In Memoriam Robert Taylor 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. … Continue reading
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It’s been a tough week for Robert Taylor’s leading ladies: first Eleanor Parker then Audrey Totter died. Now Joan Fontaine has passed away at the age of 96. The following is adapted from a mini-bio Ms. Fontaine by Denny Jackson … Continue reading
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Audrey Totter was under contract to MGM from 1944 to 1951. Her specialty was playing hard edged, fast talking women in various films noir. When the genre went out of favor, she tried to expand into other parts but had … Continue reading
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Eleanor Parker, a star of film, television and the Broadway stage died on December 9, 2013 of complications from pneumonia. Born on June 26, 1922, she was ninety one years old. Ms. Parker had appeared in roughly 80 films, TV … Continue reading
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