Robert Taylor

American actor (1911–1969)

Robert Taylor (August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969), was an American actor.

Robert Taylor
BornAugust 5, 1911
Filley, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedJune 8, 1969
Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Born Spangler Arlington Brugh in Filley, Nebraska, U.S.. Robert Taylor was one of the greatest figures in Hollywood. His career the most diverse roles from war to historical movies as Bataan (1943), Quo vadis(1951). He starred as a corrupt cop in Rogue Cop (1954).

Among his best movies include Ivanhoe (1953), Above and Beyond (1952), All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953), The House of the Seven Hawks (1959).

He plays the legendary Billy the Kid in Billy the Kid (1941), one of the most successful Westerns of all time.

In 1959 Robert Taylor stars in the television series The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor, He played the role of Det. Capt. Matt Holbrook, in 98 episodes. It was also special guest co-star in the TV movie Hondo and the Apaches (1967).

Taylor died of lung cancer.


Year movie Role Nota
1934 Handy Andy Lloyd Burmeister
1934 The Spectacle Maker (uncredited) (short)
1934 There's Always Tomorrow Arthur White
1934 A Wicked Woman Bill Renton
1935 Society Doctor Dr. Tommy
1935 Times Square Lady Steven J. Gordon
1935 West Point of the Air Jaskarelli
1935 Murder in the Fleet Lt. Tom Randolph
1935 Broadway Melody of 1936 Robert Gordon
1935 Magnificent Obsession Robert Merrick
1936 Small Town Girl Dr. Robert Dakin
1936 Private Number Richard Winfield
1936 His Brother's Wife Chris Claybourne
1936 The Gorgeous Hussy Timberlake
1936 Camille Armand Duval
1937 Personal Property Raymond Dabney
1937 This Is My Affair Lt. Richard L. Perry
1938 Broadway Melody of 1938 Stephan Raleigh
1938 A Yank at Oxford Sheridan
1938 Three Comrades Erich Lohkamp
1938 The Crowd Roars Thomas McCoy
1939 Stand Up and Fight Blake Cantrell
1939 Lucky Night Bill Overton
1939 Lady of the Tropics William Carey
1939 Remember? Jeffrey Holland
1940 Waterloo Bridge Roy Cronin
1940 Escape Mark Preysing
1940 Flight Command Ensign Alan Drake
1941 Billy the Kid Billy Bonney
1941 When Ladies Meet Jimmy Lee
1941 Johnny Eager Johnny Eager
1942 Her Cardboard Lover Terry Trindale
1942 Stand by for Action Lieut. Gregg Masterman
1943 Bataan Sgt. Bill Dane
1944 Song of Russia John Meredith
1946 Undercurrent Alan Garroway
1947 High Wall Steven Kenet
1949 The Bribe Rigby
1949 Conspirator Maj. Michael Curragh
1950 Ambush Ward Kinsman
1950 Devil's Doorway Lance Poole
1951 Quo Vadis Marcus Vinicius
1951 Westward the Women Buck Wyatt
1952 Ivanhoe Ivanhoe
1952 Above and Beyond Lt. Col. Paul W. Tibbets
1953 Ride, Vaquero! Rio
1953 All the Brothers Were Valiant Joel Shore
1953 Knights of the Round Table
1954 Valley of the Kings Mark Brandon
1954 Rogue Cop Det. Sgt. Kelvaney
1955 Many Rivers to Cross Bushrod Gentry
1955 Quentin Durward Quentin Durward
1956 The Last Hunt Charlie Gilson
1956 D-Day the Sixth of June Capt. Brad Parker
1956 The Power and the Prize Cliff Barton
1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey Lloyd Tredman
1958 Saddle the Wind Steve Sinclair
1958 The Law and Jake Wade Jake Wade
1958 Party Girl Thomas Farrell
1959 The Hangman Mackenzie Bovard
1959 The House of the Seven Hawks John Nordley
1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro Robert Adamson
1959/1962 The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor (TV series) Det. Capt. Matt Holbrook
1963 The Robert Taylor Show (TV series) Christopher Logan
1963 Miracle of the White Stallions Col. Podhajsky
1963 Cattle King Sam Brassfield
1964 A House Is Not a Home Frank Costigan
1964 The Night Walker Barry Moreland
1966 Johnny Tiger George Dean
1966 Savage Pampas Captain Martín
1967 Return of the Gunfighter Ben Wyatt
1967 Hondo and the Apaches (TV movie) Gallagher
1968 Le rouble à deux faces Anderson
1968 Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! Mr. Farriday
1971 La sfinge d'oro Prof. Karl Nichols