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Also Known As: Kathleen Morrison Died: January 25, 1988
Born: August 19, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Port Huron, Michigan, USA Profession: actor

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Silent screen star Colleen Moore became recognized as one of the premier movie flappers of the day, thanks to her Dutch bob hairstyle, daringly short skirts and vibrant performance in "Flaming Youth" (1923). However, because all of her films were shot in black and white, moviegoers were not entirely aware of the elfin actress' most distinctive feature: she possessed one blue eye and one brown eye. Moore began her career in a diverse array of pictures for several short-lived companies before attaining notoriety at First National Films, which produced her biggest hits. At the height of her fame, Moore was one of the highest paid performers in Hollywood, but unlike later flapper icons Clara Bow and Louise Brooks, she was the "safe" one who briefly flirted with danger, but ultimately came back home. Moore stopped making movies before she had even reached middle-age and later generations probably remembered her more for the incredibly elaborate dollhouse she had commissioned during the late 1920s, which went on to tour the United States, delighting children and collectors. Although she retired from the screen over 50 years before she died, Moore earned herself a place in cinematic and cultural lore for...

Silent screen star Colleen Moore became recognized as one of the premier movie flappers of the day, thanks to her Dutch bob hairstyle, daringly short skirts and vibrant performance in "Flaming Youth" (1923). However, because all of her films were shot in black and white, moviegoers were not entirely aware of the elfin actress' most distinctive feature: she possessed one blue eye and one brown eye. Moore began her career in a diverse array of pictures for several short-lived companies before attaining notoriety at First National Films, which produced her biggest hits. At the height of her fame, Moore was one of the highest paid performers in Hollywood, but unlike later flapper icons Clara Bow and Louise Brooks, she was the "safe" one who briefly flirted with danger, but ultimately came back home. Moore stopped making movies before she had even reached middle-age and later generations probably remembered her more for the incredibly elaborate dollhouse she had commissioned during the late 1920s, which went on to tour the United States, delighting children and collectors. Although she retired from the screen over 50 years before she died, Moore earned herself a place in cinematic and cultural lore for her flapper image, which was a potent symbol of the Roaring Twenties and what that new era of societal change represented for the women of America.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Rudy (1993) Pretty Girl
2.
 75 Years of Cinema Museum (1972) Herself
3.
 The Scarlet Letter (1934) Hester Prynne
4.
 Social Register (1934) Patsy Shaw
5.
 Success at Any Price (1934) Sarah [Griswold]
6.
 The Power and the Glory (1933) Sally [Garner]
7.
 Why Be Good? (1929) Pert
8.
 Smiling Irish Eyes (1929) Kathleen O'Connor
9.
 Synthetic Sin (1929) Betty
10.
 Footlights and Fools (1929) Fifi D'Auray
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Education

Detroit Conservatory of Music: Detroit , Michigan -

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husband:
Albert P Scott. Stockbroker.
husband:
Homer Hargrave. Stockbroker.
husband:
John McCormick. Production chief of First National.
husband:
Paul Maginot. Builder.
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uncle:
Walter Howey. Newspaper editor. Arranged contract for Moore from D W Griffith.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Silent Star" Doubleday
"How Women Can Make Money in the Stock Market"
"Colleen Moore's Doll House"

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