He was known as "The Man with the Perfect Profile".
Search Amazon for Robert Taylor Robert Taylor was born in Filley, Nebraska, on August 5, 1911, with the birth name of Spangler Arlington Brugh.
He also showed himself to have comedic skill in movies such as 'When Ladies Meet' in 1941 and 'Her Cardboard Lover' with Joan Crawford and Greer Garson the following year. Naval Air Corps as a lieutenant, and, classed as too old for active duty, became a flying instructor for three years from 1943 to 1946.
After America's entrance into WWII, Taylor made two well-received war movies: 'Stand by for Action' in 1942 and the following year he played a tough NCO in 'Bataan', after which he signed up for the real war. During this time he also starred in as well as directed many instructional films and narrated the 1944 propoganda movie 'The Fighting Lady' about life aboard an aircraft carrier in wartime.
When he graduated in February, 1934 he signed a seven year contract with MGM for .00 a week (the lowest-paid actor in record) and his name was changed to Robert Taylor. Taylor made his screen debut late in 1934 on loan to 20th Century Fox, with a supporting role in 'Handy Andy' starring Will Rogers.
After a few more minor roles, including 'Buried Loot' in 1935 in MGM's "Crime Does Not Pay" series, he was given his first lead role, again on loan, this time to Universal.
Moreno became only the third person to ever achieve this 1977; remains the second fastest to have ever done it - taking just 16 years - and is one of only two people whose 'triple crown of acting' awards (Emmy, Oscar & Tony) were for solo performances, and not group or ensembles.
He joined the dramatics group The Doane Players and his first appearance on stage was in 1929 in the play "Helena Boys".
Music was his first love and in 1931 he moved to Claremont, California and enrolled at Pomona College to study the cello.
In 1947, Taylor was called to testify before the Committee regarding Communism in Hollywood.
He was pressed about his appearance in 'Song of Moscow' three years earlier, and he asserted that he had thought it was definitely Communist propaganda, and had not wanted to do it.