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"ARB" 2003 Obituary


ARBUCKLE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-02-01 published
Died This Day -- William Desmond TAILOR/TAYLOR, 1922
Saturday, February 1, 2003, Page F11
Actor, filmmaker and soldier born William DEANE- TANNER in Carlow, Ireland, on April 26, 1872; in 1890, immigrated to United States in 1890; in 1908, deserted wife and family to appear in movies in 1914, made his directorial debut with The Awakening, followed by 40 more films; served as a captain in the Canadian Army during the latter part of First World War; returned to filmmaking and made 15 more films, including Captain Kidd, The Green Temptation and Anne of Green Gables; found murdered in his Hollywood home police complained a number of Hollywood personalities had visited the scene to remove or tamper with evidence; investigation focused on such stars as actresses Mabel NORMAND and Mary Miles MINTER later accounts reported the film Community sought to avoid a scandal that coincided with murder trial of actor Fatty ARBUCKLE crime never solved.

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