The Last Kung Fu Monk
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Born: December 31, 1902, New York City
Died: February 22, 1978 (age 75), New York City
Biography: Florence Moore, (December 31, 1902 - February 22, 1978) was an American stage and film actress. She was born and raised in New York City and was a student at the Sacred Heart Academy. In 1927 she made her Broadway debut under the name "Dennie" appearing in such plays as A Lady in Love, The Trial... MORE
Biography: Florence Moore, (December 31, 1902 - February 22, 1978) was an American stage and film actress. She was born and raised in New York City and was a student at the Sacred Heart Academy. In 1927 she made her Broadway debut under the name "Dennie" appearing in such plays as A Lady in Love, The Trial of Mary Dugan, Cross Roads, Torch Song, Twentieth Century, Phantoms, Conflict, Anatol, and Jarnegan. In the 1930s, she decided to embark on a film career and in 1935 she arrived to Hollywood and made her screen debut opposite Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in Sylvia Scarlett for RKO Radio Pictures; her role, however, was uncredited. She appeared in films starring such actors as Edward Arnold, Victor Jory, Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton, Norma Shearer, Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert, Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, George Brent, David Niven, John Garfield, Rosalind Russell, Fred MacMurray and Ginger Rogers. She primarily was what is known as a "free-lance actress" and floated between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. Studios. In the course of her film career, she would star in twenty-two films between 1935 and 1951. Some of her film credits include parts in Boy Meets Girl (1938), The Women (1939), Saturday's Children (1940), Dive Bomber (1941), and Anna Lucasta (1949). By the mid-1940s, Moore found herself getting less work in Hollywood, but more parts on the New York stage. In 1951, she made her last screen appearance as Mrs. Bea Gingras in The Model and the Marriage Broker. Moving back to New York City she made one final performance on stage in The Diary of Anne Frank in the role of Mrs. Van Daan. In 1957, she retired from acting all together, aged 54. With her acting career behind her, Moore sold her house in Hollywood and permanently moved backed to her birthplace of New York City where she continued to live for the rest of her life. Following her retirement she was active in campaigning civil rights for for weomen adn was active in various Catholic charities. On February 22, 1978, Moore died of natural causes in her New York apartment, aged 75. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered. LESS
The crowning achievement of the Weimar cinema, The Blue Angel is an exquisite parable of one man's fall from respectability, presented in the newly-restored German version. Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich star in this black and white original which includes Dietrich's screen test for the movie.
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