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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 May 1878Newark, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 30 September 1959Hollywood, California, USA
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 and ran for an additional 55 performances.

Holmes wold go on to appear in 36 other Broadway productions over the next 46 years. From 1917 through 1959, he appeared in scores of films and television shows, being employed mainly by TV in the 1950s.

Taylor Holmes was married to the actress Edna Phillips. They were the parents of the actors Philip Holmes and Ralph Holmesand of a daughter, Madeleine. His wife and two signs died before he finally shuffled off his mortal coil on September 30, 1959 at the age of 81. He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

Spouse (1)

Edna Phillips (? - 26 February 1952) (her death) (3 children)

Trivia (4)

Father with Edna Phillips of actor Phillips Holmes.
In addition to actor Phillips Holmes, he was the father of actor Ralph Holmes and daughter, Madeline.
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.
He outlived both his sons.

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