Robert Taylor - Born Aug 5, 1911 (as Spangler Arlington Brugh,in Filley, Nebraska) - Died June 8, 1969
Taylor signed with M-G-M in 1934,and appeared in a supporting role in the Will Rogers' film Handy Andy (Taylor was loaned to 20th Century Fox for the film). Taylor was then cast in the lead for the first film production of Magnificent Obsession, based on the 1929 novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, by M-G-M. Taylor enjoyed several decades as a leading man and was at the top of the cast for many popular films, particularly romance titles, crime dramas, medieval epics, and in his favorite genre of westerns.
Taylor married Barbara Stanwyck on May 14, 1939. They eventually divorced in February, 1951.
Original page Sept 2015
From former screen legends who have faded into obscurity to new revelations about the biggest movie stars, Valderrama unearths the most fascinating little-known tales from the birth of Hollywood through its Golden Age.
Winner of the 2020 Peter C. Rollins Book Award
Longlisted for the 2020 Moving Image Book Award by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation
Named a 2019 Richard Wall Memorial Award Finalist by the Theatre Library Association