Category Archives: Memorials

Tributes to people associated with Robert Taylor who have died.

August 5 Is Robert Taylor’s Birthday

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Robert Taylor was born on August 5, 1911.  2019 is the 108th anniversary of his birth.  Mr. Taylor died on June 8, 1969 from lung cancer. Robert Taylor was one of the most talented and versatile actors of Hollywood’s Golden … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Died 50 Years Ago on June 8

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Robert Taylor died on June 8, 1969 in St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. Decades of chain smoking had given him lung cancer. His ashes are interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale,  California.  Mr. Taylor left behind 77 … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Robert Taylor

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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Remembering Joan Fontaine

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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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Remembering Audrey Totter

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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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Remembering Eleanor Parker

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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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