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HOWARD HUGHES

Terry Moore
Tycoon and movie producer Hughes secretly maintained
Moore in Beverly Hills luxury, secretly wed her. Hughes estate
posthumously awarded Moore an undistclosed sum in 1984.
She wrote a best-seller called
"The Beauty & the Billionaire"
8" x 10" Photo Signed in Ink  #1

8" x 10" Photo Signed in Ink  #2

Click on links below to see other stars involved with Howard Hughes.

Biography for
Terry Moore

Mini biography
Born Helen Koford, the L.A. native worked as a model before she made her film debut at 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 Oscar 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.
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Spouse
'Stuart Cramer' (28 June 1959 - ?)
Howard Hughes (I) (1949 - 1976) (his death)
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Personal quotes

"I hate silicone, because now everyone can have what I have."

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Actress. (b. Jan. 7, 1929, Los Angeles, as Helen Koford.) By the time she got her first "adult" role, as the young woman whose simian sidekick wasMighty Joe Young (1949), the pretty, petite Moore was already a well-seasoned screen player, having been in films since 1940, variously billed as Helen Koford, Judy Ford, and Jan Ford. The former child model played fresh-faced ingenues inThe Return of October (1948),The Great Rupert (1950), andThe Barefoot Mailman (1951) before being Oscar-nominated for her supporting role inCome Back, Little Sheba (1952). Prone to overacting and overexuberance, Moore never again delivered as winning a performance, although she worked in some reasonably good movies:Man on a Tightrope, Beneath the 12 Mile Reef, King of the Khyber Rifles (all 1953),Shack Out on 101, Daddy Long Legs (both 1955),Between Heaven and Hell (1956), and Peyton Place (1957), among others. Once linked to Howard Hughes, she later claimed to have secretly married the billionaire, a claim honored in 1984 by the Hughes estate, which paid her an undisclosed settlement.

She acted less frequently on-screen in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing inPlatinum High School (1960),Black Spurs, Town Tamer (both 1965),Waco (1966),A Man Called Dagger (1968),Daredevil (1972), andDeath Dimension (1977). Her mid-1980s "comeback"-kicked off by a 1984 "Playboy" pictorial-amounted to little, netting her supporting roles in cheap comedies and actioners such asHellhole (1985),W.A.R (1986),Beverly Hills Brats (1989, which she cowrote and coproduced), andFather's Day (1989).
 

Biography for
Howard Hughes


Nickname
The World's Greatest Womanizer
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Mini biography
Millionaire businessman, film producer, film director, and aviator, born in Houston, TX. He studied at the California Institute of Technology, inheriting his father's machine tool company in 1923. In 1926 he ventured into films, producing Hell's Angels (1930), Scarface (1932), and The Outlaw (1941). He also founded his own aircraft company, designing, building, and flying aircraft, and broke several world air speed records (1935--8). His most famous aircraft, the "Spruce Goose" (nickname), was an oversized wooden sea-plane designed to carry 750 passengers, which was completed in 1947, but flew only once over a distance of one mile. Throughout his life he shunned publicity, eventually becoming a recluse while still controlling his vast business interests from sealed-off hotel suites, and giving rise to endless rumour and speculation. In 1971 an "authorized' biography was announced, but the authors were imprisoned for fraud, and the mystery surrounding him continued until his death.
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Spouse
Jean Peters (12 January 1957 - 15 June 1971) (divorced)
Terry Moore (I) (? - ?)
Jean Peters (13 May 1957 - 1971) (divorced)
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Trivia

Ice Station Zebra (1968) is reported to have been his favorite movie.

Before his death, Howard Hughes lived as a recluse, and Albert R. Broccoli (the producer of the James Bond franchise) used Hughes' reclusiveness from the public as a model for the character Willard Whyte in Diamonds are Forever (1971). Hughes was a fan of the James Bond films, and he kept a 16mm print of the film as a part of his private collection.
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Personal quotes

"Every man has his price, or a guy like me couldn't exist."

Howard Hughes (I)

Birth name
Howard Robard Hughes
Date of birth (location)
24 December 1905,
Houston, Texas, USA
Date of death (details)
5 April 1976,
Houston, Texas, USA
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Filmography as: Producer, Miscellaneous crew, Director
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Producer - filmography
(1950s) (1940s) (1930s) (1920s)

Jet Pilot (1957)
Conqueror, The (1956) (uncredited)
... aka Conqueror of the Desert (1956)
Underwater! (1955) (executive)
... aka Big Rainbow, The (1955) (USA)
Son of Sinbad (1955) (executive)
... aka Nights in a Harem (1955)
French Line, The (1954) (executive)
Louisiana Territory (1953)
Second Chance (1953) (uncredited)
Las Vegas Story, The (1952)
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)
Whip Hand, The (1951) (executive)
Vendetta (1950/I)

Sin of Harold Diddlebock, The (1947) (uncredited)
... aka Mad Wednesday (1950) (USA: reissue title)
Outlaw, The (1943)

Scarface (1932)
... aka Scarface, the Shame of the Nation (1932)
... aka Shame of a Nation, The (1932)
Sky Devils (1932)
Cock of the Air (1932)
Front Page, The (1931) (uncredited)
Hell's Angels (1930) (uncredited)

Mating Call, The (1928)
Two Arabian Knights (1927)
Swell Hogan (1926)
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Filmography as: Producer, Miscellaneous crew, Director
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Miscellaneous crew - filmography
(1950s) (1930s) (1920s)

Son of Sinbad (1955) (presenter)
... aka Nights in a Harem (1955)

Scarface (1932) (direction supervisor) (uncredited)
... aka Scarface, the Shame of the Nation (1932)
... aka Shame of a Nation, The (1932)
Front Page, The (1931) (presenter)
Hell's Angels (1930) (presenter)

Racket, The (1928) (presenter)
Mating Call, The (1928) (presenter)
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Filmography as: Producer, Miscellaneous crew, Director
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Director - filmography
(1950s) (1940s) (1930s)

Vendetta (1950/I) (uncredited)

Outlaw, The (1943)

Hell's Angels (1930)
 

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