|Born||1932 (age 81–82)
Winner, South Dakota, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, screenwriter, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Tom Laughlin (m. 1954–2013) (his death); 3 children|
Life and career
Taylor was born in 1932. She was raised in Winner, South Dakota. She met actor Tom Laughlin while a student at the University of South Dakota in 1953, and married him on October 15, 1954. Together the couple developed the character of "Billy Jack", who first appeared in the 1967 film The Born Losers. They followed that with Billy Jack in 1971, then The Trial of Billy Jack in 1974, and Billy Jack Goes to Washington in 1976. Taylor and Laughlin played the starring roles in the latter three films. Taylor was nominated for a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year – Actress in 1972.
Taylor co-produced both The Born Losers and the 1975 film The Master Gunfighter.