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Estelle Taylor (May 20, 1894April 15, 1958) was an American Hollywood actress whose career was most prominent during the silent film era of the 1920s. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 394 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (965 × 1469 pixels, file size: 177 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Date Unknown Author Unknown Permission (Reusing this image) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 394 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (965 × 1469 pixels, file size: 177 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Date Unknown Author Unknown Permission (Reusing this image) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ...


Born Estelle Boylan in Wilmington, Delaware, Taylor married a banker while still a teenager. After relocating to Hollywood, she began taking bit parts in films. : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ...


Taylor is possibly best recalled for her roles in the 1922 drama Monte Cristo opposite John Gilbert, the enormously successful 1923 Cecil B. DeMille directed The Ten Commandments as Miriam, the sister of Moses, as Lucrezia Borgia in the 1926 Warner Bros.' first feature-length film with synchronized Vitaphone sound effects and musical soundtrack, but without spoken dialogue, Don Juan opposite John Barrymore, Mary Astor and Warner Oland, 1927's New York, opposite Ricardo Cortez and Lois Wilson, 1931's Street Scene with Sylvia Sidney and both the Academy Award winning Cimarron and the Clara Bow talkie, Call Her Savage in 1932. John Gilbert John Gilbert (July 10, 1899 - January 9, 1936) was an actor and major star of the silent film era. ... Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was one of the most successful filmmakers during the first half of the 20th century. ... This article is about the 1923 film. ... “WB” redirects here. ... The Warner Brothers Vitaphone logo. ... Don Juan is a 1926s Warner Bros silent film, directed by Alan Crosland. ... This article is about John Barrymore, Sr. ... Mary Astor (May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Warner Oland (October 3, 1879 - August 6, 1938) was a Swedish actor most remembered for his role as Charlie Chan. ... Ricardo Cortez, born Jacob Krantz (September 18, 1899 - April 28, 1977), was a film actor from Vienna, Austria. ... The Very Reverend Lois Miriam Wilson (born Lois Freeman, April 8, 1927) was the first female Moderator of the United Church of Canada from 1980 to 1982. ... Street Scene is a 1931 black-and-white drama film produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by King Vidor. ... Sylvia Sidney (August 8, 1910 - July 1, 1999) was an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actress. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Cimarron is a 1931 film directed by Wesley Ruggles and based on the Edna Ferber novel Cimarron. ... Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress and sex symbol, best known for her silent film work in the 1920s. ... A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ...


Taylor married heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Dempsey, in 1925. Estelle never gained the prominence that other actors of the 1920s did. She was supposed to have co-starred in a movie with the enormously popular Rudolph Valentino which would have brought her to widespread fame but he died just before production was to begin. For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... William Harrison Jack Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983) was an American boxer who held the world heavyweight title between 1919 and 1926. ... Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor. ...


When she divorced Jack in July, 1933 she walked away with $40,000 in cash as well as 3 of their cars and their $150,000 estate. When a fan came up to her for an autographed picture of her, which had Jack's name on top she allegedly wrote: "This is the last time that son-of-a-bitch will be on top of me."


Taylor was a close friend of Mexican-born actress Lupe Vélez, and on the evening of December 13, 1944 she spent several hours at a restaurant having dinner and drinks with the actress before Vélez returned home and committed suicide. The ensuing press coverage briefly propelled Taylor once again into the headlines. Lupe Vélez (July 18, 1908 – December 13, 1944) was a Mexican American actress. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ...


Taylor's last film appearance was in the 1945 Jean Renoir directed drama The Southerner. In her later years, Taylor devoted her free time to her pets and was the president and founder of the California Pet Owners' Protective League. In 1953, Taylor served on the City Animal Regulation Commission in Los Angeles, California. Jean Renoir Jean Renoir (September 15, 1894 – February 12, 1979), born in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France was a film director. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Taylor died of cancer in 1958 and was interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California. Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery entrance Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of the City of Los Angeles, California. ...


For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Estelle Taylor was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1620 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


In a 1988 American made-for-television movie biopic of boxer Jack Dempsey, Estelle Taylor was portrayed by British actress Victoria Tennant. Victoria Tennant (born 30 September 1950) is an English-born, American film and television actress. ...


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