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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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Remembering Robert Taylor 1911-1969

Robert Taylor died on June 8, 1969 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica after a long battle with lung cancer. Governor Ronald Reagan gave the eulogy. Here are some of the things he said: “How to say farewell to … Continue reading

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Robert Taylor: We’ll Always Remember Him This Way

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This is a magazine article from 1969. “He was more than a pretty boy….he was a man who respected his profession and was a  master of it….” said Governor Ronald Reagan, overcome with emotion as he recited the eulogy at … Continue reading

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Remembering Nancy Reagan and a Great Friendship

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Nancy Reagan’s death this week brought to mind the close friendship between Ronald and Nancy Reagan and Robert Taylor and Ursula Thiess. Ronald Reagan and Robert Taylor lived parallel lives for decades.  Both were midwesterners, both college educated, both successful … Continue reading

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“Robert Taylor Was the Finest Person I Have Ever Met.”

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This letter arrived this morning in the form of a comment by Martha Crawford Cantarini, long-time stuntwoman. “What a treat this web site is. I am thrilled to have found it. It is a beautiful tribute to a most deserving … Continue reading

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Did Robert Taylor Help To Change History?

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This is the story of how a friendship between two men influenced the course of history in the twentieth century. Left to right: Robert Taylor in the mid 1960s; President Ronald Reagan Background On June 12, 1987 Ronald Wilson Reagan, … 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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