Talk:Laurette Taylor

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Who the Stars Looked Up To[edit]

Written and directed by Rick McKay, the documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There pointed out that when several broadway legends were each separately interviewed about the early days of Broadway, they all said the same name. Laurette Taylor. They particularly often fawned over her performance in The Glass Menagerie. Taylor was an inspiration to them, and some even said she changed the face of the industry, because she was such a natural on stage. When others would be trying to emote and pretend on stage, Taylor conveyed a sense of realism that no one today will understand because none of it was ever captured on film. She did a couple silent films and they found a screen test where she auditioned and was not considered. Why? Because her performance was delivery was so raw and fresh and natural that producers didn't think she could act. What they didn't realize was that if someone is so good you can't tell they're acting, that they're just being. That is fine acting. I missed the exact quotes though. =) ZachsMind 23:46, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Needs Glass Menagerie info[edit]

This is a worthy subject for Wikipedia but there is no mention in the article of Taylor's work in the "Glass Menagerie". I think her great performances on Broadway in this play began in 1946 but I'm not certain. Could someone expand on this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by CCBC (talkcontribs) 11:20, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Year of birth[edit]

Although most sources cite 1884 as Taylor's year of birth, the following census sources from indicate she probably was born in 1883; see:


Of course this is not an exact science; any input will be appreciated. (talk) 14:51, 4 February 2010 (UTC)