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Also Known As: Donald R Taylor, Donald Dexter Taylor, Cpl. Don Taylor Died: December 29, 1998
Born: December 13, 1920 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Freeport, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, director

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Don Taylor may forever be the answer to the trivia question: "Who played the role of the groom in the original 'Father of the Bride' (1950)?", but his more durable career came as a director of features and TV movies from the early 1960s well into the 80s.

Don Taylor may forever be the answer to the trivia question: "Who played the role of the groom in the original 'Father of the Bride' (1950)?", but his more durable career came as a director of features and TV movies from the early 1960s well into the 80s.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Diamond Trap, The (1988) Director
2.
  Ghost of a Chance (1987) Director
3.
  Classified Love (1986) Director
4.
  Secret Weapons (1985) Director
7.
  He's Not Your Son (1984) Director
8.
  September Gun (1983) Director
9.
  Listen to Your Heart (1983) Director
10.
  Drop-out Father (1982) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Manhunt, The (1984)
2.
 The Savage Guns (1962) Mike Summers
3.
 Love Slaves of the Amazons (1957) Dr. Pete L. Masters
4.
 Ride the High Iron (1957) Hugo Danielchik, also known as Hugh Brian-Daniels
5.
 The Men of Sherwood Forest (1956) Robin Hood
6.
 The Bold and the Brave (1956) Sgt. Ewald "Preacher" Wollaston
7.
 I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) Wallie
8.
 Johnny Dark (1954) Duke Benson
9.
 The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953) Lt. Jimmy Gilmartin
10.
 Stalag 17 (1953) Lt. James Dunbar
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1943:
Film debut with bit part in "Girl Crazy"
1944:
Had first substantial role in "Winged Victory"
1950:
Co-starred as the groom in "Father of the Bride"
1961:
Feature directorial debut, "Everything's Ducky"
1968:
Began directing TV-movies with "Something for a Lonely Man" (NBC)
1973:
Directed and appeared in "Tom Sawyer"
1977:
Directed remake of "The Island of Dr. Moreau"
1980:
Last feature to date, "The Final Countdown"
1985:
Helmed the TV biopic "My Wicked, Wicked Ways...The Legend of Errol Flynn" (CBS)
1987:
Last directing credit to date, the CBS TV-movie "Diamond Trap"
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Notes

Not to be confused with the British production designer of the same name.

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wife:
Phyllis Avery. Actor. Divorced in 1955.
wife:
Hazel Court. Actor. Married from 1964 until his death.

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sister:
Janet Tuttle. Survived him.
daughter:
Avery Taylor Moore. Mother, Phyllis Avery; survived him.
daughter:
Anne Taylor Fleming. Mother, Phyllis Avery; survived him.
son:
Jonathan David Taylor. Mother, Hazel Court; survived him.
step-daughter:
Sally Walsh. Survived him.
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