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Datebook: August 5 – 100th birthday of actor Robert Taylor

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Spangler Arlington Brugh, better known as Robert Taylor, was born on August 5th, 1911 in Filley, Nebraska. Nicknamed “The Man with the Perfect Profile,” Taylor appeared in films of varying genres alongside such actors as Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, and Lana Turner. Notable works include “Billy the Kid,” “Ivanhoe,” and “Quo Vadis.” Taylor died of lung cancer on June 8, 1969.


It’s Friday, August 5.

The Humane Society of Calloway County has an Adoption and Pet ID Day at Tractor Supply in Murray tomorrow from 10 to 1.

Murray’s Make a Difference Day is tomorrow at Roy Stewart Stadium from 9 to 1. Recycle paper and cardboard, eyeglasses, aluminum cans, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, outdated prescription drugs, clothing, plastics, tin cans, and glass. Also used motor oil, A, B., C, and D batteries and books.

The Icehouse Art Center in Mayfield opens its Harvey Parker Community Show with a reception tonight from 6 to 8. Author and World War II medic, Mike Freeland will be on hand to sign his books about his experiences. The Ice House is at 120 North Eighth.

The Hotel Metropolitan on Oscar Cross Avenue in Paducah has an Emancipation Celebration fish fry tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.

Please join us in the CFSB Center when A Prairie Home Companion broadcasts live to the nation from the Four Rivers Region on November 5. See! Thanks!


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  1. To Whom it may concern,

    The first time I saw Robert Taylor, it took my breath away. I was in my teens and I became an instant fan of his. He was the handsomest man I had ever seen and I found him to be good actor. He was appearing in “Camille” with Greta Garbo and he was wonderful. After that, I saw him in “Magnificent Obsession” with Irene Dunne. It is still my favorite movie. Wonderful story, superb acting on both actors.

    Then later, he began playing darker roles and I still admired him no end. I could look at his pictures by the hour to this day. I can see him as a great husband and father. When he became a hunter, rancher, etc. it just added to his appeal. I know that he was very happy with Ursula and that she is a very good person.

    I am so glad that he was an actor in my lifetime! I a so sorry thta he died so young. What a loss!

    Joyce John

    joyce john

    January 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm

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