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William Desmond Taylor

William Desmond TaylorAKA William Cunnigham Deane-Tanner

Born: 26-Apr-1872
Birthplace: Carlow, Ireland
Died: 1-Feb-1922
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA [1]
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Film Director, Actor

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: Early Hollywood director, murdered

Military service: Canadian Army (1918-19)

[1] Alvardo Court, Westlake Park, Los Angeles, CA.

Father: Major Deane-Tanner (British Army)
Wife: Ethel May Harrison (daughter of a wealthy stockbroker, m. 15-Nov-1902, div. 1912)
Daughter: Ethel Daisy (b. 1903, Abandoned along with his wife in 1908)
Slept with: Mary Miles Minter (actress, b. 1900, was underage at the time of their relations)
Slept with:
Mabel Normand (actress, b. 1892, d. 1930)
Slept with: Edward F. Sands (Taylor's chef, valet and chauffeur)

    Motion Picture Directors Association President
    Shot in the back
    Died Intestate
    Irish Ancestry

    Nurse Marjorie (4-Apr-1920)
    Huckleberry Finn (22-Feb-1920)
    Anne of Green Gables (23-Nov-1919)

Appears in articles:
I Know Who Killed Desmond Taylor, 1997, DETAILS: Ed King

Is the subject of books:
William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier, 1991, BY: Bruce Long
Murder In Hollywood: Solving A Silent Screen Mystery, 2004, BY: Charles Higham

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