Meshach Taylor, who died Saturday, was most well known for his role as the lovable assistant Anthony Bouvier on the hit CBS sitcom “Designing Women.”
Taylor was mainly a TV actor, but his big-screen role as the flamboyant Hollywood Montrose in the 1987 cult favorite movie “Mannequin” was a classic.
Here a few of his most memorable comedic moments:
In this “Designing Women” clip, Taylor’s Anthony is pressed into working at a burger joint:
In “New Year’s Daze,” Taylor gathers with the gals, a Christmas tree and an escaped con:
In this one, Taylor’s Anthony gets to deliver a valedictorian address at his graduation – but only after being shot by Suzanne (Burke), who mistakes him for a burglar:
In this clip from the TV show “Dave’s World,” he helps — or at least tries to help — Shadoe Stevens recover from a heart attack:
As out-and-proud window dresser Hollywood Montrose, Taylor steals just about every scene that he plays in the 1987 film “Mannequin”: