The angels up in heaven got a dose of random today when prolific character actor and comedian Taylor Negron walked through the gates while holding Swedish glamour icon and sex symbol Anita Ekberg.
Last night, Chuck Negron, lead singer of Three Dog Night, said in a sad YouTube video that his cousin, Taylor Negron, had died at the young age of 57 while surrounded by his family. Taylor died after a long bout with cancer. So let’s all lube up our vocal cords with a little WD-40, so we can scream out, “FUCK CANCER,” until out tonsils shrivel up.
Deadline says that Taylor started doing stand-up at The Comedy Store when he was still in high school. He later trained with Lee Strasberg and was lucky enough to intern with Lucille Ball when she was 68 and he was just 19. Taylor’s career lasted for four decades and he’s got over 100 acting credits to his name. Taylor has been in pretty much everything and it feels like every other movie I watched in the 80s and 90s, he was in. When people see his face, they probably either scream, “It’s the Pizza Guy from Fast Times” or “It’s the hot blond villain with Vidal Sassoon hair from The Last Boy Scout!”
Taylor was also in Better Off Dead.., Easy Money, River’s Edge, Bio-Dome, One Crazy Summer, Angels in the Outfield, , The Aristocrats, the entertaining train wreck Nothing But Trouble and on and on. On TV, he taught us all how to really say “tomato sawce” as Elaine’s hairdresser and guest-starred in every single television show in history including E.R, Reno 911 and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
And I’d like to believe that as soon as Taylor got to heaven, he looked around and said: