 1911
Filley, Gage County, Nebraska, USA
Death 8 Jun 1969 (aged 57)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA Show Map
Plot Court of Freedom section, Garden of Honor (NorthWest garden; locked, no public access), Columbarium of the Evening Star, Map #1, Unit 2 (back wall), Outdoor Garden Niche 2508
Rest In Peace, Sweetest Robert.
Ivanhoe……..all the brothers were valiant…….enough said