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William Desmond Taylor

William Desmond Taylor was the director of the silent films Huckleberry Finn, Anne of Green Gables, Captain Kidd, Jr., Tom Sawyer, and Davy Crockett.


Biographical fast facts

Full or original name at birth: William Cunningham Deane-Tanner

Date and place of birth: April 26, 1872*, Carlow, Ireland

Date, time, place and cause of death: February 1, 1922, at 7:50 p.m., at 404-B South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles**, California, U.S.A. (Murdered - Gunshot)


Error corrections or clarifications

* William Desmond Taylor's birth certificate clearly states he was born on April 26th, 1872, not 1877, or 1867, as several published sources erroneously claim.

** Many reports erroneously state Taylor died in "Hollywood." His home (which no longer exists) was on South Alvarado Street, in central Los Angeles, not Hollywood.

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