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Spangler Arlington Brugh ("The Man with the Perfect Profile", Arly, Bob, The New King) was born on 5 August, 1911 in Filley, Nebraska, USA, is an Actor, Soundtrack. Discover Robert Taylor's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Robert Taylor networth?
|Popular As||Spangler Arlington Brugh ("The Man with the Perfect Profile", Arly, Bob, The New King)|
|Age||58 years old|
|Born||5 August 1911|
|Birthplace||Filley, Nebraska, USA|
|Date of death||8 June, 1969|
|Died Place||Santa Monica, California, USA|
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Robert Taylor Height, Weight & Measurements
At 58 years old, Robert Taylor height is 5' 11½" (1.82 m) .
|Height||5' 11½" (1.82 m)|
|Body Measurements||Not Available|
|Eye Color||Not Available|
|Hair Color||Not Available|
Who Is Robert Taylor's Wife?
His wife is Ursula Thiess (24 May 1954 - 8 June 1969) ( his death) ( 2 children), Barbara Stanwyck (14 May 1939 - 25 February 1952) ( divorced)
|Wife||Ursula Thiess (24 May 1954 - 8 June 1969) ( his death) ( 2 children), Barbara Stanwyck (14 May 1939 - 25 February 1952) ( divorced)|
Robert Taylor Net Worth
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Robert Taylor worth at the age of 58 years old? Robert Taylor’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from USA. We have estimated Robert Taylor's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Handy Andy (1934)||$35 a week|
|There's Always Tomorrow (1934)||$35 a week|
|Times Square Lady (1935)||$59 a week|
|West Point of the Air (1935)||$59 a week|
|Murder in the Fleet (1935)||$59 a week|
Robert Taylor Social Network
The 12-mile section of U.S. Hwy. 136 between the Nebraska towns Beatrice and Filley was officially designated the Robert Taylor Memorial Highway in 1994 (source: Gage County Historical Society, Beatrice, NE).
Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1970.
After their divorce, his ex-wife Barbara Stanwyck auctioned off their $100,000 home at 423 N. Faring Rd., in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, and all its furnishings, and collected 15% of his earnings until he died in 1969.
He inspired the fictional character called Danger: Diabolik (1968), an antihero featured in Italian comics. Diabolik was created by sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani in 1962, and his features were graphically inspired by Taylor: dark hair with a distinctive widow's peak and striking blue eyes and eyebrows.
Actively supported Ronald Reagan's campaign to become the Republican Governor of California in 1966.
Four episodes of "The Robert Taylor Show" (also known as 330 Independence Avenue, SW (1963) ) had been produced and a fifth was in line at the time of the sudden cancellation of the unaired series in the summer of 1963. Scripts had been written by Bruce Geller, Leonard Freeman, Tom Seller and Lawrence Edward Watkin. The series was to be based on official files from the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. When NBC realized that the producers had not gotten permission to use the department's files, the network canceled the series.
In a feature in the May 21, 1961, "Family Weekly" magazine, Taylor stated he became a hunter during his more mature years after he met Gary Cooper at Sun Valley, ID, in 1939. Occasional hunting companions of note were novelist Ernest Hemingway and Wallace Beery, Clark Gable, Robert Stack and John Wayne.
He and Clark Gable were very good friends, and Taylor was one of the active pallbearers at Gable's funeral in November 1960.
Though his contract with MGM expired in 1958, he accepted a few more films into the 1960s. He put on some weight in his 50s, and the effects of heavy chain smoking began to affect his looks, but Taylor successfully alternated between starring film roles and television, albeit at a somewhat reduced pace.
He founded his own production company, Robert Taylor Productions, in 1958 and moved comfortably into TV work.
Had two children with Ursula Thiess: Terrance (b. June 18, 1955) and Tessa (b. 1959).
, the edgy Rogue Cop (1954)) and was even more swashbuckling in one of the lesser known of Sir Walter Scott's romantic novels, Quentin Durward (1955), again successful in a younger-man role.
The movie did so well that MGM opted for a follow-up film based on the King Arthur legend, Knights of the Round Table (1953). It was not quite as good, but Taylor had the same look, and it worked. To his credit, Taylor continued to push for challenging roles in his dramatic output; the old "pretty face" stigma still seemed to drive him.
With Walter Scott's Ivanhoe (1952), he was back (as once before in 1949) with the dazzling young Elizabeth Taylor pining for him as the exotic young Jewish woman Rebecca, effectively pulling off a role ideally suited for an actor a decade younger. With a great script and lots of action (forget about the mismatch of some matte backdrops!), the movie was a smash hit. He had a new look--rakish goatee and longer hair--that fit the youthful illusion.
Indeed, Taylor remained the quintessential MGM company man and would be rewarded by remaining employed there until the demise of the studio system in the late 1950s, outlasting its legend, Clark Gable. Though not quite considered treasures to be locked away in film vaults, Taylor's films during the first five years of his career gave him the opportunity to explore a wide spectrum of romantic characters, playing young officers or doctors more than once.
He played an intriguing and most unlikely character in Devil's Doorway (1950)--an American Indian (dark-stained skin with blue eyes!) who wins a Medal of Honor for heroism in the Civil War but comes home to his considerable land holdings to encounter the continued racial bigotry and envy of his white neighbors. It contained pushing-the-envelope dialog with many thought-provoking scenes dealing with the social plight of the Indian. Taylor did several noteworthy pictures after this film (e. g.
Rather didactic in his ultra-conservative political beliefs, he became involved in 1947 as a "friendly witness" for the House Un-American Activities Committee investigating "Communist subversion" in the film industry. Anyone who knew Taylor knew he was an arch conservative but doubted that he could articulate why.
He publicly stated that his accepting a role in Song of Russia (1944) was bad judgment (in reality, it was against his nature to balk at any film assignment while at MGM) and that he considered the film "pro-Communist. " He also--rather unwittingly--fingered fellow actor Howard Da Silva as a disruptive force in the Screen Actors Guild. Although he didn't explicitly accuse Da Silva of being a Communist, his charges of "disruption" had the same effect, and the veteran actor found himself blacklisted by the studios for many years. After the war and through the remainder of the decade, Taylor was getting action roles to match his healthy box office draw, but there were fewer of them being offered. He was aging, and though he had one of his best known roles as the faith-challenged Gen.
From 1943 to 1946, he was in the US Naval Air Corps as a lieutenant, instructing would-be pilots.
He also found time to direct two flight instruction training films (1943) and other training films for the Navy.
As an actor, he made two memorable combat movies: Stand by for Action (1942) and the better known (and for the time, quite graphic) Bataan (1943).
Right-handed Taylor spent weeks perfecting his ability to draw a gun with his left hand in preparation for his role in Billy the Kid (1941).
By the 1940s, he was playing edgier and somewhat darker characters, such as the title roles in Billy the Kid (1941) and smooth criminal Johnny Eager (1941). With the arrival of the war, Taylor was quick to make his contribution to the effort.
Joined the historical theatrical club The Lambs in 1939.
Some noticeable examples of the variety of roles he took over a year's time were his chip-on-the-shoulder Lee Sheridan in A Yank at Oxford (1938), ladies' man/boxer Tommy McCoy in The Crowd Roars (1938) and cynical southern gentleman Blake Cantrell in Stand Up and Fight (1939). Taylor would truly become a first-rate actor in the following decade.
Intellectually inclined actress Luise Rainer was shocked when she struck up a conversation with him at a studio function in 1937 when, after asking him what his goals were, he sincerely replied that his most important goal was to accumulate "a wardrobe of ten fine custom-tailored suits. " That he usually comes across on screen as having a confident, commanding presence is more of a testimony to his acting talent than his actual personality. He held rigid right-wing political beliefs that he refused to question and, when confronted with an opposing viewpoint, would simply reject it outright. He rarely, if ever, felt the need to be introspective. Taylor simply felt blessed to be working behind the walls of MGM. His affection for the studio would blind him to the fact that boss Louis B. Mayer masterfully manipulated him for nearly two decades, keeping Taylor's salary the lowest of any major Hollywood star. But this is also indicative of how much trust he placed in the hands of the studio's leaders.
The next year he appeared with Greta Garbo in Camille (1936), and for the remainder of the decade MGM's vehicles for him--not to mention a pantheon of top actresses--clicked with audiences. On a personal level, despite his impressive family background and education, Taylor would often strike those who met him as a mental lightweight.
He also did an MGM short, Buried Loot (1935), for its "Crime Does Not Pay" series, which provided good exposure.
However, the next year he did even better by being cast as the lead, again on loan-out, this time to then struggling Universal Pictures, in Magnificent Obsession (1935) with Irene Dunne, the story of a happy-go-lucky party guy who inadvertently causes blindness to the young lady he wishes to impress and then becomes a doctor in order to cure her. The movie was a big hit, and Taylor had a taste of instant box-office stardom. Along with his good looks, Taylor already showed solid dramatic skill. However, critics viewed of him as a no-talent flash-in-the-pan getting by on his looks (a charge levied at his closest contemporary comparison, Tyrone Power over at Fox). He had to endure some brutal reviews through his first years in Hollywood, but they would soon fade away.
In 1935 alone, he appeared in seven films, and by the end of the year, he was at the top of his form as a leading man and being offered substantial scripts.
He was inspired to go on to the Neely Dixon Dramatic School, but about a year after graduating from Pomona, he was spotted by an MGM talent scout and given a contract in 1934.
That same year, he appeared in his first movie, on loan-out to Fox for a Will Rogers entry, Handy Andy (1934).
Was given his first screen test by Samuel Goldwyn with a 14-day option in 1933, but nothing came of it.
Born Spangler Arlington Brugh, Robert Taylor began displaying a diversity of talents in his youth on the plains of Nebraska. At Beatrice High School, he was a standout track athlete, but also showed a talent for using his voice, winning several oratory awards. He was a musician and played the cello in the school orchestra. After graduating he thought of music as a vocation and started studying music at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. In the early 1930s he decided to follow in his father's footsteps and study medicine. He enrolled at Pomona College but also joined the campus theater group and found himself in many lead roles because of his handsome features.
He was a music major at Doane College from 1929-31 and played the cello in the trio "The Harmony Boys", in the Doane String Quartet, and in the Doane Symphony Orchestra in Nebraska. When he was in Hollywood he regularly attended the annual concerts given each year at the Hollywood Bowl.