Florence Gertrude Heffernan was born in Rye, New York, the USA, in August 1906. At the time of her birth, her father, Thomas Francis Heffernan, was thirty-seven years old, while her mother, Mary Veronica, was thirty-one years old.
Florence was married to the famous Dub Taylor, an American character actor who used to act between the 1940s to 1990s. Dub Taylor was recognized for working in films, Western television, and comedies.
The Marriage of Florence Gertrude Heffernan
Florence Gertrude Heffernan was married to Walter Clarence Taylor Jr, popularly recognized as Dub Taylor, on 21 April 1931. The couple lived together and were blessed with two children, Buck Taylor, and Faydean Taylor Tharp.
Dub Taylor made his debut in the film industry in 1938 when he appeared as the cheerful ex-football captain Ed Carmichael. Dub got the nickname while staying in Georgia as a boy due to his friends calling him “W” and further shortening it to Dub.
Florence Gertrude Heffernan’s husband used his xylophone skills to act on several television shows in the 1950s and 1960s. It was during this time that Dub acted in the syndicated series Ranch Party.
Moreover, Dub Taylor, Florence Gertrude Heffernan’s husband, also appeared in a commercial for pace foods acting as one of the four participants in the Dip-Off contest.
On 3 October 1994, Florence Gertrude Heffernan’s husband passed on due to a heart attack in Los Angeles. His body got cremated, and his ashes were scattered near Westlake Village, California.
Florence Gertrude’s Son Buck Taylor
Buck Taylor, the son of Florence Gertrude and Dub Taylor, was proud to take after his father and become an American actor and artist. Buck Taylor was recognized for his role as gunsmith-turned deputy Newly O Brian in the CBS TV series Gunsmoke.
Buck Taylor, Florence Gertrude Heffernan’s son, graduated from North Hollywood High School, where he became a talented gymnast. Actor Guinn Williams sponsored him to go to the US Olympic trials as a gymnast, but unfortunately, he did not qualify for the 1960 Summer Olympics.
Moreover, Florence Gertrude Heffernan’s son served in the United States for two years in the navy. Buck Taylor had his first significant role in 1961 as Trooper Shattuck in Dick Powell’s ane Grey Theatre episode “Image of a Drawn Sword.” He also played a role in The Outer Limits entitled “Don’t Open Till Doomsday” in 1964 and other roles in four episodes in 1966 in the ABC Western series “The Monroes.”
Florence Gertrude Heffernan’s Daughter Faydean Taylor Tharp
Faydean Taylor Tharp, Florence Gertrude’s daughter, was born on 2 September 1931. Little information is known about her as she was not in the limelight like her father, Dub Taylor. However, Florence Gertrude’s daughter died at the age of seventy years in July 2002 in California, USA.
There are no records if Faydean Taylor Tharp was married, but she was known to have a child named Walter Tac Tharp.
Florence Gertrude Heffernan’s Death
Florence Gertrude Heffernan died in October 1987 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, the United States, at 81.