|Robert Taylor Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11½ in|
|Date of Birth||August 5, 1911|
|Date of Death||June 8, 1969|
Robert Taylor was an American actor and singer who found fame as one of the leading men in Hollywood by starring in films like Magnificent Obsession (1935), Camille (1936), A Yank at Oxford (1938), Waterloo Bridge (1940), Bataan (1943), Quo Vadis (1951), Ivanhoe (1952), Knights of the Round Table (1953), etc.
Spangler Arlington Brugh
Robert Taylor, The Man with the Perfect Profile, Arly, Bob, The New King
He was born on August 5, 1911.
He passed away on June 8, 1969, in Santa Monica, California from lung cancer at the age of 57 years.
Filley, Nebraska, United States
- Father – Spangler Andrew Brugh (Farmer, Doctor)
- Mother – Ruth Adaline (née Stanhope)
5 ft 11½ in or 181.5 cm
73 kg or 161 lbs
Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse
Robert Taylor had dated –
- Pat Nixon (1934-1935)
- Jean Parker (1935)
- Virginia Bruce (1935)
- Janet Gaynor (1935-1936)
- Greta Garbo (1936) – RUMOR
- Jean Harlow (1936-1938)
- Barbara Stanwyck (1936-1951) – He was married to actress Barbara Stanwyck from May 14, 1939, until their divorce in February 1951.
- Irene Hervey (1938-1940)
- Hedy Lamarr (1939)
- Lana Turner (1941)
- Sheilah Graham (1942)
- Claudette Colbert
- Ava Gardner (1948-1953)
- Elizabeth Taylor (1949)
- Ralph Couser (1949-1969)
- Lia Di Leo (1950)
- Yvonne De Carlo (1951)
- Eleanor Parker (1952)
- Ludmilla Tchérina (1952)
- Ursula Thiess (1952-1969) – The German actress Ursula Thiess married Robert on May 24, 1954. Ursula gave birth to their son Terrance Taylor (b. June 18, 1955) and daughter Tessa Taylor (b. August 16, 1959). The couple stayed together until Taylor’s death in 1969.
- Virginia Grey (1956-1961)
Race / Ethnicity
He had English, German, Scottish, and some amounts of Welsh ancestry.
However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.
- Widow’s peak
- Dashing looks
Robert Taylor Favorite Things
- Film – Camille (1936)
- Co-star – Greta Garbo
- Movie Of Himself – Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Source – IMDb
Robert Taylor Facts
- On June 11, 1941, he marked his footprints, handprints, and signature (together with his then-wife Barbara Stanwyck) in cement in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
- Taylor, who was right-handed, had to practice perfectly drawing a gun with his left hand for weeks in preparation for his character in Billy the Kid (1941).
- He has appeared in 3 films that were nominated for ‘Best Picture’ Oscars: Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935), Quo Vadis (1951), and Ivanhoe (1952).
- He remained close friends with the legendary Hollywood star, Clark Gable. Moreover, Taylor was one of the pallbearers at Gable’s funeral held in November 1960.
- He served as the inspiration for the fictional antihero character named Diabolik that appeared in the popular Italian comic series of the same name in the 1960s.
- The then-Governor of California, Ronald Reagan, who was a good friend of Taylor’s gave the eulogy at his funeral.
- A staunch anti-communist, Taylor appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s. As a result, his films were banned in Soviet-occupied Hungary and Czechoslovakia, and communists demanded that his films be boycotted in France as well.
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