D.O.B.: August 5, 1911 (Filley, NE)
D.O.D.: June 8, 1969 (Santa Monica, CA)
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer
Location: Forest Lawn Glendale; Garden of Honor, Columbarium of the Evening Star
Directed 17 United States Navy training films during World War II.
At one time billed "The Man With the Perfect Profile," this handsome, wavy-haired leading man for a time rivaled Clark Gable as the screen's top romantic lead. A music major in Nebraska's Doane College, he came to California in the early 1930s and enlisted in Pomona College, where he studied medicine before taking up acting. After making his film debut with a bit in Fox's Handy Andy Taylor won an MGM contract and was groomed for stardom.
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