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Taylor Holmes (1878–1959)

Taylor Holmes, the American stage and film actor, was born on May 16, 1878, in Newark, New Jersey. He made his Broadway debut in February 1900 in the controversial play "Sapho", which was closed down by the New York Police Department for immorality after 29 performances. In the April 1900 trial, the play was adjudged not obscene, and it reopened ... See full bio »

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Mr. Esmond Sr.
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty King Stefan
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Boomerang! T.M. Wade


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 1959 Sleeping Beauty
King Stefan (voice)
 1958 Wink of an Eye
Mr. Vanryzin
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Elderly Actor on Train (uncredited)
 1957 The Book of Acts Series
High Priest
 1956 The Peacemaker
Mr. Wren
 1956 The Maverick Queen
Pete Callaher
 1955 The Fighting Chance
 1954 Hell's Outpost
Timothy Byers
 1954 Tobor the Great
Prof. Arnold Nordstrom
 1954 The Outcast
Andrew Devlin
 1954 Untamed Heiress
Walter Martin
 1953 Wonder Valley
Sweetheart's Father
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Mr. Esmond Sr.
 1953 She's Back on Broadway
Talbot (uncredited)
 1952 Ride the Man Down
Lowell Priest
 1952 Beware, My Lovely
Mr. Walter Armstrong
 1952 Sudden Fear
Scott Martindale (uncredited)
 1952 Woman of the North Country
Andrew Dawson
 1952 Hold That Line
Dean Forrester
 1952 Hoodlum Empire
Benjamin Lawton
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Willard Glendon
 1951 Drums in the Deep South
Albert Monroe
 1951 Rhubarb
P. Duncan Munk
 1951 The First Legion
Father Keene
 1950 Double Deal
C.D. 'Corpus' Mills
 1950 Copper Canyon
Theodosius Roberts
 1950 Bright Leaf
Calhoun - Lawyer
 1950 Caged
Sen. Ted Donnolly (uncredited)
 1950 Father of the Bride
 1950 Quicksand
 1950 Woman in Hiding
Lucius Maury
 1949 Once More, My Darling
Jed Connell
 1949 Joe Palooka in the Big Fight
Dr. Benson
 1949 Act of Violence
 1948 That Wonderful Urge
Attorney Rice
 1948 Joan of Arc
The Bishop of Avranches
 1948 The Plunderers
Eben Martin
 1948 Hazard
Mr. Meeler
 1948 Smart Woman
Dr. Jasper
 1948 Let's Live Again
Uncle Jim
 1947 Nightmare Alley
Ezra Grindle
 1947 Kiss of Death
Earl Howser--Attorney
 1947 Boomerang!
T.M. Wade
 1936 Make Way for a Lady
George Terry
 1936 The Crime of Dr. Forbes
Dr. Robert Empey
 1936 The First Baby
Mr. Wells
 1933 Before Morning
Leo Bergman
 1930 Terry of the 'Times' (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1927 One Hour of Love
Joe Monahan
 1925 Borrowed Finery
 1925 The Verdict
 1925 The Crimson Runner
Bobo (valet)
 1925 Her Market Value
Courtney Brooks
 1924 Twenty Dollars a Week
William Hart
 1920 Nothing But Lies
George Cross
 1920 The Very Idea
Gilbert Goodhue
 1920 Nothing But the Truth
Robert Bennett
 1919 Three Black Eyes
Larry Van Cortlandt
 1919 Upside Down
Archibald Pim
 1919 Taxi
Robert Hervey Randolph
 1919 A Regular Fellow
Dalion Pemberton
 1919 It's a Bear
Orlando Wintrhop
 1918 A Pair of Sixes
T. Boggs Johns
 1918 Ruggles of Red Gap
Marmaduke Ruggles
 1918 Uneasy Money
Lord Dawlish
 1917 The Small Town Guy
Ernest Gledhill
 1917 Two-Bit Seats
Jimmy Mason
 1917 Fools for Luck
Philander Jepson
 1917 Efficiency Edgar's Courtship
Edgar Bumpus
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Stage Play: Say When. Musical comedy. Music by Ray Henderson. Book by John McGowan [credited as Jack McGowan]. Lyrics by Ted Koehler. Musical Director: Max Meth. Music orchestrated by Conrad Salinger. Musical numbers staged by Russell Markert. Directed by Bertram Harrison. Imperial Theatre: 8 Nov 1934- 12 Jan 1935 (76 performances). Cast: ... See more »

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5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

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Died only months after the release of his final film, Disney's "Sleeping Beauty", in which he was the voice of King Stefan, Aurora's father. See more »

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