Taylor, Franklin Worthington

August 30, 2005

FRANKLINWORTHINGTON TAYLOR, 70, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Friday, August 26, 2005 at his home at 1 Hooper Place from cancer. He is survived by his wife Rosalind Thomas Clark, his children Jocelyn and, Franklin Taylor, Jr., Roxanna, Benjamin and Jeremy Hopps and his step-children Benjamin and Rachel Clark and Anna Fort, his grandchildren Dylan and Roan Fort and Tamsin Clark. Franklin was a native of Baltimore, MD and served as a medic in the US Navy. He lived for most of his life in Washington DC where he worked for the Commission on Civil Rights. He moved to Cambridge in the mid-90s and started a second career as an actor doing commercials and voice-overs, and stage and film roles. A bon vivant and raconteur, Franklin was passionate about jazz and had an astounding knowledge of the art form largely because of his on-going relationships with the musicians. A memorial service will be held at his home on Thursday, September 1, 2005 from 4pm to 8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Franklin Worthington Taylor Boston Arts Academy Theatre Award and mailed to Boston Arts Academy, 174 Ipswich Street, Boston 02215.

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