Terry Moore

Actor, Model
Lively, full-figured lead of the post-WWII era, never a top star but one whose career, in retrospect, sums up much of 1950s attitudes about women, sexuality, and permissiveness. A photographer's child model, Moore ... Read more »
Born: 01/07/1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Celebrity Art Show 2007 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Father's Day 2014 (Movie)

Margaret Rancourt (Actor)

Looking For Mr. Right 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Deadly Dreams 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

True Detective 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buzz 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

AMC Live: The Hollywood Auction 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Chances 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Children's Midsummer Night's Dream 2001 (Movie)

Audience Helper & Singer (Actor)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

Elegant Woman at Party (Actor)

Las Vegas 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Tyrone Power: The Last Idol 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

American Southern 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Unscripted Hollywood 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Brats 1989 (Movie)

Veronica Miller (Actor)

My American Cousin 1986 (Movie)

Al Walker (Actor)

Hellhole 1983 (Movie)

Sidnee Hammond (Actor)

Death Dimension 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Phantom Captain Appears 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Daredevil 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

Quarantined 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Waco 1965 (Movie)

Dolly (Actor)

Black Spurs 1964 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Town Tamer 1964 (Movie)

Susan Tavenner (Actor)

The United States Steel Hour 1953 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Platinum High School 1960 (Movie)

Jennifer Evans (Actor)

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

A Private's Affair 1958 (Movie)

Louise Wright (Actor)

Cast a Long Shadow 1958 (Movie)

Janet Calvert (Actor)

Studio One 1948 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Bernardine 1957 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Peyton Place 1957 (Movie)

Betty Anderson (Actor)

Between Heaven and Hell 1956 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Daddy Long Legs 1955 (Movie)

Linda Pendleton (Actor)

Operation Entertainment 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

Shack Out on 101 1955 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beneath the 12 Mile Reef 1953 (Movie)

Gwyneth Rhys (Actor)

Come Back Little Sheba 1953 (Movie)

Marie Buckholder (Actor)

King of the Khyber Rifles 1953 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Man on a Tightrope 1953 (Movie)

Terez Cernik (Actor)

Gaslight 1944 (Movie)

Paula, age 14 (Actor)

Climax! (TV Show)

Actor

I-Man (TV Show)

Actor

Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Show)

Actor

Marilyn and Me (TV Show)

Actor

Maryland (Movie)

(Actor)

Mighty Joe Young (Movie)

Jill Young (Actor)

My Gal Sal (Movie)

Carrie Dreiser (Actor)

Since You Went Away (Movie)

Refugee child (Actor)

Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (TV Show)

Actor

Son of Lassie (Movie)

Thea (Actor)

Summer Holiday (Movie)

Hatcheck Girl (Actor)

The Devil on Wheels (Movie)

(Actor)

The Great Rupert (Movie)

Rosalinda (Actor)

The Return of October (Movie)

Terry Ramsey (Actor)
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (1)

Wuthering Heights 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Gaffer
Production Management (1)

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Writer (1)

Beverly Hills Brats 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)
Producer (1)

Beverly Hills Brats 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)
Other (2)

Beautiful Dreamers 1991 (Movie)

(Wrangler)

A Cry in the Wild 1990 (Movie)

animal handler(stunts) (Animal Trainer)

Biography

Lively, full-figured lead of the post-WWII era, never a top star but one whose career, in retrospect, sums up much of 1950s attitudes about women, sexuality, and permissiveness. A photographer's child model, Moore entered films in 1940 in "Maryland" and played small parts in a variety of films under first her real name, and then as Judy Ford and Jan Ford. At 19 she played a girl convinced that her horse was the reincarnation of a dead uncle in the odd comedy "The Return of October" (1948). She attracted more attention the following year, however, in another strange, but decidedly better, film about a woman and her pet, "Mighty Joe Young" (1949). For many buffs, the most indelible image of Moore's career was of her born aloft by her bush-league King Kong, playing "Beautiful Dreamer" on a piano.

Relationships

Luella Bickmore

Mother

Grant Cramer

Son
born November 10, 1961 father, Stuart Cramer feature film credits include "Hardbodies" (1984), "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" (1988), "Hangfire" and "Driving Me Crazy" (both 1991)

Stuart Cramer

Son
born on July 27, 1960 father, Stuart Cramer

Stuart Cramer

Husband

Glenn Davis

Husband

Howard Hughes Producer

Husband
Met when Moore was 17 Secretly married 1949 when she was 18; marriage was kept secret for many years Divorced 1976 After his death, she was legally declared his widow by a court; in 2001, she claimed she never obtained a legal divorce

Henry Kissinger

Companion
was US Secretary of State from 1973-77

Eugene McGrath

Husband

Jerry Rivers

Husband
Born c. 1948 Married 1992 until his death of a heart attack on July 14, 2001

Milestones

1997

Filmed cameo in remake of "Mighty Joe Young"

1989

Producer, acted in and provided original story for the feature comedy, "Beverly Hills Brats"

1988

Formed Moore/Rivers Productions with partner Jerry Rivers

1984

Appeared on the cover of the August issue of Playboy

1965

Returned to features with roles in "Black Spurs", "Town Tamer" and "City of Fear"

1960

Left feature film work for a time

1952

Received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for "Come Back, Little Sheba"

1949

Attracted attention in the film, "Mighty Joe Young"

1948

First film with the name "Terry Moore", "Return to October"

1947

Billed as "Jan Ford" in the feature, "The Devil on Wheels"

1941

Worked as "Judy Ford" in films including "My Gal Sal" (1942), "Gaslight" (1944) and "Son of Lassie" (1945)

1940

Made feature film debut in "Maryland"; was also in "The Howards of Virginia" that year; at the time known under her original name, Helen Koford

Performed onstage in plays including "Forty Carats", "South Pacific" and "Romantic Comedy"

Was employed as a photographer's model as a child; also performed on the radio

Starred as Connie Garrett on the TV drama series, "Empire" (first aired on NBC, later ABC)

Worked as a child actress with the Pasadena Playhouse

Formed Second Chance Productions

Made other comebacks in films in the late 1970s ("Death Dimension" 1978) and mid-1980s ("Hellhole" 1984)

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