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Overview (4)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA  (emphysema)
Birth NameThomas Garrison Morfit
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Garry Moore was born on January 31, 1915 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Thomas Garrison Morfit. He was an actor, known for I've Got a Secret (1952), The Garry Moore Show (1958) and The Match Game (1962). He was married to Mary Elizabeth Knoernschild deChant and Eleanor Borum Little. He died on November 28, 1993 in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA.

Spouse (2)

Mary Elizabeth Knoernschild deChant (16 January 1975 - 28 November 1993) (his death)
Eleanor Borum Little (5 June 1939 - 10 August 1974) (her death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Crewcut and bow tie

Trivia (8)

Left To Tell the Truth (1969) shortly before Christmas 1976 to undergo surgery; Bill Cullen, and later Joe Garagiola, took over as substitute hosts for the remainder of the syndicated show's 1976-77 season. Moore returned for one final show, taped June 26, 1977 (and promoted as the season premiere of "Truth's" 1977-78 season), where he announced his retirement and handed the hosting duties over to Garagiola.
His final TV appearance was on The Second Annual TV Hall Of Fame Awards in 1984. He was there to honor his most famous protege, Carol Burnett.
He was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1718 Vine St. and for Television at 1680 Vine St.
He attended and graduated from the prestigious McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD, and boarded there for extended periods.
His father Mason Morfit was an attorney. His mother's name was Louise.
Gary was the nickname taken from his middle name of Garrison.
His family resided at 1335 Bolton Street in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore during the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s.
In a 1962 episode of "To Tell the Truth", he asked Neil Armstrong's mother how she would feel if her son ended up becoming the first man to walk on the Moon.

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