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Robert Taylor Died on June 8, 1969

Robert Taylor died of lung cancer on June 8, 1969.  At his funeral, California Governor Ronald Reagan gave the eulogy.  Here are a few excerpts from that eulogy, given on June 11, 1969. “How to say farewell to a friend … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Would Have Been 103 Today (August 5)

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Happy Birthday Robert Taylor Robert Taylor was an extremely versatile actor. During the four decades of his career he played a doctor, a soldier, a gangster, an ancient Roman, a murderer, a brain damaged veteran, a cowboy, a spy, a … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor died on June 8, 1969–43 years ago today

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 8, 1969 Robert Taylor passed away in the arms of his wife, Ursula Thiess Taylor. A lifelong smoker, he had incurable lung cancer.  After nine months of intense suffering after an operation on his … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor, Veteran

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The article below and the poem following it are reproduced here with the gracious permission of Major Van E. Harl, USAF Ret.  Major Harl, who shares a Revolutionary War ancestor with Robert Taylor, is the author and copyright holder of … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor Was Different

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Rome, Georgia News-Tribune June 11, 1969 Funeral Today for Late Actor –  Robert Taylor was Different Hollywood (AP). Some romantic figures of Hollywood’s Golden Era wore their stardom like a talisman. Robert Taylor was never comfortable with his. Tyrone Power … Continue reading

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