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Robert Taylor (I) (1911–1969)


Born Spangler Arlington Brugh, Robert Taylor began displaying a diversity of talents in his youth on the plains of Nebraska. At Beatrice High School, he was a standout track athlete, but also showed a talent for using his voice, winning several oratory awards. He was a musician and played the cello in the school orchestra. After graduating he ... See full bio »

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The Detectives
The Detectives Det. Capt. Matt Holbrook
(1959-1962)
Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis Marcus Vinicius
(1951)
Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe Ivanhoe
(1952)
Camille
Camille Armand Duval
(1936)

Filmography

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 1966-1969 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Himself - Host / Ben Cotterman / Texas John Slaughter / ...
- Long Night at Fort Lonely (1969) ... Ben Cotterman / Himself - Host (uncredited)
- A Short Cut Through Tombstone (1968) ... Texas John Slaughter / Himself - Host
- Lady with a Past (1968) ... Frank Johnson / Himself - Host
- The Pieces of the Puzzle (1968) ... James Addison Reavis / Himself - Host
- The Friend (1968) ... Marshal Mike McClusky / Himself - Host
 1968 Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!
Mr. Farriday: The 'In' Group
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Gallagher
 1967 Hondo and the Apaches (TV Movie)
Gallagher
 1967 The Glass Sphinx
Prof. Karl Nichols
 1967 Return of the Gunfighter
Ben Wyatt
 1966 Savage Pampas
Capt. Martín
 1966 Johnny Tiger
George Dean
 1964 The Night Walker
Barry Morland
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Frank Costigan
 1963 Cattle King
Sam Brassfield
 1963 Miracle of the White Stallions
Col. Podhajsky
 1963 The Robert Taylor Show (TV Series)
Christopher Logan
 1959 The House of the Seven Hawks
John Nordley
 1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro
Robert Adamson
 1959 The Hangman
Mackenzie Bovard
 1958 Party Girl
Thomas Farrell
 1958 The Law and Jake Wade
Jake Wade
 1958 Saddle the Wind
Steve Sinclair
 1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey
Lloyd Tredman
 1956 The Power and the Prize
Cliff Barton
 1956 D-Day the Sixth of June
Capt. Brad Parker
 1956 The Last Hunt
Charlie Gilson
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Bushrod Gentry
 1954 Rogue Cop
Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney
 1954 Valley of the Kings
Mark Brandon
 1953 Ride, Vaquero!
Rio
 1952 Ivanhoe
Ivanhoe
 1950 Ambush
Ward Kinsman
 1949 The Bribe
Rigby
 1946 Undercurrent
Alan Garroway
 1944 Song of Russia
John Meredith
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Robert Taylor
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Terry Trindale
 1941 When Ladies Meet
Jimmy Lee
 1940 Escape
Mark Preysing
 1939 Lucky Night
Bill Overton
 1939 Stand Up and Fight
Blake Cantrell
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
'Bow' Timberlake
 1936 His Brother's Wife
Chris Claybourne
 1936 Private Number
Richard Winfield
 1936 Small Town Girl
Dr. Robert 'Bob' Dakin
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936
Bob Gordon
 1935 Murder in the Fleet
Lt. Tom Randolph
 1935 West Point of the Air
Jaskarelli
 1935 Society Doctor
Dr. Ellis
 1935 Buried Loot (Short)
Al Douglas (uncredited)
 1934 A Wicked Woman
Bill Renton
 1934 There's Always Tomorrow
Arthur White
 1934 The Spectacle Maker (Short)
The Duchess's Paramour (uncredited)
 1934 Handy Andy
Lloyd Burmeister
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Other Works:

Was signed to appear in "The Price of Peace," a television series proposed for the 1958-59 TV season. Had this proposal gone into production, the anthology series would have focused on the development of the US defense system. Van Heflin was also signed. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lt. Robert Taylor U.S.N.R. | Lieut Robert Taylor USNR

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

In my freshman year [1929] I played the leading role in the campus performance "Helena's Boys", greatly to the disgust of Professor Gray [Herbert B. Gray. Taylor's cello teacher from 1925 to 1931], who wanted to know why I fiddled about with such nonsense. He said that I should concentrate on the cello, that I had the makings of a concert artist, what had I to do with "playacting"? I couldn't ... See more »

Trivia:

Taylor was given his first screen test by Samuel Goldwyn with a 14 day option in 1933, but nothing came of it. See more »

Nickname:

Bob See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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