William Desmond Taylor
Date of Birth
Apr 26, 1877
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Irish-born filmmaker William Desmond Taylor gained as much notoriety in death as he had during his life in Hollywood's early years. He began his career as an actor in 1912; his biggest role was the lead in Vitagraph's Captain Alvarez. In 1914, Taylor began directing feature films. The following year, he was the co-director of the serial The Diamond from the Sky, and a little later would direct...