TERRY MOORE IS 88

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Congratulations to TERRY MOORE who was 88 on 7th.January,2017.

Discovering “Shack Out on 101 last year got  me looking at the films  of Terry Moore whose career included an Oscar nomination for Come Back Little Sheba (1952) . She co-starred with Jimmy Durante, Victor Mature, Robert Cummings, Mickey Rooney, Audie Murphy, Tyrone Power and Fredric March.

 

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CAST A LONG SHADOW with Audie Murphy.

 

With Tyrone Power. KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES

With Tyrone Power. KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES

 

With Victor Mature. GAMBLING HOUSE

With Victor Mature. GAMBLING HOUSE

 

With Ben Johnson and Robert Armstrong.MIGHTY JOE YOUNG

 

Terry was in a movie that I have never heard of – MAN ON A TIGHTROPE (1953) which has a great cast – Fredric March (Terry plays his daughter), Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell, Adolphe Menjou. Fortunately the film is available on dvd and I look forward to seeing it. Has anyone seen it?

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And Terry danced with Fred Astaire.

With Fred Astaire. DADDY LONG LEGS

. DADDY LONG LEGS

 

Terry appeared in many TV shows and had a recurring role in EMPIRE (1962-64).

With Ryan O'Neal, EMPIRE

With Ryan O’Neal, Denver Pyle .EMPIRE

 

With Eric Fleming. RAWHIDE

With Eric Fleming. RAWHIDE

 

As recently as 2014,Terry was in the final episode of TRUE DETECTIVE, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson .

with Woody Harrelson, Mathey

 

Terry also attended a tribute to Audie Murphy in Greenville,Texas in 2015.

She was interviewed by Eddie Mueller in 2014 after a screening of Shack Out On 101 – she was great friends with Lee Marvin. When asked about her longevity, Terry said ,  no smoking or drinking, yoga twice a week, and she walks 10 to 15 miles at weekends!

With Dana Andrews. TOWN TAMER

With Dana Andrews. TOWN TAMER

 

With Glenn Ford. A DATE WITH DESTINY (1948)

With Glenn Ford. A DATE WITH DESTINY (1948)

 

The controversy over Terry’s  relationship with Howard Hughes continues. In a You Tube interview, Terry said they were married on a ship and there was ‘a log of their marriage’. She added that she, not Jean Peters, was the legal Mrs. Hughes. She also agreed that she was a bigamist ( as she had two subsequent marriages!)

She wanted the marriage kept secret because of her career. Terry met Hughes when she was 18 and she called it quits after 8 years. She and Jane Russell worked with Leonardo de Caprio on THE AVIATOR, in which De Caprio played Howard Hughes.

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Terry’s book about Howard Hughes

The Hughes estate paid an undisclosed sum to Terry in 1984.

 

with James Dean

with James Dean

 

At a premiere with Charlton Heston and Richard Widmark

At a premiere with Charlton Heston and Richard Widmark

 

With Richard Jaekel. come Back Little Sheba

With Richard Jaekel. Come Back Little Sheba

 

With Robert Wagner.BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF.

With Robert Wagner.BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF.

 

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With Frank Lovejoy.SHACK OUT ON 101

With Frank Lovejoy.SHACK OUT ON 101

 

With Lee Marvin. Shack Out on 101

With Lee Marvin. Shack Out on 101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 responses »

  1. I saw MAN ON A TIGHTROPE a coupke of years ago and my recollection is that it was very good.
    You can’t really go wrong with Fredric March and Adolphe Menjou being in it.

  2. This is lovely! Thank you for posting this, with so many beautiful pictures. Happy Birthday Terry Moore!!!

    I love her in the Christmas movie with Tom Drake and Jimmy Durante!

  3. I love her enthusiasm and she’s become quite the Hollywood Character and colorful raconteur in interviews. That she occasionally doesn’t let truth get in the way of a good story somehow becomes part of her charm in the telling it (and perhaps more slip-up than lie, anyway). She’s an awestruck fan of the Golden Age despite having been a star in it herself – and that’s appealing, as with it she conveys un-jaded love for people and her profession.

    The almost innocent delight in such enthusiasm reminds me of what was said of Constance Collier, and that she was also a great raconteur (raconteusse?). Indeed having read Coward’s affectionate words about her when she died, I’d not be surprised if she was at least one of the people on his mind when he wrote the hilarious “Marvellous Party”.

      • I think that movie perhaps more than any other, allowed her to express her passion for acting – and of course in real life also, she was Hepburn’s coach and friend right up until her death in ’55. A source of her great zeal was probably the fact she was diabetic from a young age, which in those days meant one was living on borrowed time and likely made her all the more grateful to have a successful career.

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