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Don Taylor (I) (1920–1998)

Born in Freeport, Pennsylvania, Don Taylor studied law, then speech and drama at Penn State University, where as a freshman he began taking part in college stage productions. Hitchhiking to Hollywood in 1942, the youthful Taylor screen-tested at Warner Brothers but was rejected because of his draft status. MGM, not as fussy, signed him to a ... See full bio »

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 1988 The Diamond Trap (TV Movie)
 1987 Ghost of a Chance (TV Movie)
 1986 Classified Love (TV Movie)
 1985 Secret Weapons (TV Movie)
 1984 He's Not Your Son (TV Movie)
 1983 September Gun (TV Movie)
 1983 Ghost Dancing (TV Movie)
 1983 Listen to Your Heart (TV Movie)
 1982 Drop-Out Father (TV Movie)
 1981 Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (TV Movie)
 1981 Broken Promise (TV Movie)
 1980 The Promise of Love (TV Movie)
 1979 The Gift (TV Movie)
 1977 A Circle of Children (TV Movie)
 1976 The Hemingway Play (TV Movie)
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1974 Honky Tonk (TV Movie)
 1974 Night Games (TV Movie)
 1973 Tom Sawyer
 1972 The Manhunter (TV Movie)
 1971-1972 Cannon (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Cain's Mark (1972)
- Dead Pigeon (1971)
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972 Heat of Anger (TV Movie)
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Messiah on Mott Street/The Painted Mirror (1971) ... (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
- They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar/The Last Laurel (1971) ... (segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar")
 1971 Mod Squad (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Feet of Clay (1971)
 1970 Wild Women (TV Movie)
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 Something for a Lonely Man (TV Movie)
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Lola in Lipstick (1968)
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Deathtown (1968)
 1968 Mannix (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Silent Cry (1968)
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Tonio's Mother (1968)
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hell Cats (1967)
 1967 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Enemy (1967)
 1964-1967 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Coogan's Reward (1965)
- He's All Yours (1964)
 1966 Preview Tonight (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 The Loner (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 The Rogues (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1965 Inger Stevens in Sweden (TV Movie documentary) (television director)
 1963-1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series) (14 episodes)
- The Neutral (1964)
- Help Not Wanted (1964)
- Past Perfect (1964)
- The Mink Machine (1964)
 1963 Rockabye the Infantry (TV Short)
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Alert! (1963)
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1962-1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Charlie's Duet (1963)
 1963 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1962 Octavius and Me (TV Movie)
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Idol in the Dust (1962)
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Follow the Sun (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 The Hathaways (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Bible Man (1961)
- The Broken Wing (1961)
 1959-1961 The Rifleman (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Jailbird (1960)
 1960 Hong Kong (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Jade Empress (1960)
 1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
 1960 Full Speed for Anywhere (TV Movie)
 1959-1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Border Town (1960)
- Love Affair (1959)
 1959-1960 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Tweed Hat (1960)
 1958-1960 M Squad (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Sunday Punch (1959)
- The Outsider (1959)
- Dead or Alive (1958)
- Accusation (1958)
 1959-1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1959 Tightrope (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Two Private Eyes (1959)
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- One Came Back (1959)
- Tiger (1959)
 1959 Hotel de Paree (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Peck's Bad Girl (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Slumber Party (1959)
 1957-1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Total Loss (1959)
- Fatal Figures (1958)
 1958-1959 Bachelor Father (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1958-1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Project U.F.O. (1959)
- The Gift (1958)
 1958 Buckskin (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Birthday Present (1958)
 1957-1958 Telephone Time (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- War Against War (1958)
- A Stubborn Fool (1958)
- Bullet Lou Kirn (1957)
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (episode "I Remember Cavier")
 1957 Hey, Jeannie! (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Family Affair (1956)
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Other Works:

In 1965, he directed an unsold pilot for a proposed NBC comedy series, called "Dream Wife", where Shirley Jones played a woman who, much to her husband's disgruntlement, could read minds and see into the future.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Cpl. Don Taylor

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I love seeing some of those movies that I was in, but I would have died not directing. I broke into it when it wasn't easy. When I decided I wanted to direct, I couldn't even get to first base; to get a half-hour show I practically had to kiss Dick Powell in the middle of Santa Monica Boulevard! But at least I helped to break that barrier down in a way. It is a director's medium.

Trivia:

Ex-son-in-law of Stephen Morehouse Avery. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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