Sam Taylor
Date of Birth
Aug 13, 1895
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


Not to be confused with Broadway director/playwright Samuel Taylor, American film director Sam Taylor received a B.A. from Fordham University before entering films as a gag writer at Kalem Studios in 1916. Anxious to break into directing, Taylor served as Fred Newmeyer's assistant on the Harold Lloyd feature Safety Last (1923), then was given the plum assignment of directing Bea Lillie's first...