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Clayton Moore Overview:

Legendary actor, Clayton Moore, was born Jack Carlton Moore on Sep 14, 1914 in Chicago, IL. Moore died at the age of 85 on Dec 28, 1999 in Los Angeles, CA .

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Clayton Moore started his entertainment career as a circus acrobat at the age of eight. From there, he worked his way up to circus aerialist, traveled to New York to become a model, then moved on to Hollywood where he continued modeling while working as a bit player and stunt man. He made his way into supporting roles, playing heroes and villains in Western 'B' films and serials, then interrupted his film career to serve in the US Army Air Force during WWII. Upon returning to Hollywood after the war, Moore continued with support parts, concentrating on Westerns, and in 1949 landed the starring role in the television adaptation of the long-running radio show, The Lone Ranger. Moore played the legendary 'Masked Man' from 1949 through 1952, was fired over a salary dispute (and replaced by John Hart for one season), then returned again to the series in 1954 (with a higher salary by the way!), remaining with the series until its end in 1957. All told, Moore appeared in 169 episodes from 1949 through 1957. He also starred in two Lone Ranger theatrical features: The Lone Ranger (1956) and The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958). Moore continued 'working' as The Lone Ranger in TV commercials, TV guest appearances, and various personal appearances.

"I will continue wearing the white hat and black mask until I ride up into the big ranch in the sky." -Clayton Moore

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

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Moore was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum . Moore was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Happy 100th Kemosabe – , Born Sept 14 1914

By Michael on Sep 14, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

100 years ago today, Jack Carlton Moore was born in Chicago Illinois. Of course, today he is better known by his stage name, . Mr. Moore made his first uncredited on-screen appearance in the B-Western Forlorn River in 1937. After a couple of other uncredited appearances, he received his... Read full article


Happy 100th Kemosabe – , Born Sept 14 1914

By Michael on Sep 14, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

100 years ago today, Jack Carlton Moore was born in Chicago Illinois. Of course, today he is better known by his stage name, . Mr. Moore made his first uncredited on-screen appearance in the B-Western Forlorn River in 1937. After a couple of other uncredited appearances, he received his... Read full article


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Clayton Moore Quotes:

Graber: How 'bout a ride to town, mister?
Motorist: Sure. Hop in.
Graber: There's a man in a flying suit chasing us. Step on it.
Motorist: Huh?


[looking at a wanted poster]
Jesse James: We've got to keep moving. The law has a long reach.


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Received the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1990.

Liked to quote and live by "The Lone Ranger Creed" written by Fran Striker around 1940, which began, "I believe that to have a friend, a man must be one" and included moral lessons such as, "God put the firewood there, but every man must gather and light it himself".

Published an autobiography, "I Was That Masked Man".

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