ACADEMY-AWARD NOMINATED ACTRESS FROM 'COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA,'TERRY MOORE, CELEBRATES HER 9
ACADEMY-AWARD NOMINATED ACTRESS
FROM 'COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA,'
CELEBRATES HER 90TH BIRTHDAY TODAY
MOORE RECENTLY WRAPPED FILMING ON HER LATEST PROJECT, THE UPCOMING RUDOLPH VALENTINO FILM 'SILENT LIFE,' WHERE SHE STARS AS THE MYSTERIOUS MOURNER, THE LADY IN BLACK
IN 1949 MOORE PLAYED JILL YOUNG IN 'MIGHTY JOE YOUNG'
AND STARRED AS VENUS IN THE 'BATMAN' TV SERIES IN 1967
Hollywood, CA (January 7, 2019) - Oscar-nominated (Come Back, Little Sheba) actress Terry Moore, who stars in the upcoming Rudolph Valentino film Silent Life, celebrates her 90th birthday, today, making her one of the oldest female actors in a leading role in a Hollywood production. Moore signed on to star in Silent Life as the mysterious Lady in Black, as announced last year by writer/director/star of the film, Vlad Kozlov, who produced the film under his Dreamer Pictures banner.
"I've had so much fun working on 'Silent Life' every day, and being on set, still doing what I love at 90. It has been wonderful!" said Moore.
Terry Moore as "The Lady in Black" in 'Silent Life'
The milestone birthday was celebrated with several events over the past few weeks, leading up to today, when Moore will celebrate with close friends and family at her son's home in Beverly Hills.
"The character of 'The Lady in Black,' who visits Valentino's grave each year with a single red rose, the symbol of unspoken love, is dressed in all black not only because she is mourning the death of Rudolph Valentino, but she is mourning the whole classic Hollywood bygone era. No one could have done it better than Terry. She is one of the very last surviving icons of the Golden Age Hollywood," said Kozlov.
Silent Life is a period piece shot in historic Hollywood locations and features Isabella Rossellini, Sherilyn Fenn, Paul Rodriguez and Franco Nero. The film tells the story of Rudolph Valentino, the first Hollywood superstar and male sex symbol, as he ponders the most important philosophical questions of human existence from his deathbed. After Valentino's unexpected death in 1926, a mysterious Lady in Black continued to visit his grave on every anniversary of his death with a single red rose, the symbol of love, hiding her own secrets under a black veil.
Sneak peek link at Terry as The Lady in Black:
Terry Moore, born in 1929, was the leading lady in the Mighty Joe Young(1949) during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Terry knew Elvis, was best friends with Marilyn Monroe, dated James Dean, and starred in dozens of films in the 1950s, in addition to her many television roles, including 3 episodes of Batmanwith Adam West. In 1984, she made news as Howard Hughes' widow, and posed for Playboy when she was in her 50s. Ms. Moore's most notable performance was in 1952's Come Back, Little Sheba for which she received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress.
Silent Life writer/director/actor Vlad Kozlov has taken the road less travelled in his journey to bring his bio-picture about the life and death and post-death of the first Hollywood male sex symbol Rudolph Valentino to audiences. In 2006 with the support of Hollywood Forever cemetery, Kozlov made a 17-minute silent short film Daydreams of Rudolph Valentino, driven by his passionate love of Hollywood cinema. In 2011 Kozlov decided to expand his short film into a period feature film, Silent Life.
Finally, after a long and arduous path, the Silent Life full-length feature filmwas completed in December 2018 with Terry Moore's final scenes as the Lady in Black shot in Hollywood at the mausoleum where Rudolph Valentino is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. "Silent Life" is an Ode to the Golden Era of Silent Films and the World's First Male Sex Symbol also stars Isabella Rossellini as Rudolph Valentino's mother, Sherilyn Fenn as the silent movie diva Alla Nazimova, Paul Rodriguez as Valentino's mentor, Franco Nero as Valentino's spirit, Monte Markham as Valentino's surgeon and Director Vlad Kozlov as Rudolph Valentino.