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 Here is a photo of the lovely Ethel May Hamilton, a member of the famous Floradora sextet and theatre dancer, you might be aware of her as the mother of Ethel Daisy and wife of William Tanner, who had adapted the stage name of William Desmond Taylor, while making Western movies before becoming a director. 

The picture is from the New York Evening Telegram September 20, 1901 shared by Bruce Long.  Ethel and William were married December 7, 1901, the announcement can be found in the December 15, 1901 New York Herald in a story that the actress’ wedding was in secret.      


And after WDT left Ethel October 23, 1906; he was reported at various times to be romantically involved with:

Kathleen Clifford


Betty Compson


Neva Gerber


Margaret Gibson


Mary Miles Minter


Mabel Normand

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