Not specifically a Billy Jack-related event, but none of the films would have happened if Delores Taylor hadn’t met Tom Laughlin at the University of South Dakota at Vermillion. They were married on October 16, 1954, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in a church with just a few friends and family present. Very few. Tom was working at a dairy as a deliveryman, Delores was working at Taylor Electric (no releation) as a graphic artist. Between them they could just afford the rent, but they would go on to move to Los Angeles (in a borrowed car) and make Billy Jack some 15 years later.