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Robert Taylor
Original name: Spangler Arlington Brugh
Birth: Aug. 5, 1911
Filley
Gage County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1969
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

American Film and Television Actor. He served as a United States Navy flying instructor during World War II. Born Spangler Arlington Brugh in Filley, Nebraska, he was the son of Ruth Adaline (née Stanhope) and Spangler Andrew Brugh, who was a farmer turned doctor. During his early life, the family moved several times, living in Muskogee, Oklahoma; Kirksville, Missouri; and Fremont, Nebraska. By September 1917, the Brughs had moved to Beatrice, Nebraska, where they remained for 16 years. As a teenager, he was a track star and played the cello in his high school orchestra. After Brugh signed a seven-year contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $35 a week, his name was changed to Robert Taylor. He made his film debut in the 1934 comedy, Handy Andy, opposite Will Rogers. After Taylor appeared with actress Barbara Stanwyck in the 1937 film This Is My Affair, the two were married in 1939. The marriage had its ups and downs and eventually ended in 1951. In 1954, Taylor married German-born actress, Ursula Thiess, with whom he had two children. On June 8, 1969, Taylor died of lung cancer at the age of 57 and was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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 Parents:
  Spangler Andrew Brugh (1881 - 1933)
  Ruth Adeline Stanhope Brugh (1887 - 1974)
 
 Spouses:
  Barbara Stanwyck (1907 - 1990)*
  Ursula Thiess (1924 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Col. of the Evening Star, Lot 0, Space 2508
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- DMC
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014
Watching you in Camille...they don't make movies like that anymore..you were so handsome and had so much class...
- AJT
 Added: Jun. 14, 2014
Happy Angel Anniversary in Heaven. To one of the most handsome men in Hollywood. RIP dear Robert...always...
- Rosie
 Added: Jun. 9, 2014
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