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William Desmond Taylor (1872–1922)

Born in Carlow, Ireland. Came to USA c. 1890. Worked as stage actor, engineer, antique dealer, gold miner. Entered silent film industry as actor in 1912; most noted film as actor was Captain Alvarez (1914) for Vitagraph. Directed first film for Balboa Films in 1914. Subsequently directed for American Film, Favorite Players, Pallas, Morosco, Fox, ... See full bio »

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 1922 The Top of New York (as William D. Taylor)
 1921 Morals
 1921 Beyond
 1921 Wealth (as William D. Taylor)
 1921 Sacred and Profane Love (as William D. Taylor)
 1920 The Furnace
 1920 Jenny Be Good
 1918 His Majesty, Bunker Bean (as William D. Taylor)
 1918 Huck and Tom
 1917 Tom Sawyer
 1917 Jack and Jill
 1917 The Varmint
 1917 Big Timber
 1916 Davy Crockett
 1916 Pasquale
 1916 The Heart of Paula (as William Taylor, unconfirmed)
 1916 Ben Blair
 1915 A Woman Scorned (Short)
 1915 Peggy Lynn, Burglar (Short)
 1915 The Soul of the Vase (Short)
 1915 Eyes That Cannot See (Short)
 1915 The High Hand (as William D. Taylor)
 1914 Brass Buttons (Short)
 1914 The Beggar Child (Short)
 1914 A Slice of Life (Short)
 1914 When the Road Parts (Short)
 1914/II The Awakening (Short)
 1914 The Criminal Code (uncredited)
 1914 The Song of the Sea Shell (Short)
 1914 A Soul Astray (Short)
 1914 The Smouldering Spark (Short)
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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 25 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

William D. Taylor | William Taylor

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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The only things we really keep are the things we give away.

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Reportedly, Patricia Palmer confessed to Taylor's murder on her deathbed. She was one of dozens of actresses to make similar deathbed confessions. See more »

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Taurus

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