Francis Lenn Taylor

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Francis Lenn Taylor

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Birthplace: Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
Death: November 20, 1968 (70)
Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Marion Taylor and Elizabeth Mary Taylor
Husband of Sara Viola Taylor
Father of Private and Dame Elizabeth Taylor
Brother of John A. Taylor

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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 Lenn Taylor's Timeline

1897
December 28, 1897
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
1932
February 27, 1932
London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
1968
November 20, 1968
Age 70
Los Angeles County, California, United States