Laurette Taylor, Actress: Happiness. Laurette Taylor was born on April 1, 1884 in New York City, New York, USA as Helen Loretta Cooney. She was an actress, known for Happiness (1924), Peg o' My Heart (1922) and One Night in Rome (1924). She was married to J. Hartley Manners and Charles A. Taylor. She died on December 7, 1946 in New York City.