ROBERT TAYLOR, 1911-1969
Born Spangler Arlington Brugh in Filley, Nebraska, Taylor was an athlete, orator, and musician in high school. He studied music at Doane College in Crete before transferring to Pomona College in California in 1931. He became involved in theater and began working for MGM, a Hollywood movie studio, which cast him as a romantic hero. During his thirty-four-year career, Taylor made seventy-four films and appeared with some of Hollywood's leading ladies, making him one of the best-known film stars of the twentieth century.