William Desmond Taylor facts for kids
William Desmond Taylor
William Cunningham Deane-Tanner
26 April 1872
County Carlow, Ireland
|Died||1 February 1922
|Cause of death||Homicide|
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|Other names||William D. Taylor
Ethel May Hamilton (m. 1901–1912)
|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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Taylor in a 1920 photograph addressed to actress Mary Miles Minter.
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