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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 January 1929Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameHelen Luella Koford
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born Helen Luella Koford on January 7, 1929, the Los Angeles, California, native worked as a model before she made her film debut at age 11 in 20th Century-Fox's Maryland (1940). Throughout the 1940s she worked under a variety of names (her own, Judy Ford and January Ford) before settling on Terry Moore in 1948. Placed under contract by Columbia Pictures, Moore was loaned out to RKO for one of her most famous films, Mighty Joe Young (1949). In 1953 she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Paramount's Come Back, Little Sheba (1952). In the 1970s she was in the news more than she was in films, asserting that she was the secret wife of the late billionaire Howard Hughes. She has starred in 77 feature films and listed among her leading men are such Hollywood legends including Burt Lancaster, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, Glenn Ford, Mickey Rooney and Robert Wagner. Since she was a pilot herself, Terry played a major role in preparing Leonardo DiCaprio for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Weaver <TomWeavr@aol.com> (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (6)

Jerry Rivers (27 December 1992 - 14 July 2001) (his death)
Richard Carey (1979 - 1980) (divorced)
Stuart Warren Cramer III (28 June 1959 - 28 November 1970) (divorced) (2 children)
Eugene McGrath (1 January 1956 - 1 April 1959) (divorced)
Glenn Davis (9 February 1951 - 1 April 1952) (divorced)
Howard Hughes (October 1949 - 5 April 1976) (his death)

Trade Mark (4)

Accordion skirts and off-the-shoulder sweaters
Sparkling blue eyes
Voluptuous figure
Deep sultry voice

Trivia (13)

After Howard Hughes died, she claimed that the pair had secretly married on a yacht in international waters off the coast of Mexico in 1949 and never divorced. Despite the fact that Moore married two other men while she was still "married" to Hughes, his estate paid her an undisclosed settlement in 1984.
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Monsters, Mutants and Heavenly Creatures" (Midnight Marquee Press, 1996).
Grandmother of actress/reporter/host Alexandra Cramer.
Close friends with Jane Russell, Lee Phillip Bell and Anne Jeffreys.
At age 81, she still takes acting classes twice a week.
Currently living in her Ocean View Condo in Santa Monica, California.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7076 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 1, 1994.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 32, a son Grant Lamar Cramer (aka Grant Cramer) on November 10, 1961. Child's father is her now ex-4th husband, Stuart Warren Cramer III.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a son Stuart Warren Cramer IV on July 28, 1960. Child's father is her now ex-4th husband, Stuart Warren Cramer III.
Williamsburg, Virginia: Attended the Williamsburg Film Festival. [March 2012]
Attended an event at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre marking the 50th anniversary of the untimely passing of actor Tyrone Power. Four of his films were screened: Love Is News (1937), The Mark of Zorro (1940), The Razor's Edge (1946) and Nightmare Alley (1947). Also in attendance were his children, Tyrone Power Jr., Taryn Power and Romina Power, and other actors who worked with him, including Coleen Gray, Piper Laurie and Jayne Meadows. [November 2008]
Attended the New Jersey Comic Expo in Teaneck, New Jersey, along with Batman (1966) guest stars Lee Meriwether, Susan Silo, Deanna Lund and Donna Loren. [November 2011]
According to Sheilah Graham's reporting, Moore wore a blue Jean Louis suit and custom-made blue stockings for her wedding to Glenn Davis in 1951.

Personal Quotes (1)

I hate silicone, because now everyone can have what I have.

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