Terry Moore & Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes and Terry Moore
1948 - 1976

Howard Hughes and Terry Moore  


Terry Moore and Howard Hughes were married for 27 years before Howard Hughes died aged 70.


Terry Moore is a 92 year old American Actress. Born Helen Luella Koford on 7th January, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA, she is famous for Come Back, Little Sheba, August 1984 issue of Playboy magazine. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

American Business Professional Howard Hughes was born Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. on 24th December, 1905 in Humble, Texas, USA and passed away on 5th Apr 1976 Houston, Texas, USA aged 70. He is most remembered for Hell's Angels (1930), The Outlaw (1943).. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.


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Relationship Statistics

DatingNov 1948 - 1949 2 months, 1 day
Married1949 - 5th Apr 1976 27 years, 3 months
Total Nov 1948 - 5th Apr 1976 27 years, 5 months

(October 1949 - 5 April 1976) (his death)
We bet Howard Hughes never imagined that his relationship with Terry Moore would cause a legal wrangling. But after his death in 1976 she had to go through a court battle to prove that she had married him at sea. The screen actress was eventually recognised by the Hughes estate as his widow and still calls herself Mrs. Howard Hughes. After Howard Hughes died, she claimed that the pair had secretly married on a yacht in international waters off the coast of Mexico in 1949 and never divorced. Despite the fact that Moore married two other men while she was still "married" to Hughes, his estate paid her an undisclosed settlement in 1984. October 52 Terry has a miscarriage in Munich while filming Man On a Tightrope and gives birth to a baby daughter from Hughes that is too premature to survive.
November 48 still a virgin, she's introduced to billionaire Howard Hughes at a staged meeting in the dining room of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel
is flown by Hughes to Palm Springs for a weekend at the home of Darryl Zanuck
at the Doll House Restaurant in Palm Springs, young actor Dale Robertson mistakes Hughes for her father
June 49 Hughes rents a beach house on Harbor Island; she brings all of her family
? Hughes "marries her under the stars" on top of Mulholland Drive
Fall 49 Hughes marries her secretly offshore San Diego; the wedding cake is shaped like Mighty Joe Young, the title character from her recent movie
? lives with Hughes at bungalow 19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel
spends a lot of nights with Hughes at the Chi Chi Club, Palm Springs
October 49 Sally Forrest shows her how to do a whirlwind polka at Bob Arthur's housewarming party
50 spies on Hughes as he meets an eighteen-year old blonde with her mother at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas.
feels that her wedding night at the Santa Ynez Inn in Pacific Palisades with Howard was special; spends her honeymoon in Acapulco with 26 diaphragms, which are furnished by Hughes
moves with Davis to Lubbock, Texas, into a one-room apartment; he tries to use her contacts to get into business with Hughes Tool Company
Hughes designs her dress for High Heels and takes her on a fact-finding mission for the movie
she asks Davis for a divorce; angry, he immediately returns to Los Angeles, to fight it out with Hughes
becomes Hughes' first student pilot to receive her flying license, and later, the third woman in the world to be checked out in a jet
Nov 1951
Hughes invites her and her family for Thanksgiving to Sunny Sands Motel, Palm Springs, where she splits up with him because of his dating other girls simultaneously
April 52 becomes pregnant on her very first night with Hughes at their new hacienda in Coldwater Canyon
becomes jealous over Hughes' attentions to Debbie Reynolds
is out with Greg Bautzer at Romanoff's; he soon asks her to choose between him or Hughes
October 52
has a miscarriage in Munich while filming Man On a Tightrope and gives birth to a baby daughter from Hughes that is too premature to survive. Kirk Douglas sends flowers.
uly 54
does her act at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and is billed $15,000 by Hughes for her costumes
plays summer stock at the the Drury Lane Theater in Chicago with Strictly Dishonorable
Summer 54
Hughes promises to marry her, but he has her, Jean Peters, Debra Paget, and Mitzi Gaynor waiting in Las Vegas
she again loses a baby by Hughes
July 54
attends service every Sunday with Greg Bautzer at the Mormon Church
October 54
gives her nightclub debut at The Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, in a transparent dress
stays for a very short time with Hughes in Florida, while he fixes his medical institute
7 March 70
Hughes calls her for the last time
September 83
wins a seven-year legal battle to be acknowledged as the widow of Hughes, from whom she was never divorced
details her times with Hughes in the memoir, The Beauty and the Billionaire

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Relationship Timeline

1956 - Breakup

October, 1949 - Marriage

November, 1948 - Hookup

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Terry Moore
Howard Hughes
Terry Moore
Howard Hughes
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 2" (157 cm)
6' 4" (193 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Light
Eye Color
Brown - Dark



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