Delores Taylor

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Delores Taylor
Born 1932 (age 84–85)
Winner, South Dakota, U.S.
Occupation Actress, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1965–1977
Spouse(s) Tom Laughlin (m. 1954–2013) (his death); 3 children

Delores Taylor (born September 27, 1932) is an American former film actress, writer and producer, known for her roles in the Billy Jack films of the 1970s.

Life and career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Taylor co-produced both The Born Losers and the 1975 film The Master Gunfighter.


  1. ^ Spiro, J.D. (August 26, 1956). "Milwaukee's Actin' Tom Laughlin". Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ HFPA - Awards Search Archived October 2, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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