Jack Carlton Moore was born on the 14th September 1914, in Chicago, Illinois USA, and was an actor, best known for appearing in the title role in the TV series “Long Ranger” from 1949-51, and 1954-57. His career in the acting world was active from 1934 to 1959. He passed away in December 1999.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Clayton Moore was? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that the total sum of Moore’s net worth was as high as $1 million, accumulated through his successful career as a professional actor.
Clayton Moore Net Worth $1 Million
Clayton Moore was raised with his older brother in his hometown. Although his father, Charles Sprague Moore, wanted him to become a doctor, Clayton had different dreams, and at the age of eight he joined a circus, becoming an acrobat, and subsequently appearing with a trapeze act at the Century of Progress exposition in Chicago in 1934. After Stephen K. Hayt Elementary School, he attended both Sullivan Junior High School and Senn High School.
At the beginning of his career, Moore worked as a model for the John Robert Powers agency. He moved to Hollywood, and parallel with modelling he worked as a bit player and stunt man. Soon he became an occasional actor in B westerns, and progressed to the lead role in two Columbia Pictures and four for Republic Studio. During World War II, he served in the US Army, and when he returned home, his professional acting career really began.
His first roles had been as uncredited extras in such films as “Forlorn River” (1937), “Go Chase Yourself” (1938), and “Crime School” (1938). In 1938 he had his first role in the film “When Were You Born” (1938), but built his name with roles in such films as “Kit Carson” (1940), “The Son of Monte Cristo” (1940), “International Lady” (1941), with George Brent and Ilona Massey, while in 1946 he got the supporting role in “The Crimson Ghost”. The following year he starred in “Jesse James Rides Again”, with Linda Stirling and Roy Barcroft, and in the same year he was selected for the role of Lone Ranger in the TV series of the same name. The particular role celebrated him as an actor, and also increased his net worth by a large margin. He repeated his role in several films, including “The Legend of the Lone Ranger” (1952), “The Lone Ranger Rides Again” (1955), “The Lone Ranger” (1956), and “The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold” (1958), all of which added a substantial amount to his net worth.
Thanks to the success of the series, Clayton became one of the most prominent actors of the late 1940s and ‘50s, appearing in over 20 films until the mid- 1950s, all of which increased further his net worth. Some of the most successful films included “Ghost of Zorro” (1949), “Sheriff of Wichita” (1949), starring Allan Lane, “Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory” (1952), “Captive of Billy the Kid” (1952), “The Hawk of Wild River” (1952), “Son of Geronimo: Apache Avenger” (1952), “Jungle Drums of Africa” (1953), and “Gunfighters of the Northwest” (1954), which maintained is net worth.
He retired from acting in 1959, making his last appearance in the TV series “Lassie” as the Lone Ranger. After that, he made numerous commercials, and appeared in talk shows as the masked Lone Ranger, which also added to his net worth.
Thanks to his skills, Clayton received several prestigious awards, including the Golden Boot Award, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to television.
Regarding his personal life, Clayton Moore was married four times, firstly to Mary Moore from 1940 to 1942; secondly to Sally Allen (1943-86), with whom he had a child, then to Connie Moore (1986-89), and his last wife was Clarita Moore from 1992 until his death. He died at the age of 85 from heart attack on the 28th December 1999 in West Hills, Los Angeles, His residence was in Calabasas, California.
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