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William Desmond Taylor
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Born
William Cunningham Deane-Tanner

(1872-04-26)26 April 1872
County Carlow, Ireland
Died 1 February 1922(1922-02-01) (aged 49)
Cause of death Homicide
Resting place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Nationality Irish
Other names William D. Taylor
William Taylor
Occupation Director, actor
Years active 1913–1922
Spouse(s)
Ethel May Hamilton (m. 1901–1912)
Children 1
Relatives Denis Gage Deane-Tanner (brother)

William Desmond Taylor (born William Cunningham Deane-Tanner; 26 April 1872 – 1 February 1922) was an Irish director and actor. He was a popular person in the growing Hollywood motion picture business of the 1910s and early 1920s. He directed 59 silent movies between 1914 and 1922 and acted in 27 between 1913 and 1915.

Taylor was shot and killed by an unknown suspect on 1 February 1922 at his Los Angeles home. The murder remains an official cold case (unsolved).


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