Taylor Holmes
Biographical Information
Born May 16th, 1878
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died September 30th, 1959
Hollywood, California, United States
Productions Somewhere Else as Billy Getaway (original Broadway cast)
Say When as Charles Palmer (original Broadway cast)
I'd Rather Be Right as The Secretary of the Treasury (original Broadway cast)
Sleeping Beauty as King Stefan
Recordings Sleeping Beauty (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Baritone

Taylor Holmes was an American actor.


Born in Newark, New Jersey, Holmes began his career as a vaudeville actor in 1899 and went into straight acting in London following an appearance in Candida and a Broadway debut in the controversial Sapho.

Holmes made his screen debut in the 1917 silent short Efficiency Edgar's Courtship and soon became a prolific screen actor throughout the silent era and through to the advent of sound, where he notably appeared in Joan of Arc and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. He made his final screen appearance providing the voice of King Stefan in Sleeping Beauty.

Holmes passed away in 1959.


Holmes appeared in a number of stage musicals, beginning with the role of Billy Getaway in Somewhere Else. This was followed by his being cast in the original productions of Say When and I'd Rather Be Right.

In addition to his stage musical roles, Holmes also sang in his final film role in Sleeping Beauty, performing the duet "Skumps."


Sleeping Beauty (1959)Edit

  • Skumps (duet)


Somewhere Else (1913)(originated the role)Edit

  • How Do You Do (contains solo lines)
  • Can You Do This (contains solo lines)

Say When (1934)(originated the role)Edit

  • Finale

I'd Rather Be Right (1937)(originated the role)Edit

  • A Baby Bond (for Baby)(solo)

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