Robert Taylor

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    I can't believe there is no thread about him?..He was very charming in his early appearance in Camille :blush::heart:

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    Maybe Not the Greatest Actor but a Damned Fine One

    Robert Taylor was born Spangler Arlington Brugh on the 5th August 1911 in Filley, Nebraska, USA. He was the son of a Nebraska doctor.
    As a high schooler, Taylor participated on the track team, won oratory awards, and played the cello (his first love) in the school band. Attending Pomona College to study music, Taylor became involved in student theatricals, where his uncommonly good looks assured him leading roles. Spotted by an MGM talent scout, the 23-year-old Taylor was signed to a contract with that studio -- though his first film, Handy Andy (1934), would be a loanout to Fox. Taylor was given an extended, publicly distributed "screen test" when he starred in the MGM Crime Does Not Pay short, playing a handsome gangster who tries to avoid arrest by purposely disfiguring his face with acid. It was another loanout, to Universal for Magnificent Obsession (1935), that truly put Taylor in the matinee-idol category.
    Too "pretty" to be taken seriously by the critics, Taylor had to endure some humiliating reviews during his first years in films; even when delivering a perfectly acceptable performance as Armand in Camille (1936), Taylor was damned with faint praise, reviewers commenting on how "surprised" they were that he could act. Nobody liked Taylor but his public and his coworkers, who were impressed by his cooperation and his willingness to give 110 percent of himself and his time on the set.
    Though never a great actor, Taylor was capable of being a very good one, as even a casual glance at Johnny Eager (1942) and Bataan (1942) will confirm.
    Taylor's contributions to the war effort included service as an Air Force flight instructor and his narration of the 1944 documentary The Fighting Lady.
    His film career in eclipse during the 1950s, Taylor starred for three years in the popular weekly police series Robert Taylor's Detectives (1959-1962); and when his friend, Ronald Reagan, opted for a full-time political career in 1965, Taylor succeeded Reagan as host/narrator of the Western anthology Death Valley Days.
    Robert Taylor was married twice, to actresses Barbara Stanwyck (they remained good friends long after the divorce) and Ursula Theiss with whom he had two children. He died of lung cancer on the 8th June 1969 in Santa Monica, California, USA.








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    The actor , was born in Filley (Nebraska) the 5th of August of 1911 and he died the 8 th of June of 1969.He was one of the cutest actors of Hollywood and he was called the perfect profile.
     
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    He played many movies such as:
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    Is it true that he was gay?
     
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    No,it is false.He was married many times.
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    With Vivien Leigh in "Waterloo Bridge"

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