Francis Lenn Taylor
|Birthplace:||Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois|
|Death:||Died in Los Angeles County, California|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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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.
Francis Lenn Taylor's Timeline
December 28, 1897
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
October 23, 1926
February 27, 1932
Hampstead, London, Middlesex, UK
November 20, 1968
Los Angeles County, California