Owen Moore

Owen Moore


Owen Moore
Film: North side of the 6700 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Dec. 12, 1886 in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland
Died June 9, 1939 of heart attack in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Owen Moore, Mary Pickford's first husband, was known as one of the great stars of silent films.

He was in his heyday as a screen idol at about the time when Wallace Reid, Rudolph Valentino and others were in the limelight.

When talkies came along, Moore found it difficult to obtain employment.

One of his last screen appearances was in Mae West's "She Done Him Wrong" in 1933.

Moore, who was born in Ireland, came to the United States with his family in 1898. He received his early education in Toledo, Ohio. Then he decided on a stage career and went to New York, where he played juvenile roles before becoming a cinema actor.

His career in motion pictures began with D.W. Griffith shorts in 1908.

Some of the pictures which he appeared in include "Cannonball Express," "What a Widow," "Go Straight," "Camille of the Barbary Coast," "Reported Missing," "Thundergate," "Modern Matrimony," "Side Street," "Stolen Love," "The Actress," "Tea for Three," "Money Talks," "Piccadilly Jim," "Crimson Gardenia," "A Coney Island Princess," and others.

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