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Donald Taylor

Donald Taylor

D.O.B.:December 13, 1920 (Freeport, PA)

D.O.D.:December 28, 1998 (Los Angeles, CA)

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Location: Westwood Memorial; Section D

Biographical Notes:

He studied law, then speech and drama at Penn State University, where as a freshman he began taking part in college stage productions.

Hitchhiking to Hollywood in 1942, the youthful Taylor screen-tested at Warner Brothers but was rejected because of his draft status. MGM signed him to a contract and immediately put him to work, assigning him the minuscule role of a soldier in director Clarence Brown's sentimental slice of Americana, "The Human Comedy."

In later years, Taylor became a film and TV director, including an episode of "Night Gallery" for which he was Emmy-nominated. Taylor met his current wife Hazel Court when he directed her in a 1958 episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."

 

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