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|Also Known As:||Judy Ford,Jan Ford,Helen Koford,Helen Luella Koford,Judith Ford,Jan Ford,Helen Koford,Judy Ford||Died:|
|Born:||January 7, 1929||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor model|
Lively, full-figured lead of the post-WWII era, never a top star but one whose career, in retrospect, sums up much of 1950s attitudes about women, sexuality, and permissiveness. A photographer's child model, Moore entered films in 1940 in "Maryland" and played small parts in a variety of films under first her real name, and then as Judy Ford and Jan Ford. At 19 she played a girl convinced that her horse was the reincarnation of a dead uncle in the odd comedy "The Return of October" (1948). She attracted more attention the following year, however, in another strange, but decidedly better, film about a woman and her pet, "Mighty Joe Young" (1949). For many buffs, the most indelible image of Moore's career was of her born aloft by her bush-league King Kong, playing "Beautiful Dreamer" on a piano.
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