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Robert Taylor

Known as the man with the perfect profile, he is best known for his roles in Camille, Magnificent Obsession, and Waterloo Bridge.

Robert Taylor

Filmography

1934     

Handy Andy                       

The Spectacle Maker

 There’s Always Tomorrow

A Wicked Woman

Crime Does Not Pay #1: Buried Loot        

 

1935     

Society Doctor   

Times Square Lady            

West Point of the Air       

Murder in the Fleet          

Broadway Melody of 1936

 

1936     

Magnificent Obsession

Small Town Girl                 

Private Number                              

His Brother’s Wife                          

The Gorgeous Hussy                     

Camille                               

 

1937     

Personal Property             

This Is My Affair                 

Broadway Melody of 1938                          

 

1938     

A Yank at Oxford  

Three Comrades                

The Crowd Roars             

 

1939     

Stand Up and Fight           

Lucky Night      

Lady of the Tropics        

Remember?  

 

1940     

Waterloo Bridge                

Escape     

Flight Command               

 

1941     

Billy the Kid         

When Ladies Meet  

 

1942     

Johnny Eager       

Her Cardboard Lover  

Stand By for Action           

 

1943     

Bataan  

The Youngest Profession

 

1944     

Song of Russia    

The Fighting Lady              

 

1946     

Undercurrent     

 

1947     

High Wall                            

 

1949     

The Bribe              

Conspirator          

 

1950     

Ambush                

Devil’s Doorway                 

 

1951     

Quo Vadis  

Westward the Women  

 

1952     

Ivanhoe                 

Above and Beyond         

The Hoaxters    

 

1953     

I Love Melvin    

Ride, Vaquero!                

All the Brothers Were Valiant       

Knights of the Round Table                         

 

1954     

Valley of the Kings          

Rogue Cop          

 

1955     

Many Rivers to Cross     

The Adventures of Quentin Durward       

 

1956     

The Last Hunt     

 D-Day the Sixth of June  

The Power and the Prize             

 

1957     

Tip on a Dead Jockey  

 

1958     

The Law and Jake Wade                 

Saddle the Wind  

Party Girl                           

 

1959     

The Hangman     

The House of the Seven Hawks  

 

1960     

Killers of Kilimanjaro                      

 

1963     

Miracle of the White Stallions      

Cattle King          

 

1964

A House Is Not a Home  

 The Night Walker             

 

1966     

Johnny Tiger        

Savage Pampas                 

 

1967     

The Glass Sphinx                              

Return of the Gunfighter  

 

1968     

The Day the Hot Line Got Hot  

Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows          

Awards

Robert Taylor was never nominated for an Academy Award.

Acting is the easiest job in the world, and I’m the luckiest guy. All I have to do is be at the studio on time, and know my lines. The wardrobe department tells me what to wear, the assistant director tells me where to go, the director tells me what to do. What could be easier? ~ Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor was born Spangler Arlington Brugh in Filley, Nebraska, he was the only child of Ruth Adaline (née Stanhope) and Spangler Andrew Brugh, a farmer turned doctor.

As a teenager, Taylor was a track star and played the cello in his high school orchestra. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. While at Doane, he took cello lessons from Professor Herbert E. Gray, whom he admired and idolized. After Professor Gray announced he was accepting a new position at Pomona College in Los Angeles, Brugh he moved to California and enrolled at Pomona. He joined the campus theater group and was eventually spotted by an MGM talent scout in 1932 after production of Journey’s End.

He signed a seven-year contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer with an initial salary of $35 a week, which rose to $2500 by 1936. The studi