|THE INTERNATIONAL SILENT MOVIE|
1900 - 1988
The actress Colleen Moore was born as Kathleen Morrison in Port Huron, Michigan. She was already crazy about acting as a child. When her uncle Walter Howey - who worked as a editor of the "Chicago Tribune" and supported D.W. Griffith for his movies "Intolerance" and "The Birth of a Nation" - made use of his connection and asked Griffith if he would agree to give Colleen Moore a jump-start in the film business. This led to five movies in 1917, among them her film debut in "The Savage" (17) and "The Bad Boy" (17). It followed other small roles in movies like "Hands Up!" (17), "The Little American" (17), "Little Orphant Annie" (18) and "A Roman Scandal" (19).
At the beginning of the 20's her career was emerging more clearly, she
was brought into play for roles of unbundled energy like in "Flaming Youth"
(24) and "The Perfect Flapper" (24) and she became an idol for the youth.
The girls of the USA wanted all the same haircut like Colleen Moore.
With the arise of the talkies she retired from the film business and
only returned on the big screen in 1933 with "The Power and the Glory"
as partner of Spencer Tracy. Unfortunately the movie wasn't very successful
and wasn't a help for her hope for a comeback.
Colleen Moore developed other interests and invested among others her money into the stock market very successful. She even wrote a book with the title "How Women Can Make Money in the Stock Market."
Her autobiography "Silent Star" came out in 1968, later she talked willingly
about her career in different TV shows and appeared together with director
King Vidor as guests of honour at different
Other movies with Colleen Moore: