During senior year of college was spotted by MGM talent scout but declined offer to study further
Final films, "The Glass Sphinx", "Where Angels Go ... Trouble Follows" and "The Day the Hotline Got Hot"
First picture with Barbara Stanwyck, "His Brother's Wife"
Made singing debut in "Broadway Melody of 1936"
Played a ruthless underworld figure in "Johnny Eager"; reportedly fell in love with co-star Lana Turner although according to Turner, they did not consummate their relationship
Tested at MGM; signed to seven-year contract and rechristened 'Robert Taylor'
Enlisted in the Naval Air Corps; commissioned as a lieutenant but was deemed to old for active service; became a flying instructor
Final film under his MGM contract, "Party Girl", helmed by Nicholas Ray
Hosted the syndicated Western "Death Valley Days"
Raised in Beatrice, Nebraska
Returned to films in "Undercurrent" opposite Katharine Hepburn
Starred in first TV series "The Detectives" (ABC)
Co-starred with Irene Dunne in "The Magnificent Obsession" for Universal
Film debut on loan out to Fox in "Handy Andy"
Had title role in Michael Curtiz's Western "The Hangman"
Last film with Eleanor Parker, "Many Rivers to Cross"
Replaced Stewart Grainger in the title role of "Ivanhoe"
Starred opposite Greta Garbo in "Camille"
Testified before the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities (HUAC)
Appeared in the made-for-television movie "Return of the Gunfighter" (ABC)
First MGM film, "A Wicked Woman"
Had title role in "A Yank at Oxford"; first film with Vivien Leigh
Reteamed with former wife Stanwyck for the William Castle-directed horror flick "The Night Walker"
Reteamed with Vivien Leigh for "Waterloo Bridge"
Screen tested for Samuel Goldwyn; did not receive contract offer