Taylor Holmes (May 16, 1878 – September 30, 1959) was an actor who appeared in over 100 Broadway plays in his five-decade career. However, he is probably best remembered for his screen performances, which he began in silent films in 1917. Among his earliest starring roles is in George K. Spoor's 1918 production A Pair of Sixes.
Birth and Death Data: Born May 16th, 1878 (Newark), Died September 30th, 1959 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, vocalist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-16179||10-in.||7/8/1915||I couldn't distinguish the words||Taylor Holmes||Monologue, with piano||speaker|
|Victor||B-16180||10-in.||7/8/1915||If I could be by her||Taylor Holmes||Recitation, unaccompanied||speaker|
|Victor||B-16181||10-in.||7/8/1915||Mrs. Dugan's discovery||Taylor Holmes||Recitation, unaccompanied||speaker|
|Victor||C-16182||12-in.||7/8/1915||Gunga Din||Taylor Holmes||Recitation, unaccompanied||speaker|
|Victor||C-16183||12-in.||7/8/1915||Boots||Taylor Holmes||Recitation, unaccompanied||speaker|
|Victor||B-16277||10-in.||7/29/1915||I couldn't distinguish the words||Taylor Holmes||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||vocalist|
|Victor||C-16278||12-in.||7/29/1915||The green eye of the little yellow god||Taylor Holmes||Recitation, with orchestra||speaker|
|Victor||B-16279||10-in.||7/29/1915||The spell of the Yukon||Taylor Holmes||Recitation||speaker|
|Victor||C-28784||12-in.||10/27/1923||The shooting of Dan McGrew||Taylor Holmes||Recitation, with piano||speaker|
|Victor||C-28785||12-in.||10/27/1923||The face on the barroom floor||Taylor Holmes||Recitation, with piano||speaker|
|Victor||[Trial 1915-05-03-04]||Not documented||5/3/1915||If I could be by her||Taylor Holmes||Recitation||speaker|
|Victor||[Trial 1915-05-03-05]||Not documented||5/3/1915||Boots||Taylor Holmes||Recitation||speaker|
|Victor||[Trial 1923-02-10-01]||10-in.||2/10/1923||The officer and the motorist||Taylor Holmes||Recitation||speaker|
|Victor||[Trial 1923-02-10-02]||10-in.||2/10/1923||The victory ball||Taylor Holmes||Recitation||speaker|
|Victor||[Trial 1923-02-10-03]||10-in.||2/10/1923||Ballet master||Taylor Holmes||Recitation||speaker|
|Victor||[Trial 1923-02-10-04]||10-in.||2/10/1923||The night I played Hamlet||Taylor Holmes||Recitation||speaker|
|Victor||[Trial 1923-02-10-05]||10-in.||2/10/1923||The shooting of Dan McGrew||Taylor Holmes||Recitation||speaker|
|Victor||[Trial 1923-02-10-06]||10-in.||2/10/1923||The face on the bar room floor||Taylor Holmes||Recitation||speaker|
|Decca||67427||10-in.||3/29/1940||Take me out to the ball game ; Gee but it's great at the base||Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman||speaker|
|Decca||67428||10-in.||3/29/1940||That baseball glide ; He's a fan||Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman||speaker|
|Decca||67429||10-in.||3/29/1940||Take me out to the ball game ; I want to go to the ball game||Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman||speaker|
|Decca||67430||10-in.||3/29/1940||Home run Bill||Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman||speaker|
|Decca||67431||10-in.||3/29/1940||Take your girl to the ball game ; Let's get the umpire's goat||Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman||speaker|
|Decca||67432||10-in.||3/29/1940||I can't will that ball game ; Oh didn't it rain||Century Quartet ; The Frank Luther Singers ; Zora Layman||speaker|
|Decca||67670||12-in.||5/3/1940||Casey at the bat||Taylor Holmes||speaker|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Holmes, Taylor," accessed November 30, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108748.
Holmes, Taylor. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 30, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108748.
"Holmes, Taylor." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 30 November 2020.
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