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Matt Moore (actor)

Matt Moore (actor)
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Birth dateJanuary 8, 1888
Place of birthKells, County Meath, Ireland
Date of deathJanuary 21, 1960(age 72)
Death placeHollywood, California, USA

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Matthew Moore (January 8, 1888 January 21, 1960) was an Irish-born American actor and director. He appeared in at least 221 motion pictures from 1912 to 1958.

Born in Kells, Ireland, he and his brothers, Tom, Owen, and Joe (1895 1926), and a sister Mary Moore emigrated to the United States. They all went on to successful movie careers.

Once his brothers made a name for themselves, Moore made his debut in the role as the minister in the silent short Tangled Relations (1912) starring Florence Lawrence and Owen Moore.

Moore played the role as Hector MacDonald in the MGM crime/drama The Unholy Three (1925) co-starring Lon Chaney and Mae Busch, which was a huge hit that year. He played the role as Stanley "Stan" Wentworth in Coquette (1929) opposite Mary Pickford and Johnny Mack Brown. Coquette was the first talkie of Pickford, ex-wife of his brother Owen.

As time passed, Moore took smaller character roles and remained active in the motion picture industry. His final appearance was in the uncredited role as Charlie Bates in the horror/thriller I Bury the Living (1958), which starred Richard Boone and Theodore Bikel.

Matt Moore died at age 72 in Hollywood. He is interred in Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles. He has a star for his work in motions pictures on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard. He was very fond of his two cats, having them appear in several of his movies, and both have a star in the animal section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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