1911 - Born on the plains of Nebraska on the 5th of August.
1933 - He considered continuing on to drama school upon his graduation from Pomona, but before he could follow through on the plan an MGM talent scout spotted him and gave him both a contract and a new name.
1934 - He made his first film appearance.
1936 - He was known as "the man with the perfect profile." One of his first major films was Camille.
1939-1951 - His first wife was the actress Barbara Stanwyck. Taylor and Stanwyck were one of the Hollywood's "golden couples" and were good friends with another star couple, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
1951 - He considered remarrying Stanwyck several times after their divorce.
1959 - He made many television appearances.
1969 - On the 5th of August, Robert Taylor died of lung cancer at the age of 57, and he was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.
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