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Thomas J. Moore

Also Known As: "Tom"
Birthplace: Fordstown Crossroads, Meath, Meath, Ireland
Death: Died in Santa Monica, CA, USA
Cause of death: "ill since last June"
Place of Burial: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Eleanor Merry
Ex-husband of Renée Adorée and Alice E. Brown
Father of Alice Mary Miller
Brother of Owen Moore; Matt Moore; Mary Moore and Joe Moore

Occupation: silent film actor, director
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About Tom Moore

Thomas J. Moore was an Irish-born American actor and director. He appeared in at least 186 motion pictures from 1908 to 1954. Frequently cast as the romantic lead, he starred in silent movies as well as in some of the first talkies.

Born in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland, Moore, along with his brothers, Owen, Matt, and Joe, emigrated to the United States. They all went on to successful movie careers.

Tom Moore appeared in his first silent motion picture in 1908. He also directed 17 motion pictures in 1914 and 1915, including the The Secret Room (1915).

In 1914, he married silent star Alice Joyce, with whom he had a daughter, Alice Moore (1916-1960), who acted in six films with her father from 1934 to 1937.

While in New York City on New Year's Eve, 1920, Moore met the young French actress Renée Adorée. A whirlwind romance ensued and six weeks after meeting, they were married on February 12, 1921, in his home in Beverly Hills. The marriage lasted only a few years. In 1931, Moore was married a third time to Eleanor Merry.

The Great Depression saw many studios close and much consolidation as the motion picture industry went through tough times. Moore retired from the screen in the mid 1930s. Ten years later, he returned to act in minor supporting roles.

He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1640 Vine Street.

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Tom Moore's Timeline

May 1, 1883
Meath, Meath, Ireland
November 23, 1915
Age 32
New York, New York, United States
February 12, 1955
Age 71
Santa Monica, CA, USA
February 14, 1955
Age 71
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States