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Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Robert Taylor's Home in Northridge - Postcard given to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley by Gary Fredburg 2008

Robert Taylor moved to Los Angeles to continue his acting studies under Professor E. Gray who had taken a position at Pomona College. He was discovered at the college by a talent scout for MGM's film Journey's End. He became a big star in 1934 in Handy Andy with Will Rogers.
Taylor and his first wife Barbara Stanwyck married in 1939 and lived in the San Fernando Valley. He died on June 8, 1969 and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. Ronald Reagan, Governor of California gave the eulogy.


Grover Dill said...

As a former resident of Northridge, I would live to know where in Northridge Taylor's home was located. Anyone know?

metalhexx said...

The home wasn't really in "Northridge". It was north of Devonshire St. on Laramie (near Oso St.) in Chatsworth. This neighborhood used to be called Northridge Estates, meaning the north ridge of the valley. The rock performer Marilyn Manson lived in the home until recently (2007).