Francis Lenn Taylor (1897 - 1968)

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Birthplace: Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
Death: Died in Los Angeles County, California
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About Francis Lenn Taylor

Francis Taylor was an American art dealer and father of the actress Elizabeth Taylor.

He was born in Springfield, Illinois. The family later moved to Arkansas City, Kansas.

Francis began dealing in art in New York for a wealthy in-law, Howard Young. There he married stage actress Sara Sothern (whose real name was Sara Viola Warmbrodt and was also from Arkansas City) in 1926 in New York.

Within a few years of his marriage, Taylor was transferred to Young's art gallery in London, England, where he and Sara lived several years, and where their children were born. At the outbreak of Britain's involvement in World War II, they returned to the United States.

Taylor later ran an art gallery in Beverly Hills, California.

He died at age 70 in Los Angeles. He is interred beside his widow in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, California.

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Francis Taylor's Timeline

December 28, 1897
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
October 23, 1926
Age 28
February 27, 1932
Age 34
Hampstead, London, Middlesex, UK
November 20, 1968
Age 70
Los Angeles County, California