Terry Moore

Terry Moore
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Terry Moore
Film: South side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard
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Born Helen Luella Koford on Jan. 7, 1929 in Glendale, Calif.

Terry Moore is a film, television and radio star. She was born Helen Luella Koford in Glendale on Jan. 7, 1929. Moore worked as a child model and made her film debut in "Maryland" (1940) at age 11.

Box office hits for Moore include "Mighty Joe Young" (1949), "Peyton Place” (1957) and “Come Back, Little Sheba” (1952), for which she was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress. She has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures.

In the 1960s, Moore moved to the small screen to star opposite Richard Egan and Ryan O’Neal in the NBC western drama "Empire."

Moore garnered more attention later in life for reasons unrelated to her motion picture and television career. Despite referring to herself as a “devout Mormon,” at age 55 Moore posed for the August 1984 cover of Playboy. In the 1970s, Moore also claimed that she had been married to the late billionaire Howard Hughes. Moore has contributed to two books about her life with Hughes: She wrote “The Beauty and the Billionaire” (1984) and co-authored “The Passions of Howard Hughes” (1996).

— Zohreen Adamjee for the Los Angeles Times

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1952 Best Supporting Actress Come Back, Little Sheba Nomination

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