|Colleen Moore Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||August 19, 1899|
|Date of Death||January 25, 1988|
Colleen Moore was an American film actor whose career started during the silent film era and she went on to become one of the highest-paid stars of the era. Her filmography includes The Scarlet Letter, Lilac Time, Success at Any Price, The Little American, Little Orphant Annie, A Roman Scandal, When Dawn Came, His Nibs, Common Property, The Lotus Eater, Why Be Good?, The Wall Flower, The Ninety and Nine, Look Your Best, Broken Hearts of Broadway, Painted People, The Perfect Flapper, So Big, It Must Be Love, Orchids and Ermine, Happiness Ahead, Synthetic Sin, Smiling Irish Eyes, and The Power and the Glory. Apart from acting, Moore’s other passion was dolls and she helped design and curate The Colleen Moore Dollhouse which has been a featured exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago since the early 1950s.
She was born on August 19, 1899.
On January 25, 1988, she died from cancer at 88 in Paso Robles, California, United States.
Port Huron, Michigan, United States
- Father – Charles R. Morrison
- Mother – Agnes Kelly Morrison
- Siblings – Cleve Moore (Younger Brother) (Actor)
- Others – Mary Kelly (often spelled Kelley) (Grandmother), Elizabeth “Lib” (changed her name to “Liberty”) (Aunt), Walter Howey (Uncle) (Newspaper Editor), William Randolph Howey (Cousin)
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Colleen Moore had dated –
- King Vidor – She was once romantically involved with filmmaker King Vidor and they together formed a television production company in the 1960s.
- Mervyn LeRoy
- John McCormick (1923-1930) – Colleen Moore got married to producer John McCormick (associated with the Hollywood studio First National Pictures) in 1923 and they divorced in 1930. It is believed that the 1932 film What Price Hollywood? is based on their relationship.
- Albert P. Scott (1932-1934) – She married Albert Parker Scott, a prominent New York-based stockbroker, in 1932 and they used to live in a lavish home at 345 St. Pierre Road in Bel Air. However, the marriage ended in divorce in 1934.
- Homer P. Hargrave (1937-1964) – Colleen married widower Homer P. Hargrave in 1937 and raised as well as adopted his children – a son named Homer Hargrave, Jr. and a daughter named Judy Hargrave – from a previous marriage. Homer and Colleen Moore remained together until his death in 1964.
- Paul Magenot (1983-1988) – Moore married her 4th husband, builder Paul Magenot, in 1983 and they remained together until her death in 1988.
Race / Ethnicity
She had one blue eye and one brown due to heterochromia.
- Unique eye color
- Bobbed haircut
Colleen Moore Favorite Things
- Name Of Her Favorite Childhood Doll – Laurita
Source – IMDb
Colleen Moore Facts
- In 1923, she co-starred as Patricia Frentiss in the silent drama film Flaming Youth. Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in his retrospective essay Echoes of the Jazz Age credited Flaming Youth as the only film that captured the s*xual revolution of the Jazz Age. He also wrote: “I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we are to have caused all that trouble.”
- In the late 1960s, Colleen Moore published 2 books – How Women Can Make Money in the Stock Market (1969) and her autobiography titled Silent Star: Colleen Moore Talks About Her Hollywood (1968).
- She maintained her wealth through calculated investments.
- She was a Republican.
- Colleen Moore was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1551 Vine Street for her contribution to the motion picture industry.
Featured Image by Henry Freulich / Picture-Play Magazine / archive.org / Public Domain