Mary Stuart Masterson
Actress Mary Stuart Masterson, born on June 28, 1966, stars in movies such as Fried Green Tomatoes, Some Kind of Wonderful and Bad Girls. Her first movie appearance was in the original 1975 movie The Stepford Wives. More recently, she appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dr. Rebecca Hendrix.
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Her contributions to Motion Pictures have been recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1551 Vine St. Colleen Moore died from cancer in Paso Robles,California. Moore continued working on it, and contributing artifacts to it, until her death. Moore's dollhouse has been housed as an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois since the early 1950s, where, according to the museum it is seen by 1.5 million people each year.
The interior of the The Colleen Moore Dollhouse is a classic example of the Art Deco Style, complete with miniature bear skin rugs and streamlined furniture and art. In 1928, Moore, with the help of her father, constructed an 8-foot tall miniature "fairy castle" which toured the United States. She was recognized as an astute investor, and through her investments remained wealthy for the rest of her life. At the height of her fame, Moore was earning $12,500 per week.
She was the author of two books, the autobiography Silent Star and How Women Can Make Money in the Stock Market, a subject she had proved herself well qualified to discuss. She was a participant in the 1980 documentary series Hollywood providing her recollections of Hollywood's silent film era. In her later years she would frequently attend film festivals, and was a popular interview subject, always willing to discuss her Hollywood career. In the 1960s she formed a television production company with King Vidor with whom she had worked in the 1920s.
None of these were successful, and Moore retired. She appeared in three films. In 1933, Moore, by then divorced, returned to work in Hollywood. Olympic Team, especially the Yachting team, during the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games.
She and her then-husband lived at that time in a lavish home in Bel Air, where they hosted parties for and were supporters of the U.S. During this interim, Moore was briefly married to a prominent Los Angeles-based stockbroker, one of her four husbands. With the advent of talking pictures in 1929, Moore took a hiatus from acting. By the late 1920s she had progressed to more important roles in films such as So Big (1925) and was also well received in light comedies.
As she continued to play similar characters in successful films such as Flirting With Love and The Perfect Flapper, Moore's bobbed hairstyle was widely copied throughout the world. Moore and Louise Brooks were seen as the people who epitomized the young adult society of their day, and Moore's career grew over the next few years. Moore's vivacious flapper caused a sensation and made her one of the most talked about actresses of her day. Her first major success was the 1923 film Flaming Youth.
She was named as a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1922 in recognition of her growing popularity. Born Kathleen Morrison in Port Huron, Michigan, Moore made her first film appearance in 1918 and for the next few years appeared in small, supporting roles gradually attracting the attention of the public. Colleen Moore (August 19, 1900 - January 25, 1988) was a film actress, and one of the most fashionable stars of the silent movie era.