Terry Moore (actress)
Terry Moore in Peyton Place (1957)
|Born||Helen Luella Koford
January 7, 1929
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Glenn Davis (1951-52)
Eugene McGarth (1956-58)
Stuart Cramer (1959-72)
Richard Carey (1979-1980) (divorced)
Jerry Rivers (1992-2001; his death)
|Partner(s)||Howard Hughes (1949-1976) (disputed)|
|Children||Stuart Warren Cramer IV (b. 1960)
Helen Luella Koford (born January 7, 1929), better known as Terry Moore, is an American film and television actress.
Born January 7, 1929, in Glendale, California, as Helen Luella Koford, Moore grew up in a Mormon family in Los Angeles, California. She worked as a child model before making her film debut in Maryland in 1940. Moore was billed as Judy Ford, Jan Ford, and January Ford before taking Terry Moore as her name in 1948.
Moore worked in radio in the 1940s, most memorably as Bumps Smith on The Smiths of Hollywood. She has starred in several box office hits, including Mighty Joe Young (1949), Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress), and Peyton Place (1957). She appeared on the cover of Life magazine for July 6, 1953, as "Hollywood's sexy tomboy". Moore's photo was used on the cover of the second issue of the My Diary romance comic book (cover dated March 1950).
During the 1950s, Moore worked steadily in films like The Great Rupert (1950), Two of a Kind (1951), Man on a Tightrope (1953), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Between Heaven and Hell (1956), Bernardine (1957), A Private's Affair (1959), and Why Must I Die? (1960).
By the 1960s, Moore's film career had faltered. She had began to appear less frequently in films. However, she did make films like Platinum High School (1960), She Should Have Stayed in Bed (1963), Black Spurs (1965), Waco (1966), and A Man Called Dagger (1967). Lacking film roles, Moore appeared on television. In 1962, she appeared as a rancher's daughter in the NBC Western Empire. She also appeared on the NBC interview program Here's Hollywood.
After the 1960s, Moore semi retired from acting, only completing two films in the 1970s; though by the 1980s her career had resumed with minor roles in low-budgeted B-movies. Moore has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
In the 1940s, Moore lived with Howard Hughes. After Hughes died in 1976, Moore claimed that they secretly married in 1949. Moore stated that the ship's log and any documentation of the marriage was destroyed and the couple never officially divorced. Despite this claim, Moore married three other men after 1949, including an eleven-year marriage to Stuart Cramer with whom she has two children. Moore failed to provide any evidence of a marriage, but the Hughes's estate paid her a settlement in 1984.
Moore wrote two books about Hughes:
- Terry Moore - The Beauty and the Billionaire, New York (1984).
- Terry Moore and Jerry Rivers - The Passions of Howard Hughes. General Publishing Group (1996), an abridged audio book version narrated by Moore. She claims that Hughes was denied medical treatment by people conspiring to take over his estate.
Moore's first marriage, in 1951 to American football player and Heisman Trophy winner Glenn Davis, lasted one year. A subsequent marriage to Eugene McGarth, in 1956, lasted three years. One year after this marriage ended, Moore married Stuart Cramer after his divorce from Jean Peters; one of the two children from this 13-year marriage is actor Grant Cramer. Following the dissolution of this marriage in 1972, Moore did not remarry for 20 years. Her 1992 marriage to Jerry Rivers lasted until his death in 2001.
|1940||The Howards of Virginia||Neighbor Girl||Uncredited|
|1942||A-Haunting We Will Go||Dante's Young Admirer||Uncredited|
|1943||True to Life||Little Girl||Uncredited|
|1944||Gaslight||Paula Alquist - Age 14||Uncredited|
|1945||Son of Lassie||Thea||Credited as Helen Koford|
|1946||Shadowed||Virginia 'Ginny' Johnson||Credited as Helen Koford|
|1947||The Devil on Wheels||Rusty Davis||Credited as Jan Ford|
|1948||The Return of October||Terry Ramsey|
|1949||Mighty Joe Young||Jill Young|
|1950||The Great Rupert||Rosalinda Amendola|
|1951||The Barefoot Mailman||Adie Titus|
|Sunny Side of the Street||Betty Holloway|
|1952||Come Back, Little Sheba||Marie Buckholder||Nominated: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1953||Beneath the 12-Mile Reef||Gwyneth Rhys|
|King of the Khyber Rifles||Susan|
|1955||The United States Steel Hour||Caroline Schwendinger||Episode: "Scandal at Peppernut"|
|1956||The 20th Century Fox Hour||Ann Winslow||Episode: "The Moneymaker"|
|1957||Peyton Place||Betty Anderson|
|1958||Studio One||Annabelle||Episode: "The Man Who Asked for a Funeral"|
|1959||Rawhide||Dallas||Episode: "Incident Of The Tumbleweed" (Season 1 Episode 1 9 January 1959)|
|A Private's Affair||Louise Wright|
|1960||Platinum High School||Jennifer Evans||Alternative title: Trouble at Sixteen|
|1961||The Rebel||Janice||Episode: "The Executioner"|
|1962 to 1963||Empire||Connie Garrett||20 episodes|
|1963||Burke's Law||Sarah Kingston||Episode: "Who Killed Eleanora Davis?"|
|1966||My Three Sons||Eleanor||Episode: "Steve and the Huntress"|
|1968||A Man Called Dagger||Harper Davis|
|1970||Bonanza||Lydia Yates||Episode: "Gideon the Good"|
|1976||Smash-Up on Interstate 5||Trudy||Television movie|
|1978||Death Dimension||Madam Maria|
|1983||Matt Houston||Emily Armor||Episode: "A Novel Way to Die"|
|1985||Hell Hole||Sidnee Hammond|
|1988||Wiseguy||Dr. Leitner||Episode: "Phantom Pain"
|1991||Marilyn and Me||Woman at Hyde's Funeral||Television movie|
|1998||Mighty Joe Young||Elegant Woman at Party|
|2006||Kill Your Darlings||Ella Toscana|
|2007||The Desert Rose||Jamie Shaw|
|2010||Dewitt & Maria||Terry|
|2012||Margarine Wars||Miriam Cuningham|
|2014||Mansion of Blood||Natalie|
- Brevoort, Tom; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1950s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 51. ISBN 978-0756641238.
- My Diary #2 (March 1950) at the Grand Comics Database
- Hack, Richard (2007). Hughes: the private diaries, memos and letters : the definitive biography of the first American billionaire. Phoenix Books, Inc. pp. 187–200. ISBN 978-1-59777-549-6. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
- Parish, James Robert (2006). The Hollywood Book of Breakups (1 ed.). Wiley. p. 201. ISBN 0-471-75268-1.
- McCarthy, Todd (2000). Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood. Grove Press. p. 659. ISBN 978-0-8021-3740-1.
- Moore, Terry (1984). The Beauty and the Billionaire. Pocket Books. p. 342. ISBN 0-671-50080-5.
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