Robert Taylor Net Worth

Robert Taylor Net Worth is
$19 Million

Robert Taylor Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

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 ...
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Date Of BirthAugust 5, 1911, Filley, Nebraska, United States
DiedJune 8, 1969, Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of BirthFilley, Nebraska, USA
Height5' 11½" (1.82 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack
EducationDoane University, Pomona College
SpouseUrsula Thiess (m. 1954–1969), Barbara Stanwyck (m. 1939–1952)
ChildrenMichael Thiess, Tessa Taylor, Manuela Thiess, Terrance Taylor
ParentsSpangler Andrew Brugh, Ruth Adaline Brugh
AwardsGolden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites
MoviesQuo Vadis, Waterloo Bridge, Camille, Ivanhoe, Johnny Eager, Knights of the Round Table, The Law and Jake Wade, High Wall, A Yank at Oxford, Westward the Women, The Bribe, Three Comrades, The Adventures of Quentin Durward, Broadway Melody of 1936, The Night Walker, His Brother's Wife, Rogue Cop, This...
TV ShowsDeath Valley Days, The Detectives
Star SignLeo
Murder in the Fleet (1935)$59 a week
West Point of the Air (1935)$59 a week
Times Square Lady (1935)$59 a week
There's Always Tomorrow (1934)$35 a week
Handy Andy (1934)$35 a week
1[about Louis Mayer] Some writers have implied that Mayer was tyrannical and abusive, and a male prima donna who out-acted his actors. As I knew him, he was kind, fatherly, understanding, ad protective. He gave me picture assignments up to the level that my abilities could sustain at the time and was always there when I had problems. I just wish today's young actors had a studio ad boss like I had. It groomed us carefully, kept us busy in picture after picture, thus giving us exposure, and made us stars. My memories of L. B. will always be pleasant. and my days at MGM are my happiest period professionally.
2If I didn't need the money I make on TV, I tell myself I'd hunt and fish all the time. Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper got me interested in it years ago, and looking forward to hunting and fishing has often, in this business, kept me from going nuts.
3People seem to think I'm a millionaire, but I'm not. I've saved a little money but every time a chance came along to strike it rich outside the movie business, like the real estate deals of some stars, I was always a dollar short or a day late. It's the story of my life.
4My metabolism doesn't lend itself to the Davis-Cagney brand of high-pressure careering. I stayed with one studio for 20 years, took what they gave me to do, did my work. While I wasn't happy with everything, I scored pretty well.
5Working with Greta Garbo during the making of Camille (1936) was an inspiring experience I'll never forget and that, doubtless, will leave its mark.
6Looks are good or bad, according to taste. My appearance doesn't fascinate me. But I'm not the one who has to be pleased either. It's a big help to an actor if people like to look at him but it has nothing to do with acting.
7[on Gary Cooper, after his death] Coop was the handsomest man- certainly one of the two or three best actors-ever to honor the ranks of the motion picture business. He was a very special man, darling, a very talented man, and probably felt forgotten. You can't afford to get old in this business. It just walks away from you.
8"Know yourself", said the wise old Greeks. That is the simple but profound maxim which, I am convinced, has been largely responsible for my feet stepping firmly up the movie ladder. Unless you do know yourself, your capabilities, and--what is perhaps more important still--your limitations, then opportunity will go on knocking on your door in vain. If you analyze yourself and find out your own strength and weaknesses, then you have taken the first step towards understanding others and being able to interpret them. In its more direct application to the film business this will result in there being less likelihood of any miscasting. And, by carrying out these principles I very soon learned to resist the temptation of "flying high" and playing roles for which I was temperamentally and physically unsuited.I have rigorously kept to that rule of only playing roles for which I know myself to be fitted.
9[on ex-wife Barbara Stanwyck] She is one of the finest actresses in show business. A lot of young actors and actresses could have profited then and now from a few "seminars" with "Missy" on their professional attitudes--their regard for the business of being an actor--on their on-stage and off-stage deportment as it were, because I doubt that there ever has been, or ever will be, a greater ":pro" than Barbara.
10[on Vivien Leigh] She was one of the most beautiful and talented ladies ever to grace a motion picture screen.
11I do remember one event during this time [1923] that seemed to me then to be some sort of landmark. This occurred when I was twelve, an emergency operation had to be performed on a snow-bound settler. The temperature was 12 below zero, but that didn't matter. A man's life was at stake--and so the operation had to go on. The kitchen table of the settler's humble home was our operating table, and it fell to my lot to assist my father by getting the hot water ready, and sterilizing the instruments, after which there was nothing left for me to do except to watch, in a sort of half-hypnotized way, as the delicate incisions were made and the operation duly completed successfully.
12When I went to college at Pomona, California, I still had no clear idea as to what I wanted to do. The operation on the settler must have made some sort of imprint on my mind, for I remember playing about with the idea of studying medicine. But I soon changed my mind, and, throwing overboard all intentions of wielding a scalpel, I took up economics! Sounds strange, doesn't it? And, from economics, I drifted to psychology, where, for the first time, I "took root". The subject interested me, and, in a very short time, I found myself studying it pretty deeply. But fate was already mapping out a different sort of career for me.
13A 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.
14These investigations, the way they are being run in Washington at the moment, remind me more of a three-ring circus than of a sincere effort to rid the country of a real threat. There's nothing any of us are going to tell them in Washington that the FBI didn't know five years ago. Maybe it's easier to call twenty friendly names from Hollywood than to have a look at the FBI files! Maybe it's better publicity for the home-state electorate, too!
15[October 23, 1947] I can name a few who seem to sort of disrupt things once in awhile. Whether or not they are Communists I don't know . . . One chap we have currently, I think, is Mr. Howard Da Silva. He always seems to have something to say at the wrong time. Miss Karen Morley also usually appears at the guild meetings.
16[about his role in Devil's Doorway (1950)] I admired the characterization because of the fact that the Indian, previously considered the "heavy" in early Westerns, is a regular guy. For once he gets a chance to tell his side of the story.
17In my freshman year [1929] I played the leading role in the campus performance "Helena's Boys", greatly to the disgust of Professor Gray [Herbert B. Gray. Taylor's cello teacher from 1925 to 1931], who wanted to know why I fiddled about with such nonsense. He said that I should concentrate on the cello, that I had the makings of a concert artist, what had I to do with "playacting"? I couldn't tell him. I didn't know myself. I don't know now. I only know that there was something in the musty smell of backstage that I like.
18I got $35 a week and my mother, grandmother and I had to live on it. There was that awful night when I realized we had one thin dime in the world. I had been studying hard at the studio, trying to do everything they told me. But I seemed to be getting nowhere, and getting there fast. I had nothing and no prospects of ever getting anywhere. I hadn't any chance of being a success in this business but I had confidence in myself. I knew I could land something - maybe a salesman's job - and make more money than I had been getting. We would be all right, then. In the morning I went to Mr. Louis B. Mayer and asked him to release me from my contract...
19[About his childhood in Nebraska] I was not--I still am not--gregarious. I was then as I am now, uneasy when I am with more than one person. I preferred being alone on the prairie or in the woods, to playing football with the gang. After the school I didn't play with the other kids. I liked to be alone by myself. An I was alone. I never ran with a group. I wasn't unhappy. On the contrary, I read a lot. I wasn't at all the dreamy sort. I had my horse. I had my bike. I always had a flock of animals to care for. I just had enough to do on my own and that's how I preferred to do and be.
20It's happens that I like the people of Nebraska. They're the best, the most hospitable, the most honest, the most trustworthy people in our whole darned country. And you lucky Nebraskans who are still living there just believe me. I've been a lot of places, and I have met a lot of people, and I still say Nebraskaland has the best hunting and the best people in the whole country.
21I must confess that I objected strenuously to doing Song of Russia (1944) at the time it was made. I felt that it, to my way of thinking at least, did contain Communist propaganda.
22I was this punk kid from Nebraska who had an awful lot of the world's good things tossed in his lap.
23For seventeen years it was Mr. Mayer [MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer] who guided me, and I never turned down a picture that he personally asked me to do.
24Acting is the easiest job in the world, and I'm the luckiest guy. All I have to do is be at the studio on time, and know my lines. The wardrobe department tells me what to wear, the assistant director tells me where to go, the director tells me what to do. What could be easier?
1Was a Boy Scout.
2"Magnificent Obsession" was the film that made Taylor a major star. It did the same for Rock Hudson when Universal remade it in 1954.
3Taylor was given his first screen test by Samuel Goldwyn with a 14 day option in 1933, but nothing came of it.
4After he appeared before the House Committee on Un-American Activities Taylor's films were banned in Soviet-occupied Hungary and Czechoslovakia, and Communists called for a boycott of his films in France.
5Taylor's only musical was "Broadway Melody of 1936." He sang for the only time in his career, a song called "I've Got a Feeling You're Fooling.".
6Joined the historical theatrical club, The Lambs, in 1939.
7He had started smoking in his early teens, and had often smoked three packets of cigarettes a day as an adult.
8He starred in the first pro-Indian movie of the American cinema: Devil's Doorway (1950) first Anthony Mann's western, although Broken Arrow (1950) was released one month before. Devil's Doorway was completed first but held back from release due to the nervousness of MGM's studio brass over the subject matter.
9After their divorce, his ex-wife Barbara Stanwyck auctioned off their $100,000 home at 423 North Faring Road, in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, and all its furnishings, and collected 15 percent of Taylor's earnings until he died in 1969.
10He was a music major at Doane College from 1929 to 1931 and played the cello in the trio "The Harmony Boys", the Doane String Quartet, and in the Doane Symphony Orchestra in Nebraska. When he was in Hollywood, he regularly attended the annual concerts given each year at the Hollywood Bowl.
11In a feature in the May 21, 1961 Family Weekly magazine, Taylor stated he became a hunter during his more mature years after he met actor Gary Cooper at Sun Valley, Idaho in 1939. Occasional hunting companions of note were novelist Ernest Hemingway and actors Wallace Beery, Clark Gable, Robert Stack and John Wayne.
12He was diagnosed with lung cancer in the spring of 1968, having been feeling increasingly breathless and tired for some time. He immediately underwent cobalt treatment, however he did not give up smoking until shortly before undergoing major surgery to remove his entire right lung on 8 October 1968.
13His lifelong hobbies included hunting, fishing, flying and writing letters.
14The twelve-mile section of U.S. Highway 136 between Beatrice and Filley was officially designated as the Robert Taylor Memorial Highway in 1994 (Source: Gage County Historical Society, Beatrice, Nebraska).
15His flying interest emerged after the movie Flight Command (1940), when he bought a single-engine plane and took lessons for a pilot's license. After World War II, when he served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 as a flight instructor and narrator of 17 trainings films, MGM bought him a twin-engine Beechcraft which he flew regularly until the early 1960s.
16He inspired the fictional character called Danger: Diabolik (1968), an anti-hero featured in Italian comics. Diabolik was created by sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani in 1962, and his features was graphically inspired by Taylor: dark hair with a distinctive widow's peak, and striking blue eyes and eyebrows.
17He left his signatures, footprints and handprints in the cement in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinesse Theater in Hollywood, together with Barbara Stanwyck, on June 11, 1941.
18He was ranked fourth in Box Office appeal in 1936, third in 1937 and sixth in 1938.
19He was the first American actor to star in film made in England - A Yank at Oxford (1938).
20He and Clark Gable were very good friends, and Taylor was one of the active pallbearers at Gable's funeral in November 1960.
21His second favorite movie was Camille (1936) and his favorite co-star was Greta Garbo.
22Supported Thomas E. Dewey in the 1944 and 1948 presidential elections, and Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1952 and 1956 elections.
23Four episodes of "The Robert Taylor Show" had been produced and a fifth was in line at the time of the sudden cancellation of the unaired series in the summer of 1963. Scripts had been written by Bruce Geller, Leonard Freeman, Tom Seller, and Lawrence Edward Watkin. NBC felt the new series was too controversial.
24Following the success of Knights of the Round Table (1953) Taylor's movie career declined. He managed to remain at MGM until 1958, when he signed for his own television series, The Detectives (1959).
25Actively supported Ronald Reagan's campaign to become the Republican Governor of California in 1966.
26After the war he joined The Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals founded in February of 1944 by Sam Wood and Walt Disney.
27He was romantically involved with actresses Virginia Bruce, Irene Hervey, Lia Di Leo, Virginia Grey and Eleanor Parker.
28His funeral was attended by many Hollywood celebrities and Ronald Reagan, the Governor of California, gave the eulogy.
29The favorite of all his films was Waterloo Bridge (1940).
30Is portrayed by Terrence E. McNally in The Silent Lovers (1980)
31He was called "The New King", after Clark Gable's departure from MGM in 1953.
32After doctor's predicted that Taylor's mother would die before the age of 30, his father became a doctor for the express purpose of curing her of childhood invalidism and was ultimately successful.
33Right-handed Taylor spent weeks perfecting his ability to draw a gun with his left hand in preparation for his role in Billy the Kid (1941).
34He holds Hollywood record for longest contract with one studio (MGM) 24 years from early 1934 to late 1958 and he holds Hollywood record for lowest contract salary (initially $35 a week, in 1934).
352 children with Ursula Thiess: Terrance (b. June 18, 1955) and Tessa (b. 1959)
36Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1970.
37Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Garden of Honor, Columbarium of the Evening Star. (Not accessible to the general public).
38Directed 17 United States Navy training films during World War II.


Death Valley Days1966-1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Ben Cotterman / Texas John Slaughter / ...
The Day the Hot Line Got Hot1968Anderson
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!1968Mr. Farriday: The 'In' Group
Hondo1967TV SeriesGallagher
Hondo and the Apaches1967TV MovieGallagher
The Glass Sphinx1967Prof. Karl Nichols
Return of the Gunfighter1967Ben Wyatt
Savage Pampas1966Capt. Martín
Johnny Tiger1966George Dean
The Night Walker1964Barry Morland
A House Is Not a Home1964Frank Costigan
Cattle King1963Sam Brassfield
Miracle of the White Stallions1963Col. Podhajsky
The Robert Taylor Show1963TV SeriesChristopher Logan
The Detectives1959-1962TV SeriesDet. Capt. Matt Holbrook
The House of the Seven Hawks1959John Nordley
Killers of Kilimanjaro1959Robert Adamson
The Hangman1959Mackenzie Bovard
Party Girl1958Thomas Farrell
The Law and Jake Wade1958Jake Wade
Saddle the Wind1958Steve Sinclair
Tip on a Dead Jockey1957Lloyd Tredman
The Power and the Prize1956Cliff Barton
D-Day the Sixth of June1956Capt. Brad Parker
The Last Hunt1956Charlie Gilson
Quentin Durward1955Quentin Durward
Many Rivers to Cross1955Bushrod Gentry
Rogue Cop1954Det. Sgt. Christopher Kelvaney
Valley of the Kings1954Mark Brandon
Knights of the Round Table1953Lancelot
All the Brothers Were Valiant1953Joel Shore
Ride, Vaquero!1953Rio
Above and Beyond1952Lt. Col. Paul W. Tibbets 509th Composite Group CO (Pilot of Enola Gay)
Westward the Women1951Buck Wyatt
Quo Vadis1951Marcus Vinicius
Devil's Doorway1950Lance Poole
Ambush1950Ward Kinsman
Conspirator1949Maj. Michael Curragh
The Bribe1949Rigby
High Wall1947Steven Kenet
Undercurrent1946Alan Garroway
Song of Russia1944John Meredith
Bataan1943Sergeant Bill Dane
The Youngest Profession1943Robert Taylor
Stand by for Action1942Lt. Gregg Masterman
Her Cardboard Lover1942Terry Trindale
Johnny Eager1941Johnny Eager
When Ladies Meet1941Jimmy Lee
Billy the Kid1941Billy Bonney
Flight Command1940Ensign Alan Drake
Escape1940Mark Preysing
Waterloo Bridge1940Roy Cronin
Remember?1939Jeff Holland
Lady of the Tropics1939Bill Carey
Lucky Night1939Bill Overton
Stand Up and Fight1939Blake Cantrell
The Crowd Roars1938Tommy McCoy
Three Comrades1938Erich Lohkamp
A Yank at Oxford1938Lee Sheridan
Broadway Melody of 19381937Steve Raleigh
This Is My Affair1937Lieutenant Richard L. Perry
Personal Property1937Raymond Dabney aka Ferguson
Camille1936Armand Duval
The Gorgeous Hussy1936'Bow' Timberlake
His Brother's Wife1936Chris Claybourne
Private Number1936Richard Winfield
Small Town Girl1936Dr. Robert 'Bob' Dakin
Magnificent Obsession1935Robert Merrick
Broadway Melody of 19361935Bob Gordon
Murder in the Fleet1935Lt. Tom Randolph
West Point of the Air1935Jaskarelli
Times Square Lady1935Steve Gordon
Society Doctor1935Dr. Ellis
Buried Loot1935ShortAl Douglas (uncredited)
A Wicked Woman1934Bill Renton
There's Always Tomorrow1934Arthur White
The Spectacle Maker1934ShortThe Duchess's Paramour (uncredited)
Handy Andy1934Lloyd Burmeister


That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary performer: "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" 1935 - uncredited
Teresa la ladra1973performer: "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
Tip on a Dead Jockey1957performer: "You Found Me and I Found You"
Ivanhoe1952performer: "The Song of Ivanhoe" 1952 - uncredited
Her Cardboard Lover1942"I Dare You" 1942, uncredited / performer: "I Dare You" 1942, "Frühlingslied Spring Song Op.62 #6" 1842 - uncredited
When Ladies Meet1941performer: "Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair" 1854 - uncredited
Waterloo Bridge1940performer: "It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" 1912, "Candlelight Waltz" 1940, "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited
Lucky Night1939performer: "Chopsticks" 1877 - uncredited
Three Comrades1938performer: "Ach, wie ist's möglich dann", "The Comrade Song" 1938 - uncredited
A Yank at Oxford1938"Yankee Doodle", "Over There" 1917, uncredited
Broadway Melody of 19381937performer: "Yours and Mine" 1937 - uncredited
This Is My Affair1937"I Hum a Waltz" 1937, uncredited
Broadway Melody of 19361935"You Are My Lucky Star" 1935, uncredited / performer: "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'" 1935 - uncredited
Times Square Lady1935"The Object Of My Affection" 1934, uncredited / performer: "The Object Of My Affection" 1934 - uncredited


Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire1991TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Death Valley Days1966-1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself / Host / ...
Hollywood in Spanien1966TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1964TV SeriesHimself
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
The Merv Griffin Show1963TV SeriesHimself
The 13th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1960TV SeriesHimself
The Thin Man1958TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1956TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show1953-1955TV SeriesHimself
I Love Melvin1953Himself, Cameo Appearance in Judy's Dream
The Hoaxters1952Short documentaryNarrator (voice)
Challenge the Wilderness1951Documentary shortHimself
Screen Actors1950Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Actor's Society Benefit Gala1949TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Secret Land1948DocumentaryNarrator (voice, as Lt. Robert Taylor U.S.N.R.)
The Fighting Lady1944DocumentaryNarrator (voice, as Lieut Robert Taylor USNR)
Primary Flight Instruction: Stearman N2-S Part 11943DocumentaryInstructor
Primary Flight Instruction: Stearman N2-S Part 21943DocumentaryInstructor
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 6: Hollywood Recreations1940Documentary shortHimself
Verdensberømtheder i København1939ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 91939Documentary shortHimself, Horse Show Attendee
Hollywood Goes to Town1938Short documentaryHimself
Lest We Forget1937ShortHimself
20th Century Fox Promotional Film1936Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara1935ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Trumbo2015Himself (uncredited)
The Naked Archaeologist2008-2010TV Series documentaryMarcus Vinicius
Garbo2005DocumentaryArmand Duval (uncredited)
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Performances2003TV SeriesHimself
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cold War1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Mary Pickford: A Life on Film1997DocumentaryHimself - USAAF Outfit (uncredited)
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life1997DocumentaryHimself - Before HUAC (uncredited)
Nixon1995Himself - Testifying before HUAC (uncredited)
Inside the Dream Factory1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHimself
Annie1982Armand Duval (uncredited)
Hollywood on Trial1976DocumentaryHimself
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryClip from 'Broadway Melody of 1936'
ABC Late Night1975TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The Extraordinary Seaman1969Himself (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1965TV SeriesColonel Alois Podhajsky
The Big Parade of Comedy1964DocumentaryRaymond Dabney in 'Personal Property'
Hollywood Without Make-Up1963DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood: The Fabulous Era1962TV Movie documentaryHimself
MGM Parade1955-1956TV SeriesHimself / Armand Duval / Charlie Gilson in 'The Last Hunt' / ...
The Ed Sullivan Show1954TV SeriesHimself
The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story1951Documentary
The Miracle of Sound1940Documentary shortHimself
Trifles of Importance1940ShortHimself, film clip (uncredited)
Hollywood: Style Center of the World1940Documentary shortHimself
From the Ends of the Earth1939Documentary shortHimself
The Romance of Celluloid1937ShortErich Lohkamp

Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1500 Vine Street.
1954Henrietta AwardGolden Globes, USAWorld Film Favorite - MaleTogether with Alan Ladd

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