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Garry Moore


Host of television’s The Garry Moore Display from 1958 to 1967. He also hosted I’ve Got a Key. He worked for any radio station but still utilized his delivery name, Thomas Garrison Morfit. He was a higher college drop who out converted into a popular TV character. He wedded Eleanor Borum Small in 1939. He wedded Mary Elizabeth De Chant in 1975. He was a well-known chat show sponsor from Maryland; while Montel Williams can be an established Maryland-born talk display host.

Quick Facts

Full Name Gary Moore
Date Of Birth January 31, 1915
Died February 6, 2011, Estepona, Spain
Place Of Birth Baltimore, MD
Height 1.7 m
Profession TV Show Host
Education Baltimore City College, McDonogh School
Nationality American
Spouse Mary Elizabeth De Chant, Eleanor Borum Little
Parents Mary L. Morfit, Mason P. Morfit
Siblings Cliff Moore, Pat Moore, Michelle Moore, Maggie Moore
Awards Peabody Award
Music Groups Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, Colosseum II, BBM
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Scenic Design, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Contributing to Daytime Programming, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Show
Movies Gary Moore & Friends: A Tribute to Phil Lynott, Gary Moore: Live at Monsters of Rock, The Trial, The Strat Pack, Huntin' Buddies, Dear Mr. Fantasy: A Celebration for Jim Capaldi, Jack Bruce: Cream of Cream, Gary Moore and the Midnight Blues: Live at Montreux 1990-1997
TV Shows I've Got a Secret, The Garry Moore Show, To Tell the Truth (1956), To Tell The Truth (1969)
Star Sign Aquarius

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1His family resided at 1335 Bolton Street in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore during the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s.
2Gary was the nickname taken from his middle name of Garrison.
3His father Mason Morfit was an attorney. His mother's name was Louise.
4He attended and graduated from the prestigious McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD, and boarded there for extended periods.
5He was awarded two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1718 Vine St. and for Television at 1680 Vine St.
6His final TV appearance was on The Second Annual TV Hall Of Fame Awards in 1984. He was there to honor his most famous protege, Carol Burnett.
7Left To Tell the Truth (1969) shortly before Christmas 1976 to undergo surgery; Bill Cullen, and later Joe Garagiola, took over as substitute hosts for the remainder of the syndicated show's 1976-77 season. Moore returned for one final show, taped June 26, 1977 (and promoted as the season premiere of "Truth's" 1977-78 season), where he announced his retirement and handed the hosting duties over to Garagiola.



General Foods Opening Night1963TV Movie
It Happened to Jane1959Garry Moore - Host 'I've Got a Secret'
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1954TV Series
The Schaefer Century Theatre1952TV Series
Fireside Theatre1952TV SeriesDavid



Black and White Overnight2001TV SeriesHost ('I've Got a Secret' 1952-1964)
Sally Jessy Raphael1990TV SeriesHimself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Comedy Series
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentary
To Tell the Truth1975-1977TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1975TV SeriesHimself - TV Host / Himself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1968-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Match Game1969TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
Laugh-In1969TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1968TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Garry Moore Show1958-1967TV SeriesHimself - Host
I've Got a Secret1952-1966TV SeriesHimself - Moderator / Himself - Host / Himself - Celebrity Guest
The Crazy World of Laurel and Hardy1966DocumentaryNarrator
Freedom Spectacular1964TV MovieHimself
Password All-Stars1961-1963TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
To Tell the Truth1962TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 14th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Program Achievements in the Fields of Variety and Music - Variety and Presenter
The DuPont Show of the Week1961TV SeriesHimself, Narrator
The Jack Benny Program1961TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1950-1961TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest / Himself - Mystery Guest #2
Sunday Showcase1961TV SeriesHimself
The Red Skelton Hour1959-1961TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself
CBS Fall Preview Special: Seven Wonderful Nights1961TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Right Man1960TV MovieHimself - Host
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1959TV SeriesHimself - Recipient
Timex All-Star Jazz Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Host
A Private Little Party for a Few Chums1957TV Movie documentaryHimself (Introduction Speaker)
Playhouse 901957TV SeriesHimself - Host
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1957TV SeriesHimself
Mr. Broadway1957TV MovieHimself, Narrator
Producers' Showcase1957TV SeriesHimself - Host
The George Gobel Show1955-1957TV SeriesHimself
The Garry Moore Show1957TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Ed Sullivan Show1956TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1955TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jackie Gleason Show1954TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
The Name's the Same1952TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Songs for Sale1952TV SeriesHimself
Wonderful Town, U.S.A.1951TV SeriesHimself
Premiere1951TV SpecialHimself
The Frank Sinatra Show1950TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Ed Wynn Show1950TV SeriesHimself
Texaco Star Theatre1948TV SeriesHimself - Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHimself
Arnie2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host ('I've Got a Secret')
Summer Colony2013Video documentaryHimself
Gloria: In Her Own Words2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Sputnik Fever2007DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
In the Shadow of the Moon2007DocumentaryHimself
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story2005DocumentaryHimself
Haack: The King of Techno2004DocumentaryGame Show Host
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song2001DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1993TV MovieHimself
The Best of Gleason 21988TV MovieHimself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHimself
Screen Snapshots 7855: Pennies from Hollywood1955ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Greatest Comedians1953Documentary shortHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 1680 Vine Street
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioOn 8 February 1960. At 1718 Vine Street.

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