Francis Lenn Taylor
|Francis Lenn Taylor|
December 28, 1897|
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||November 20, 1968
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, California, U.S.|
|Known for||Elizabeth Taylor's father|
(m. 1926–1968, his death)
|Children||Howard Taylor (b. 1929)
Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011)
|Parents||Francis Marion Taylor
Elizabeth Mary Rosemond (1869–1937)
Life and career
Taylor married stage actress Sara Sothern (whose real name was Sara Viola Warmbrodt and who was also from Arkansas City) in 1926 in New York. They were the parents of Howard Taylor (born 1929) and Elizabeth Taylor (1932–2011), who became an aclaimmed and legendary movie actress.
Within a few years of his marriage, Taylor was transferred to Young's art gallery in London, England, where he and Sara lived for several years, and where their children were born. In April 1939, five months before the outbreak of World War II in Europe, they returned to the United States.