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Terry Moore

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, Moore was loaned out to RKO for one of her most famous films, RKO's Mighty Joe Young (1949); 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 motion pictures, 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 Hollywood's leading 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).

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Jan 7, 1929 In Los Angeles - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Maryland 1940-07-19
Latest Project:
Movie Aimy in a Cage 2016-01-08
Known For
Poster of Why Must I Die
Poster of Bernardine
Poster of Portrait of Alison
Poster of Daddy Long Legs
Movie Aimy in a Cage Grandma Micry 2016-01-08
Movie Mansion of Blood Natalie 2015-07-15
Series True Detective Lilly Hill 2014-01-12
Movie Comic Book Literacy Himself 2009-11-01
Movie The Still Life Mrs. Stratford 2007-08-07
Movie Kill Your Darlings Ella Toscana 2006-04-12
Movie Buzz 2005-04-05
Movie Rita 2003-09-09
Movie Stageghost Olive 2000-01-01
Movie Second Chances Dallas Judd 1998-01-01
Movie Marilyn and Me Woman at Hyde's Funeral 1991-09-22
Movie Beverly Hills Brats Veronica 1989-10-06
Movie W.A.R.: Women Against Rape Mrs. McCormack 1987-01-01
Series Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Movie Hellhole Sidnee Hammond 1985-03-15
Series Knight Rider Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie Death Dimension Madam Maria 1978-07-01
Movie Smash-Up on Interstate 5 Trudy 1976-02-02
Movie The Daredevil Julie Thompson 1972-01-01
Movie The Weird World of Weird 1970-01-01
Movie A Man Called Dagger Harper Davis 1968-05-22
Movie Waco Dolly 1966-09-01
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Movie Town Tamer Susan Tavenner 1965-07-07
Movie Black Spurs Anna Elkins 1965-05-28
Movie City of Fear Suzan 1965-08-01
Movie She Should Have Stayed in Bed The Model 1963-09-19
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Empire Connie Garrett 1962-09-25
Movie Platinum High School Jennifer Evans 1960-05-13
Movie Why Must I Die Lois King 1960-06-01
Series My Three Sons Unknown 1960-09-29
Movie A Private's Affair Louise Wright 1959-08-14
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie Cast a Long Shadow Janet Calvert 1959-08-24
Series The Rebel Unknown 1959-10-04
Movie Bernardine Jean Cantrick 1957-07-24
Movie Peyton Place Betty Anderson 1957-12-13
Movie Between Heaven and Hell Jenny Gifford 1956-10-11
Movie Daddy Long Legs Linda Pendleton 1955-05-05
Movie Shack Out on 101 Kotty 1955-12-04
Movie Portrait of Alison Alison Ford 1955-11-29
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Man on a Tightrope Tereza Cernik 1953-04-01
Movie King of the Khyber Rifles Susan Maitland 1953-12-23
Movie Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Gwyneth Rhys 1953-12-02
Movie Come Back, Little Sheba Marie Buckholder 1952-12-24
Movie Two of a Kind Kathy McIntyre 1951-07-01
Movie Sunny Side of the Street Betty Holloway 1951-09-01
Movie The Barefoot Mailman Adie Titus 1951-12-03
Movie He's a Cockeyed Wonder Judy Sears 1950-02-12
Movie The Great Rupert Rosalinda Amendola 1950-03-01
Movie Gambling House Lynn Warren 1950-12-27
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Mighty Joe Young Jill Young 1949-07-27
Movie Summer Holiday Hatcheck Girl (uncredited) 1948-04-15
Movie The Return of October Terry Ramsey 1948-10-26
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie The Devil On Wheels Rusty Davis (as Jan Ford) 1947-02-15
Movie Shadowed Virginia 'Ginny' Johnson (as Helen Koford) 1946-09-26
Movie Son of Lassie Thea (as Helen Koford) 1945-04-20
Movie Since You Went Away Refugee Child on Train (uncredited) 1944-07-20
Movie Gaslight Paula Alquist, Age 14 (uncredited) 1944-05-04
Movie True to Life Little Girl 1943-12-24
Movie My Gal Sal Carrie Dreiser (uncredited) 1942-04-30
Movie A-Haunting We Will Go Dante's Young Admirer (uncredited) 1942-08-07
Movie Maryland 1940-07-19
Movie The Howards of Virginia Neighbor Girl (uncredited) 1940-09-19