In his career, he worked with an array of filmmakers from classic-era titans such as Alfred Hitchcock to new-style directors such as Quentin Tarantino. He co-starred alongside such leading ladies as
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An earlier version of this post said that "The Glass Bottom Boat" introduced Doris Day's song "Que Sera, Sera." The film included the song, but it was introduced previously.
Here are just a few of Taylor's memorable roles. He also appeared in "Giant," "The V.I.P.s," "Young Cassidy," "Zabriskie Point" and many more.
"The Time Machine"
In Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier story, Taylor is the Bodega Bay lawyer who becomes involved with a woman, played by Tippi Hedren, just as a series of strange attacks by birds begins.
Personally selected by Walt Disney himself, Taylor voiced the leading dog Pongo in the 1961 animated film. In the film Pongo and his mate Perdita try to thwart the evil plans of the villainous Cruella De Vil.
"The Glass Bottom Boat"
In this breezy romance opposite Doris Day, Taylor stars as a government scientist caught up in espionage intrigues. Directed by Frank Tashlin, the film included Day's signature song, "Que Sera, Sera."
Many modern moviegoers likely know Taylor best for his role in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 revisionist WWII picture, in which the actor had an extremely memorable, albeit small, role as Winston Churchill.