As per our current Database, Theodore Taylor has been died on Oct 26, 2006 (age 85).
When Theodore Taylor die, Theodore Taylor was 85 years old.
|Popular As||Theodore Taylor|
|Occupation||Young Adult Author|
|Age||85 years old|
|Born||June 23, 1921 (North Carolina)|
Theodore Taylor’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.
Theodore Taylor was born in the Year of the Rooster. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rooster are practical, resourceful, observant, analytical, straightforward, trusting, honest, perfectionists, neat and conservative. Compatible with Ox or Snake.
The author of the Edgar Award-winning young adult mystery novel The Weirdo (1989), Taylor is also well known for the multi-award-winning historical children's novel The Cay (1969); the Scott O'Dell Award-winning work The Bomb (1995); and the 2006 book The FLIGHT of Leroy Brown.
He published his debut young adult work, The Magnificent Mitscher, in 1955, following his military Service in World War II.
When not writing novels, he pursued a career as a singer and also worked as a Journalist.
Born and raised in Statesville, North Carolina, he later lived and worked in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Laguna Beach, California. He was married to Gweneth Goodwin from 1946 until 1970 and to Flora Schoenleber from 1981 until his death in 2006.
The Salma Hayek-directed TV movie The Maldonado Miracle (2003) was adapted from Taylor's 1973 novel of the same title.