Robert Taylor was born on August 5, 1911 and died on June 8, 1969. He was a lifelong smoker and died of lung cancer. He left behind his wife, Ursula Thiess, and two children, Terrance and Tessa. Mr. Taylor had previously been married to Barbara Stanwyck.
Mr. Taylor was an excellent actor. He should have received at least Oscar nominations for Bataan, High Wall, Quo Vadis and several others. It was believed in Hollywood that if you were exceptionally good looking, you couldn’t act. Many reviews say things like “Robert Taylor gives a surprisingly good performance.” They were always surprised.
Robert Taylor was loved by his peers, the directors he worked with and, most of all, the public. They couldn’t get enough of him. Mr. Taylor was equally good at drama and comedy although he didn’t do enough comedies.
If you don’t know Robert Taylor’s work, many of his pictures are on You Tube, Turner Classic Movies or DVD.