Garry Moore

Game Show Host, TV Personality

1915 – 1993

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Who was Garry Moore?

Garry Moore was an American entertainer, game show host and comedian best known for his work in television.

Moore entered show business as a radio personality in the 1940s and was a television host on several game and variety show programs from the 1950s, 1960s and the 1970s.

After dropping out of high school, Moore found success as a radio host and then moved on to the television industry. He hosted The Garry Moore Show, and the game shows I've Got a Secret and To Tell the Truth. He became known for his bow ties and his crew cut, though he refrained from both fashions later in his career.

After being diagnosed with throat cancer in 1976, Moore retired from the television industry, making a few rare television appearances. He spent the last years of his life in South Carolina and at his summer home in Maine. He died on November 28, 1993.

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Born
Jan 31, 1915
Baltimore
Also known as
  • Thomas Garrison Morfit, III,
  • Thomas Garrison Morfit
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Baltimore City College
  • McDonogh School
Lived in
  • Baltimore
Died
Nov 28, 1993
Hilton Head Island

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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