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Lois Moran (1909–1990)

Her soft Irish beauty highlighted many films in the late 1920s and 1930s, but film actress Lois Moran's major claim to fame was as F. Scott Fitzgerald's inspiration for the character of "Rosemary" in his classic novel Tender Is the Night. Lois trained in dance while young and moved to Paris with her mother at the age of 10 to study seriously. She ... See full bio »


(age 81) in Sedona, Arizona, USA

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Men in Her Life Julia Cavanaugh
Sharp Shooters Lorette
The Living Dead Man Adrienne Paleari
West of Broadway Dot Stevens


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 1974 Alice in the Cities
Airport Hostess
 1954-1955 Waterfront (TV Series)
May (Mom) Herrick / May Herrick / Mae Herrick
- Beached (1955) ... May Herrick
- Oil Island (1954) ... May Herrick
- The White Ducks (1954) ... May Herrick
- Driftwood (1954) ... May Herrick
- Backwash (1954) ... May (Mom) Herrick
 1954 The Lineup (TV Series)
Mrs. Warner
- The Christmas Story (1954) ... Mrs. Warner
 1932 Ladies Not Allowed (Short)
 1931 West of Broadway
Dot Stevens
 1931 Men in Her Life
Julia Cavanaugh
 1931 The Spider
Beverly Lane
 1931 Transatlantic
Judy Kramer
 1930 Under Suspicion
Alice Freil
 1930 The Dancers
 1930 Soup to Nuts
 1930 Not Damaged
Gwen Stewart
 1930 Mammy
Nora Meadows
 1929 A Song of Kentucky
Lee Coleman
 1929 Words and Music
Mary Brown
 1929 Behind That Curtain
Eve Mannering Durand
 1929 Joy Street
Marie Colman (Mimi)
 1929 The Belle of Samoa (Short)
The Belle of Samoa
 1929 Making the Grade
Lettie Ewing
 1929 True Heaven
 1928 Blindfold
Mary Brower
 1928 The River Pirate
Marjorie Cullen
 1928 Don't Marry
Priscilla Bowen / Betty Bowen
 1928 Love Hungry
Joan Robinson
 1928 Sharp Shooters
 1927 The Irresistible Lover
Betty Kennedy
 1927 Publicity Madness
 1927 The Whirlwind of Youth
Nancy Hawthorne
 1927 The Music Master
Helene Stanton
 1926/II Camille (Short)
Alice Brown
 1926 The Prince of Tempters
 1926 Padlocked
Edith Gilbert
 1926 The Road to Mandalay
Joe's Daughter
 1926 The Living Dead Man
Adrienne Paleari
 1926 The Reckless Lady
Sylvia Fleming
 1926 Just Suppose
Linda Lee Stafford
 1925 Stella Dallas
Laurel Dallas
 1924 La galerie des monstres
Ralda / Ofélia
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Other Works:

(stage) Of Thee I Sing - played Mary Turner in original Broadway production, Music Box Theatre, December 1931.

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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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F. Scott Fitzgerald reportedly based the character Rosemary on Moran when he wrote "Tender is the Night." See more »

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