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Ferris Taylor

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Ferris Taylor
Robert Ferris Taylor

(1888-03-25)March 25, 1888
DiedMarch 7, 1961(1961-03-07) (aged 72)
Years active1933-1958

Ferris Taylor (March 25, 1888 – March 7, 1961)[1] was an American film actor and vaudeville performer.

Born in Henrietta, Texas,[citation needed] Taylor owned a vaudeville company, the Taylor Players.[2] Besides his acting, Taylor sometimes sang in vaudeville programs. A 1922 newspaper article noted, "he possesses a deep baritone-basso voice".[3] The group included his brother, Glen H. Taylor, who later became a U.S. senator from Idaho.[2]

In 1930, Taylor went to Hollywood, gaining a few appearances in films in bit parts and as an extra.[4] He eventually appeared in more than 120 films between 1933 and 1958. He also made guest appearances on The Cisco Kid starring Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carillo in the early 1950s.

He died in Hollywood, California from a heart attack.

Partial filmography


  1. ^ Ellenberger, Allan R. (2001). Celebrities in Los Angeles Cemeteries: A Directory. McFarland. p. 208. ISBN 9780786409839. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Pocatello Vaudeviller, 81, Recalls Memories of Stage Antics". Idaho State Journal. Idaho, Pocatello. March 27, 1977. p. 34. Retrieved April 5, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Taylor players coming to Ephraim Tuesday Nov. 21". The Ephraim Enterprise. Utah, Ephraim. November 17, 1922. p. 8. Retrieved April 5, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Screen life in Hollywood". The Sandusky Register. Ohio, Sandusky. June 23, 1937. p. 6. Retrieved April 5, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.

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