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Also Known As: Estelle Boylan Died: April 15, 1958
Born: May 20, 1899 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Wilmington, Delaware, USA Profession: Cast ... actor chorus girl model typist
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Estelle Taylor was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. Taylor began her acting career with roles in such films as "Footfalls" (1921), "A Fool There Was" (1922) and "Hollywood" (1923). She also appeared in "The Ten Commandments" (1923) and "The Alaskan" (1924). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the twenties and the thirties, appearing in "Tiger Love" (1924), "Don Juan" (1926) and the comedy "Show People" (1928) with Marion Davies. She also appeared in the drama "Where East Is East" (1929) with Lon Chaney and the adaptation "Cimarron" (1930) with Richard Dix. Nearing the end of her career, she continued to act in the adaptation "Liliom" (1930) with Charles Farrell, the dramatic adaptation "Street Scene" (1931) with Sylvia Sidney and the Ronald Colman romance "The Unholy Garden" (1931). She also appeared in "Call Her Savage" (1932). Taylor more recently acted in "The Southerner" (1945) with Zachary Scott. Taylor's husband was Jack Dempsey. Taylor passed away in April 1958 at the age of 59.

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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

A former typist, Taylor married a banker at age 14 and after leaving him, moved to New York to study dramatic acting. In the early 1920s she went to Hollywood and was noted as one of the film colony's most beautiful women. August 1926 found Estelle signing a contract with Joseph Schenck at United Artists. On December 4, 1944, Estelle spent an evening of dinner and drinks with actress Lupe Velez, and was the last person to see Velez before she committed suicide. Taylor was founder and president of California Pet Owners' Protective League and in 1953, served on the City Animal Regulation Commission.

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