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Also Known As: Clayt Moore, Jack Carlton Moore Died: December 28, 1999
Born: September 14, 1914 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, aerialist, car pitchman, model, stuntman

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Although best-known as TV's "The Lone Ranger", Clayton Moore also appeared in dozens of Westerns and serials in the 1940s and 50s. The dark, handsome Chicagoan worked as a model and circus aerialist before heading to Hollywood as a stuntman and extra in 1938. With the help of his girlfriend, actress Lupe Velez, he began getting roles in 1940. He made brief appearances in a handful of UA films ("Kit Carson" and "The Son of Monte Cristo", both 1940; "International Lady", 1941; "The Bachelor's Daughters", 1946), but spent most of the decade at minor studios like Monogram and Republic.

Although best-known as TV's "The Lone Ranger", Clayton Moore also appeared in dozens of Westerns and serials in the 1940s and 50s. The dark, handsome Chicagoan worked as a model and circus aerialist before heading to Hollywood as a stuntman and extra in 1938. With the help of his girlfriend, actress Lupe Velez, he began getting roles in 1940. He made brief appearances in a handful of UA films ("Kit Carson" and "The Son of Monte Cristo", both 1940; "International Lady", 1941; "The Bachelor's Daughters", 1946), but spent most of the decade at minor studios like Monogram and Republic.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Ghost Of Zorro (1959)
2.
 The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958) The Lone Ranger, also known as Bret Reagan
3.
 The Lone Ranger (1956) The Lone Ranger
4.
 Apache Ambush (1955) Cameron
5.
 The Black Dakotas (1954) Stone
6.
 Down Laredo Way (1953) Chip Wells
7.
 Bandits of Corsica (1953) Ricardo
8.
 Kansas Pacific (1953) Stone
9.
 Barbed Wire (1952) Bailey
10.
 Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory (1952) Buffalo Bill [Cody]
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Milestones close milestones

1938:
Began working in films as stuntman
1940:
Made acting debut in "Kit Carson"
1942:
Serial debut in "Perils of Nyoka"
1949:
Starred as The Lone Ranger on TV
1956:
First "Lone Ranger" feature
1979:
Legally forbidden from appearing as The Lone Ranger (won case in 1985)
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Notes

"I've been The Lone Ranger for 30 years, and I intend to be The Lone Ranger for the rest of my life; I've decided I'll stay The Lone Ranger until I'm called" --Clayton Moore, quoted in The New York Times, September 6, 1979.

"I try to lead a good, clean life; I don't smoke; I don't drink; it's not that I'm trying to be a goody-good, but I just don't want to" --Moore to The New York Times, September 6, 1979.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Sally Moore. Actress. Married in 1943; predeceased Moore.
wife:
Carlita Moore. Survived him; third wife.

Family close complete family listing

daughter:
Dawn Moore Gerrity.

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