biographyBorn Helen Koford in Los Angeles on January 7, 1929, glamorous actress Terry Moore started her career as a child model and did radio work before entering films. By the age of ten, she signed with 20th Century-Fox and was often billed as Judy Ford or Helen Koford in small or supporting roles. One of Moore's first credited roles was in the 20th Century-Fox comedy A-Haunting We Will Go (1942; with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy). Her career continued through her teenage years, getting bigger roles in such films as the Columbia film noir thriller Shadowed (1946; with Lloyd Corrigan and Anita Louise) and PRC's juvenile deliquent drama The Devil on Wheels (1947; with Noreen Nash and Darryl Hickman). When she landed a starring role opposite Glenn Ford in the Columbia comedy The Return of October (1948; with Glenn Ford and James Gleason), she changed her name to Terry Moore.
Gilbert Roland) and King of the Khyber Rifles (1953; with Tyrone Power and Michael Rennie). Along with her film career, Moore began making appearances on dramatic anthology television series, such as Playhouse 90 and Climax!.
Following her supporting role in the big-budget potboiler Peyton Place (1957; with Lana Turner and Hope Lange), she parted ways with Fox and freelanced in such films as the western Cast a Long Shadow (1959; with Audie Murphy and James Best) and American International's crime drama Why Must I Die? (1960; with Debra Paget). Moore cooled her film career after her fourth marriage in 1959 and the birth of her son, actor Grant Cramer, in 1961. However, she worked frequently in television, doing guest spots on such programs as The Rebel and Burke's Law, and in 1962 Moore was cast as a regular on the NBC western Empire with Richard Egan.
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The Return of October (1948)
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
The Barefoot Mailman (1951)
From the Columbia romance The Barefoot Mailman. LEFT: With Mary Field. RIGHT: With Robert Cummings and Jerome Courtland
Two of a Kind (1951)
Gambling House (1951)
Sunny Side of the Street (1951)
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
With Robert Wagner and Peter Graves in the 20th Century-Fox underwater adventure Beneath the 12-Mile Reef
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
Cast a Long Shadow (1959)
From the Audie Murphy western Cast a Long Shadow, released by United Artists
Why Must I Die? (1960)
As nightclub singer Lois King in the film noir Why Must I Die?, released by American International Pictures
Platinum High School (1960)
A Man Called Dagger (1967)
terry moore todayWith the birth of her second child, Moore worked little in the 1970s, taking only an occasional role in films such as Al Adamson's cult classic Death Dimension (1978; with Jim Kelly and Aldo Ray). She renewed her career in the 1980s with roles on the television series Fantasy Island, Love Boat, and Wiseguy, as well as the films Hellhole (1985; with Ray Sharkey and Mary Woronov) and Beverly Hills Brats (1989; with Martin Sheen). On another front, Moore made headlines in the late 1970s with proof that she had married millionaire Howard Hughes in 1949 and that the couple had never divorced. Today, Moore on occasion accepts an acting job and is every bit the gorgeous and shapely star. Her next film, Mansion of Blood (2012; with Gary Busey), debuts in October 2012.
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Rawhide: The Complete First Season [DVD](1959) DVD
All 22 first-season episodes--including "Incident at the Tumbleweed Wagon," "Incident with an Executioner," "Incident of the Power and the Plow," "Incident of the Calico Gun," and "Incident in No Man's Land"--are featured in a seven-disc set. 19 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; bonus season two episode.
Knight Rider: Season Two [DVD](1983) DVD
All 21 episodes from the second season--including the two-part "Goliath," "Custom K.I.T.T.," "A Knight in Shining Armor," "Speed Demons," "Big Iron," and "K.I.T.T the Cat" (featuring Terry Moore)--are collected in a three-disc set. set. 19 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish.
The Devil On Wheels [DVD](1947) DVD
A teenager takes to the streets, racing hot rods and getting into trouble, after being "inspired" by his father's reckless driving habits. Darryl Hickman, Noreen Nash and Jan Ford (AKA Terry Moore) star in this rip-roaring youth-in-trouble epic. 67 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Greatest Classic Films Collection: Lassie [DVD] DVD
First, Laddie, the daring "Son of Lassie" (1945) helps master and RAF pilot Peter Lawford defeat the Nazis in Europe during World War II. Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, and Nigel Bruce also star in this exciting and bittersweet canine drama. The "Courage of Lassie" (1946) is on display in a heartfelt tale that finds the precocious collie nursed back to health by a young Elizabeth Taylor following a hunting accident, followed by a job working on a sheep ranch and a tour of duty in the Pacific during WW II. Frank Morgan, Tom Drake co-star. And, a kindly Scottish doctor tries to cure the famous collie of her fear of water, in "Hills of Home" (1948). When the doctor gets in trouble, Lassie attempts a risky aquatic rescue. Edmund Gwenn, Janet Leigh, Crisp, Drake star. Two-disc set also includes "Lassie Come Home." Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; bonus shorts "Fala" (1943), "Puttin' on the Dog" (1944), "Flirty Birdy" (1945), "Northwest Hounded Police" (1946), "Solid Serenade" (1946), "Fala at Hyde Park" (1946); theatrical trailers.
The Great Rupert (A Christmas Wish) [DVD](1950) DVD
Novel comic excursion from producer George Pal stars Jimmy Durante as the head of a showbiz family whose financial problems are solved when money begins mysteriously appearing in their New York brownstone. The source of their newfound funds? A wily little squirrel who's been pilfering from their miserly landlord/neighbor! Fun-filled family tale also stars Terry Moore, Tom Drake. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Bad Girls Of Film Noir, Vol. 1 [DVD] DVD
Sheila (Evelyn Keyes) was clever enough to smuggle diamonds into Manhattan from Cuba, but she's also "The Killer That Stalked New York" (1950) because she's carrying smallpox! Noir thriller co-stars Barry Kelley, Dorothy Malone. Two con artists plot to scam a couple by producing a double of their missing son, in "Two of a Kind" (1951). With Edmond O'Brien, Lizabeth Scott. Returning home to Pennsylvania from service in the Korean War, a doctor (Charlton Heston) falls under the spell of a lovely gal (Lizabeth Scott), but they're "Bad for Each Other" (1953). Co-stars Dianne Foster, Mildred Dunnock. Unless a "displaced person" from World War II can locate the soldier whose testimony can break down "The Glass Wall" (1953) keeping him from entering America, the man faces branding as a criminal fugitive. Vittorio Gassman, Gloria Grahame star. 5 1/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); theatrical trailers; featurette; bonus "All Star Theatre" episode.
Beneath The 12-Mile Reef [DVD](1953) DVD
It's "Romeo and Juliet" among the risk-taking sponge divers of the Florida coast, with Robert Wagner and Terry Moore as the young lovers who come from rival diving families. Thrilling underwater scenes, including a battle with an octopus, highlight this drama. Gilbert Roland, Richard Boone, Peter Graves also star. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital; scene access.
The Elia Kazan Collection [DVD] DVD
Some of director Elia Kazan's finest works are featured in this collector's set. His first feature, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945), is the story of a young girl growing up in the crowded tenements of New York. Peggy Ann Garner stars. Marlon Brando stars in "Viva Zapata!" (1952), about Emilio Zapata's rise from a small peasant village to Mexico's presidency. "Man on a Tightrope" (1953) stars Fredric March as the leader of a Czechoslovakian circus troupe whose business is threatened by communist rule. A Tennessee Valley Authority agent (Montgomery Clift) faces opposition while relocating residents in order to build a dam, in "Wild River" (1960). And "A Letter to Elia" (2010) is Martin Scorsese's documentary tribute to Kazan's legacy. Eighteen-disc set also includes "Boomerang!" (1947), "Gentleman's Agreement," "Pinky," "Panic in the Streets," "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951), "On the Waterfront," "East of Eden" (1955), "Baby Doll," "A Face in the Crowd," "Splendor in the Grass," and "America, America." Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish. Includes a collectible book.
Postmark For Danger [DVD](1955) DVD
Labyrinthine British thriller about the effort by detectives to quash a diamond-smuggling ring operating between the continent and England that is linked to a series of baffling murders. Based on a British television serial; stars Terry Moore, Robert Beatty, William Sylvester. AKA: "Portrait of Alison." 76 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Daddy Long Legs [DVD](1955) DVD
Lavish, dance-filled extravaganza starring Leslie Caron as a French orphan whose schooling is sponsored by an anonymous American millionaire, played by Fred Astaire. The millionaire's secretary persuades her boss to visit the girl, and romance soon blooms. Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter co-star; songs include "Something's Got to Give." 126 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 4.0, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailers; audio commentary; photo gallery; newsreel footage; collectible lobby cards.
Between Heaven And Hell [DVD](1956) DVD
Expert war drama stars Robert Wagner as a prejudiced Southern landowner who learns the error of his ways while fighting in the Pacific during World War II. Supporting cast includes Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen, Harvey Lembeck, Frank Gorshin and Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; theatrical trailer; interactive menus; scene access.
Peyton Place [DVD](1957) DVD
One of the all-time favorite Hollywood melodramas, based on Grace Metalious' best-selling novel, takes a steamy look at the romantic secrets lurking behind the closed doors of a seemingly staid and quiet New England town in the '40s. The all-star cast includes Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Russ Tamblyn, Diane Varsi, Hope Lange, Arthur Kennedy. 156 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; documentary; newsreel footage.
A Private's Affair [DVD](1959) DVD
Service comedy-musical follows the misadventures of a trio of young dogfaces (Sal Mineo, Gary Crosby, Barry Coe) whose a capella antics while on KP wind up getting them the chance to show their stuff on a nationally televised talent hour. Songs include "It's the Same Old Army," "36-24-36"; Barbara Eden, Jim Backus, Bob Denver, Terry Moore, Jessie Royce Landis co-star under Raoul Walsh's direction. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Cast A Long Shadow [DVD](1959) DVD
A hard-drinking, long-drifting cowpoke (Audie Murphy) finds his fate changing with the unexpected inheritance of a ranch from the father who had never acknowledged him. With the spread saddled by debt, can he manage the cattle drive needed to save it? Long-sought oater co-stars Terry Moore, John Dehner, James Best, Denver Pyle. 102 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Why Must I Die? [DVD](1960) DVD
A club singer (Terry Moore) is wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to die in the electric chair. As the "dead woman walking" approaches her hour of doomsday, the real killer (Debra Paget) develops a stricken conscience and has an urge to confess. Will justice be served or will an innocent woman fry? Gripping noir melodrama also stars Bert Freed, Lionel Ames. AKA: "13 Steps to Death." 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
She Should Have Stayed In Bed [DVD](1963) DVD
Truly unusual sexploitation item from Barry Mahon ("Cuban Rebel Girls"), in which a man chases a sexy girl around the halls of a high rise populated by nutty, naked women. As the fellow chases the gal around, the other women open their doors and appear naked while he comments to the audience on them. Wow! Mike Baron and Terry Moore star. AKA: "She Didn't Stay in Bed." Soundtrack: English.
The Daredevil [DVD](1972) DVD
George Montgomery's last starring role features the action icon as a stockcar racer in this cross between "Thunder Road" and "Smokey and the Bandit." After shouldering the blame for the death of a black driver during a racially charged race, Montgomery's life spins out of control. Reluctantly, he becomes a driver for a drug smuggler, which leads to car chases and a climactic finale in this drive-in exploitation gem. Terry Moore and Cyril Poitier (Sidney's brother) co-star. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Going Overboard [DVD](1989) DVD
Before he made a splash with "Saturday Night Live" and "Billy Madison," Adam Sandler starred in this zany comedy, playing a cruise ship waiter with aspirations of becoming the ship's comic. When the regular funnyman gets locked in the bathroom, Shecky gets his chance--at success and scoring with female passengers. Billy Zane, Burt Young co-star. AKA: "Babes Ahoy." 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailer.
Mighty Joe Young [DVD](1998) DVD
Disney's updating of the 1949 adventure classic stars Charlize Theron as a young woman whose best friend since both of them were orphaned is a 15-foot-tall gorilla named Joe. When poachers threaten the safety of their African jungle home, Theron agrees to a plan by scientist Bill Paxton to take Joe to a California nature preserve, but mishaps lead to the ape escaping onto the streets of L.A. David Paymer, Rade Sherbedgia also star. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; featurette; theatrical trailer.
Second Chances [DVD](1998) DVD
This moving true story tells of a little girl struggling to find normalcy in her life after a car crash injures her leg and kills her father. Damaged physically and emotionally by the experience, she withdraws from people around her until she shows interest in a crippled horse named Ginger. Kelsey Mulrooney, Stuart Whitman, Isabel Glasser and Tom Amandes star. 107 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
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Mansion of Blood (2012) with Gary Busey
Margarine Wars (2012) with Doris Roberts, Robert Loggia, Dee Wallace, and Grant Cramer
Dewitt & Maria (2010) with Jeremie Loncka
The Still Life (2007) with Jason Barry, Rachel Miner, Michael Callan, and Grant Cramer
Kill Your Darlings (2006) with Julie Benz, Lolita Davidovich, John Larroquette, and John Savage
Sweet Deadly Dreams (2002) with Quinn Redeker and Roscoe Lee Browne
Stage Ghost (2000) with Christopher Atkins and Edward Albert
Final Voyage (1999) with Dylan Walsh and Ice-T
Mighty Joe Young (1998) with Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Lawrence Pressman, and Linda Purl
Second Chances (1998) with Kelsey Mulrooney, Theodore Bikel, Charles Napier, Charles Shaughnessy, and Stuart Whitman
American Southern (1995)
Marilyn and Me (1991) with Susan Griffiths and Joel Grey
Jake Spanner, Private Eye (1989) with Robert Mitchum, Ernest Borgnine, Stella Stevens, James Mitchum, Dick Van Patten, Sheree North, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Edie Adams, Nita Talbot, and Edy Williams
American Boyfriends (1989)
Going Overboard (1989) with Burt Young, Adam Sandler, Peter Berg, Ricky Paull Goldin, and Billy Zane
Beverly Hills Brats (1989) with Burt Young, Martin Sheen, Peter Billingsley, Ramon Estevez, Grant Cramer, Ruby Keeler, George Kirby, Anna Lee, and Natalie Schafer
Father's Day (1988) with Grant Cramer
I Will Dance On Your Grave: Lethal Victims (1987) with Wally Berns, Jack Carter, Donna Denton, George 'Buck' Flower, Martin Landau, Frank Stallone, and Jerry Van Dyke
Hellhole (1985) with Ray Sharkey, Judy Landers, Marjoe Gortner, Richard Cox, Edy Williams, Mary Woronov, Robert Z'Dar, and Lynn Borden
Double Exposure (1983) with Michael Callan, Joanna Pettet, James Stacy, Pamela Hensley, Cleavon Little, Seymour Cassel, Misty Rowe, and Sally Kirkland
Death Dimension, aka The Kill Factor (1978) with Jim Kelly, Harold Sakata, George Lazenby, Aldo Ray, and Bob Minor
Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976) with Robert Conrad, Buddy Ebsen, Herb Edelman, David Groh, Harriet Nelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Sue Lyon, Vera Miles, Donna Mills, David Nelson, and George O'Hanlon
The Daredevil (1972) with George Montgomery
Quarantined (1970) with Gary Collins, John Dehner, Susan Howard, Gordon Pinsent, Sharon Farrell, Wally Cox, Sam Jaffe, Virginia Gregg, and Greg Mullavy
A Man Called Dagger (1967) with Paul Mantee, Jan Murray, Sue Ane Langdon, Richard Kiel, and Bruno VeSota
Waco (1966) with Howard Keel, Jane Russell, Brian Donlevy, Wendell Corey, John Smith, John Agar, Richard Arlen, Ben Cooper, and Jeff Richards
City of Fear (1965) with Marisa Mell and Paul Maxwell
Town Tamer (1965) with Dana Andrews, Lon Chaney Jr., Bruce Cabot, Lyle Bettger, Richard Arlen, Philip Carey, Sonny Tufts, Coleen Gray, DeForest Kelley, and Don 'Red' Barry
Black Spurs (1965) with Rory Calhoun, Linda Darnell, Scott Brady, Lon Chaney Jr., Bruce Cabot, Richard Arlen, Patricia Owens, James Best, Jerome Courtland, and DeForest Kelley
She Should Have Stayed in Bed (1963) with Davee Decker and Gigi Darlene
Why Must I Die? (1960) with Debra Paget, Bert Freed, Juli Reding, and Robert Shayne
Platinum High School (1960) with Mickey Rooney, Dan Duryea, Conway Twitty, Warren Berlinger, Yvette Mimieux, Jimmy Boyd, Richard Jaeckel, and Elisha Cook Jr.
Cast a Long Shadow (1959) with Audie Murphy, John Dehner, James Best, Denver Pyle, Ann Doran, and Stacy Harris
A Private's Affair (1959) with Sal Mineo, Barry Coe, Barbara Eden, Gary Crosby, Jim Backus, Jessie Royce Landis, and Bob Denver
Peyton Place (1957) with Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, Hope Lange, Diane Varsi, David Nelson, Barry Coe, and Lorne Greene
Bernardine (1957) with Pat Boone, Janet Gaynor, Dean Jagger, Dick Sargent, Ronnie Burns, and Natalie Schafer
Between Heaven and Hell (1956) with Robert Wagner, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen, Robert Keith, Brad Dexter, Mark Damon, Ken Clark, Harvey Lembeck, Skip Homeier, L.Q. Jones, and Tod Andrews
Shack Out on 101 (1955) with Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn, Lee Marvin, and Whit Bissell
Daddy Long Legs (1955) with Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, and Larry Keating
Postmark for Danger (1955) with William Sylvester
King of the Khyber Rifles (1953) with Tyrone Power, Michael Rennie, and Guy Rolfe
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) with Robert Wagner, Gilbert Roland, J. Carrol Naish, Richard Boone, Angela Clarke, and Peter Graves
Man on a Tightrope (1953) with Fredric March, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell, Adolphe Menjou, Alexander D'Arcy, Richard Boone, and John Dehner
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) with Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Richard Jaeckel, and Philip Ober
The Barefoot Mailman (1951) with Robert Cummings, Jerome Courtland, John Russell, Will Geer, Trevor Bardette, and Frank Ferguson
Sunny Side of the Street (1951) with Frankie Laine, Jerome Courtland, Lynn Bari, and Amanda Blake
Two of a Kind (1951) with Edmond O'Brien and Lizabeth Scott
Gambling House (1951) with Victor Mature, William Bendix, Cleo Moore, and Ann Doran
He's a Cockeyed Wonder (1950) with Mickey Rooney, William Demarest, and Mike Mazurki
The Great Rupert (1950) with Jimmy Durante, Tom Drake, Queenie Smith, Chick Chandler, and Jimmy Conlin
Mighty Joe Young (1949) with Ben Johnson and Robert Armstrong
The Return of October (1948) with Glenn Ford and James Gleason
The Devil on Wheels (1947) with Noreen Nash and Darryl Hickman
Shadowed (1946) with Lloyd Corrigan and Anita Louise
Son of Lassie (1945) with Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, and Nigel Bruce
Sweet and Low-Down (1944) with Benny Goodman, Linda Darnell, Lynn Bari, Jack Oakie, Allyn Joslyn, and Dickie Moore
Gaslight (1944) with Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty, and Angela Lansbury
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942) with Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sheila Ryan, Elisha Cook Jr., Willie Best, Frank Faylen, and Mantan Moreland
My Gal Sal (1942) with Rita Hayworth, Victor Mature, John Sutton, Carole Landis, James Gleason, and Phil Silvers
Maryland (1940) with Walter Brennan, Fay Bainter, Brenda Joyce, John Payne, Charlie Ruggles, Hattie McDaniel, Dickie Jones, Robert Lowery, and Mantan Moreland
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