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Encyclopedia > Don Taylor (actor)

Don Taylor (December 13, 1920December 29, 1998 was a movie actor and director best known for his performances in 1950s movies and the 1948 film noir The Naked City. December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Naked City is a 1948 black-and-white film noir directed by Jules Dassin. ...


Born in Freeport, Pennsylvania, Taylor studied speech and drama at Penn State University, and hitchhiked to Hollywood in 1942. He was signed as a contract player at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and appeared in small roles. Drafted into the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, he appeared in the movie Winged Victory. Freeport is a borough in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Winged Victory is a now out of print, 1934 novel by an English World War I fighter pilot named V.M. Yeates. ...


After discharge from the AAF, Taylor was cast in a lead role as the young detective in The Naked City, which was notable for being filmed entirely on the streets of New York. After Naked City he appeared as the husband of Elizabeth Taylor in the comedies Father of the Bride and Father's Little Dividend, with Spencer Tracy. His last major film role was in I'll Cry Tomorrow. Dame Elizabeth Rosamund Taylor, DBE (born February 27, 1932) is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning British actress. ... Father of the Bride is a 1950 comedy film which tells the story of a man trying to cope with all of the disasters that happen along the way from the time that his daughter announces that shes engaged, until the wedding actually occurs. ... Fathers Little Dividend is a 1951 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. ... Spencer Tracy (left) in 1960s Inherit the Wind with Fredric March. ...


In the late 1950s Taylor later turned to directing movies and, mainly, TV shows through the late 1980s. One of his memorable efforts was the musical film: Tom Sawyer which boasted a Sherman Brothers song score. Tom Sawyer (1973 film/I) was a popular film version of the Mark Twain boyhood adventure story, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. ... Robert B. Sherman (born December 19, 1925) and Richard M. Sherman (born June 12, 1928) are Academy Award-winning American songwriters who specialize in musical film. ...


External links

  • Don Taylor on Internet Movie Database
  • Find-A-Grave profile for Don Taylor

 
 

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