Talk:Rod Taylor

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Year of Birth 1929?[edit]

Various sources [1] have him being born in 1929 rather than 1930. Anyone know the truth, and why? -- JackofOz (talk) 22:51, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

1929 is the correct year. (RichardSalway (talk) 13:18, 3 September 2009 (UTC))

Richard, it does nobody any good for someone to come along and simply assert things. What is your source for 1929? -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 18:37, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Mr. Taylor, who is related to me by marriage, has told me personally that 1930 is his correct birth year. He has expressed frustration that so many sources have it wrong. This is one source that has it correct: Mainberg (talk) 21:57, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

His site is wrong. His birth certificate says 1929. ( (talk) 20:01, 9 December 2009 (UTC))

Actually his site is right, you are the one who is mistaken. Perhaps you have him mixed up with Christopher Plummer. BHillbillies (talk) 18:18, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Again, people are simply asserting that this year or that is right, and others are wrong. Where are the sources, goddammit? We have his own site for 1930. Where's the link to his birth certificate or any other reliable primary source that puts 1930 in doubt? -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 18:37, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

"English" in origin?[edit]

I noticed this man has been listed in the stub "Australian people of English descent". Where exactly is the evidence? For one thing, the name Thompson is SCOTTISH, not English! For another, the mame Taylor is also a very common Scottish name. And apart from anything else, he damn-well looks Scottish! If these stubs are going to be contaminated by inclusions based on just pure speculation, as is clearly too often the case, or more annoyingly, to mention one ethnic strain while totally ignoring another just as significant or even more so, then there is no point to these lists. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:42, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

The surname "THOMPSON" is not Scottish, it is English. In Scotland it is always spelt "THOMSON" by people who are literate. Mr Taylor's THOMPSON family were from Yorkshire and before that, Hampshire, so they were English. The TAYLORs also go back ad infinitum in Yorkshire so they are also English. The family of Charles Napier STURT are from Dorset (English again) but are not relevant as they are not related. At some stage somebody made up the story of Mr Taylor's great great grandmother Eliza STURT being the sister of Charles Napier STURT, but this is not true. Hopefully you are happy now that he is just Australian. Donde1960 (talk) 08:15, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Rod Taylor/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Needs expansion ....(Complain)(Let us to it pell-mell) 03:19, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Substituted at 01:12, 12 June 2016 (UTC)