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Overview (2)

Born in Anamosa, Iowa, USA
Died in Venice, Florida, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Writer and editor who wrote the "Flash Gordon" strip for twenty years. He graduated second in his Dartmouth class with a bachelor's degree in English and then joined his retired parents in Miami, taking jobs with the Miami Herald and the Miami Beach Beacon. He later founded the Nassau News Bureau (which became the Bahama News Bureau) and simultaneously worked for both the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI) without letting the agencies know he was also on the staff of each other's rival.

He was an assistant editor for the pulp magazine Argosy in 1930; he was made full editor in late '30. In 1934, he became an assistant editor for Cosmopolitan magazine.

In 1934, King Features Syndicate approached him to create a strip to compete with the popular "Buck Rogers" science-fiction series. Moore accepted the job for $25 a week and created the new "Flash Gordon" strip, which was drawn by Alex Raymond. Simultaneously, he wrote "Jungle Jim".

Moving on to RKO Radio Pictures and Warner Brothers, he wrote fiction for Cosmopolitan magazine and was a story editor for MGM and Screen Gems television. His first television scripts were for "Captain Video and His Video Rangers".

He was married in approximately 1934 to Isabel Walsh (b. 1911); she became a short-story writer for Cosmopolitan. Their daughter was the novelist Pamela Moore. Don and Isabel divorced in 1946; Don had a second wife, Anne.

Don retired to Venice, Florida in 1969.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Louis Rugani

Spouse (2)

Isabel Walsh (1934 - 1946) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Anne (? - 7 April 1986) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (2)

One stepdaughter: Mrs. John Moffat.
He had a daughter, Pamela (born September 22, 1937), with his first wife, Isabel.

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