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Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor

  • Knights Of The Round Table (1953) October 05 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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  • Youngest Profession, The (1943) November 13 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: June 8, 1969
Born: August 5, 1911 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Finlley, Nebraska, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Beatrice, Nebraska
1932:
During senior year of college was spotted by MGM talent scout but declined offer to study further
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Screen tested for Samuel Goldwyn; did not receive contract offer
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Tested at MGM; signed to seven-year contract and rechristened 'Robert Taylor'
1934:
Film debut on loan out to Fox in "Handy Andy"
1934:
First MGM film, "A Wicked Woman"
1935:
Breakthrough screen role in "Society Doctor"
1935:
Made singing debut in "Broadway Melody of 1936"
1935:
Co-starred with Irene Dunne in "The Magnificent Obsession" for Universal
1936:
First picture with Barbara Stanwyck, "His Brother's Wife"
1937:
Starred opposite Greta Garbo in "Camille"
1937:
Had title role in "A Yank at Oxford"; first film with Vivien Leigh
1940:
Reteamed with Vivien Leigh for "Waterloo Bridge"
1942:
Played a ruthless underworld figure in "Johnny Eager"; reportedly fell in love with co-star Lana Turner although according to Turner, they did not consummate their relationship
1943:
Enlisted in the Naval Air Corps; commissioned as a lieutenant but was deemed to old for active service; became a flying instructor
1946:
Returned to films in "Undercurrent" opposite Katharine Hepburn
1947:
Testified before the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities (HUAC)
1951:
Co-starred with Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov and Leo Genn in "Quo Vadis?"
1952:
Replaced Stewart Grainger in the title role of "Ivanhoe"
1953:
Delivered one of his best performances in "Above and Beyond", playing a pilot assigned to drop an atomic bomb; first of three films with Eleanor Parker
1955:
Last film with Eleanor Parker, "Many Rivers to Cross"
1958:
Final film under his MGM contract, "Party Girl", helmed by Nicholas Ray
1959:
Had title role in Michael Curtiz's Western "The Hangman"
1959:
Starred in first TV series "The Detectives" (ABC)
1964:
Reteamed with former wife Stanwyck for the William Castle-directed horror flick "The Night Walker"
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Hosted the syndicated Western "Death Valley Days"
1967:
Appeared in the made-for-television movie "Return of the Gunfighter" (ABC)
1968:
Final films, "The Glass Sphinx", "Where Angels Go ... Trouble Follows" and "The Day the Hotline Got Hot"

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