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Robert Taylor Would Have Been 103 Today (August 5)

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Happy Birthday Robert Taylor Robert Taylor was an extremely versatile actor. During the four decades of his career he played a doctor, a soldier, a gangster, an ancient Roman, a murderer, a brain damaged veteran, a cowboy, a spy, a … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Died on June 8, 1969

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Robert Taylor died on June 8, 1969, On June 9, the New York Times published this obituary, starting on the front page. This is copyright the New York Times and I am claiming no rights to it. ROBERT TAYLOR, 57, … 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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I Was Just Thinking: Hollywood Rugged Leading Man To Bresee’s

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Robert Taylor died nearly half a century ago. Nonetheless his memory is still alive in the minds of so many people. This column illustrates how the mature Taylor is remembered.  Permission to use requested. November 8, 2010 “Big Chuck” D’Imperio … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor died on June 8, 1969–43 years ago today

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 8, 1969 Robert Taylor passed away in the arms of his wife, Ursula Thiess Taylor. A lifelong smoker, he had incurable lung cancer.  After nine months of intense suffering after an operation on his … Continue reading

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The Detectives

When I was 15, a new program started on TV called “The Detectives.”  My mother was interested because it starred someone she had liked when she (and he) was young–Robert Taylor.  So the two of us went up to my … Continue reading

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