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|Also Known As:||Spangler Arlington Brugh,Lt. Robert Taylor U.S.N.R.||Died:||June 8, 1969|
|Born:||August 5, 1911||Cause of Death:||lung cancer|
|Birth Place:||Finlley, Nebraska, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor|
Dependable, clean-cut star who was signed by MGM while still in school, and spent most of his subsequent career with the company. Boyishly handsome, with a "perfect profile," Taylor highlighted many a light romance and was immensely popular for years after starring in "Magnificent Obsession" (1935). He eventually grew out of his pretty-boy good looks, became a solid, gritty performer, and made up for any lack of talent with a much-noted professionalism in a succession of epics ("Ivanhoe" 1951 "Knights of the Round Table" 1953) and Westerns ("The Hangman" 1959, "Cattle King" 1963) that punctuated his mature screen work. Married to Barbara Stanwyck from 1939 to 1951.
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