Robert Taylor (I) (1911–1969)

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Born Spangler Arlington Brugh, Robert Taylor began displaying a diversity of talents in his youth on the plains of Nebraska. At Beatrice High School, he was a standout track athlete, but also showed a talent for using his voice, winning several oratory awards. He was a musician and played the cello in the school orchestra. After graduating he ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Bribe Rigby
Johnny Eager Johnny Eager
Quo Vadis Marcus Vinicius
Camille Armand Duval


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 1966-1969 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Self - Host / Ben Cotterman / Texas John Slaughter / ...
- Long Night at Fort Lonely (1969) ... Ben Cotterman / Self - Host (uncredited)
- A Short Cut Through Tombstone (1968) ... Texas John Slaughter / Self - Host
- Lady with a Past (1968) ... Frank Johnson / Self - Host
- The Pieces of the Puzzle (1968) ... James Addison Reavis / Self - Host
- The Friend (1968) ... Marshal Mike McClusky / Self - Host
 1968 The Day the Hot Line Got Hot
 1968 Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!
Mr. Farriday: The 'In' Group
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
- Hondo and the War Cry (1967) ... Gallagher
- Hondo and the Eagle Claw (1967) ... Gallagher
 1967 The Glass Sphinx
Prof. Karl Nichols
 1966 Return of the Gunfighter
Ben Wyatt
 1966 Johnny Tiger
George Dean
 1965 Savage Pampas
Capt. Martín
 1964 The Night Walker
Barry Morland
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Frank Costigan
 1963 330 Independence Avenue, SW (TV Series)
Christopher Logan
 1963 Cattle King
Sam Brassfield
 1963 Miracle of the White Stallions
Col. Podhajsky
 1959-1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Det. Capt. Matt Holbrook / Capt. Matt Holbrook
- Saturday Edition (1962) ... Capt. Matt Holbrook
- Strangers in the House (1962) ... Capt. Matt Holbrook
- The Walls Have Eyes (1962) ... Capt. Matt Holbrook
- The Fourth Commandment (1962) ... Capt. Matt Holbrook
- Finders Keepers (1962) ... Capt. Matt Holbrook
 1959 The House of the Seven Hawks
John Nordley
 1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro
Robert Adamson
 1959 The Hangman
Mackenzie Bovard
 1958 Party Girl
Tommy Farrell
 1958 The Law and Jake Wade
Jake Wade
 1958 Saddle the Wind
Steve Sinclair
 1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey
Lloyd Tredman
 1956 The Power and the Prize
Cliff Barton
 1956 D-Day the Sixth of June
Capt. Brad Parker
 1956 The Last Hunt
Charles Gilson
 1955 The Adventures of Quentin Durward
Quentin Durward
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Bushrod Gentry
 1954 Rogue Cop
Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney
 1954 Valley of the Kings
Mark Brandon
 1953 Knights of the Round Table
 1953 All the Brothers Were Valiant
Joel Shore
 1953 Ride, Vaquero!
 1953 I Love Melvin
Robert Taylor-Cameo Appearance in Judy's Dream
 1952 Above and Beyond
Col. Paul Tibbets
 1952 Ivanhoe
 1951 Westward the Women
Buck Wyatt
 1951 Quo Vadis
Marcus Vinicius
 1950 Devil's Doorway
Lance Poole
 1950 Ambush
Ward Kinsman
 1949 Conspirator
Maj. Michael Curragh
 1949 The Bribe
 1947 High Wall
Steven Kenet
 1946 Undercurrent
Alan Garroway
 1945 Primary Flight Training: Before You Fly (Documentary short)
Lt. Taylor (uncredited)
 1945 Primary Flight Training: Taxiing and Take-offs (Documentary short)
Instructor (uncredited)
 1944 Song of Russia
John Meredith
 1943 Bataan
Sergeant Bill Dane
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Robert Taylor
 1942 Stand by for Action
Lieut. Gregg Masterman
 1942 Her Cardboard Lover
Terry Trindale
 1941 Johnny Eager
Johnny Eager
 1941 When Ladies Meet
Jimmy Lee
 1941 Billy the Kid
Billy Bonney
 1940 Flight Command
Ensign Alan Drake
 1940 Escape
Mark Preysing
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
Roy Cronin
 1939 Remember?
Jeff Holland
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Bill Carey
 1939 Lucky Night
Bill Overton
 1939 Stand Up and Fight
Blake Cantrell
 1938 The Crowd Roars
Tommy McCoy
 1938 Three Comrades
Erich Lohkamp
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Lee Sheridan
 1937 Broadway Melody of 1938
Steve Raleigh
 1937 This Is My Affair
Lieutenant Richard L. Perry
 1937 Personal Property
Raymond Dabney
 1936 Camille
Armand Duval
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
'Bow' Timberlake
 1936 His Brother's Wife
Chris Claybourne
 1936 Private Number
Richard Winfield
 1936 Small Town Girl
Bob Dakin
 1935 Magnificent Obsession
Robert Merrick
 1935 Broadway Melody of 1936
Bob Gordon
 1935 Murder in the Fleet
Lt. Tom Randolph
 1935 West Point of the Air
 1935 Times Square Lady
Steve Gordon
 1935 Society Doctor
Dr. Tommy 'Sprout' Ellis
 1935 Buried Loot (Short)
Albert (Al) Douglas (uncredited)
 1934 A Wicked Woman
Bill Renton
 1934 There's Always Tomorrow
Arthur White
 1934 The Spectacle Maker (Short)
The Duchess's Paramour (uncredited)
 1934 Handy Andy
Lloyd Burmeister
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(10/4/68) Appeared on "George Jessel's Here Come the Stars," syndicated television series. He was the guest of honor and was roasted by host George Jessel and guests including Pat O'Brien. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 17 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Robert Taylor | Lt. Robert Taylor U.S.N.R. | Lieut Robert Taylor USNR


5' 11½" (1.82 m)


Ursula Thiess  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »


Spangler Andrew Brugh | Ruth Adeline Stanhope

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A screen metamorphosis is more psychology than histrionics. The thing is to analyze the character you are playing and then the various stages of self-development become a logical outgrowth of that individual finding himself. See more »


Jane Ellen Wayne in her biography of Taylor states that his last movie was Devil Make Care (Feature Film Corp. of America, 1968). However, what became of this movie is something of a mystery. See more »


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