Happy Birthday Robert Taylor!

Happy 111th Birthday Robert Taylor!

August 5, 2022

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.

Probably 1949.

1961–with Ursula.

From all the fans who still love you.

About giraffe44

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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7 Responses to Happy Birthday Robert Taylor!

  1. Martha Crawford Cantarini says:

    Oh I loved this! Thanks so for posting.


  2. Martha Clark says:

    Love these photos! So many stars!

    Happy Birthday Robert Taylor!


  3. I wish he had had more of them. Thanks for writing. Judith


  4. June Alexander says:

    Tried to respond to this at the time, but WordPress would not accept my post.
    Maybe ok now, as I tried another of your posts earlier and it accepted my response at the 2nd go
    Might have something to do with increased security on the site.
    Anyway, still love your work.


  5. June, You’re not the only person who’s having trouble. I don’t understand it. Did you know that Robert Taylor liked to eat raw onions? Yuck. Judith


    • Don’t know about that but when I was invited to their house for dinner I know the cabbage rolls that Ursula hand made were the best ever. I love seasoned food and they were highly seasoned and delicious. He really enjoyed those I know as did we all.


  6. Martha, what a wonderful memory. I envy you for it. You’ll find out about the onions shortly. Best to you and John. Judith


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