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Clayton Moore

Born: September 14, 1914, Chicago, Illinois
Died: December 28, 1999 (age 85), West Hills, California

Clayton MooreClayton Moore (Jack Carlton Moore) was an actor best known for playing the fictional western character The Lone Ranger.

What do you know about Clayton Moore - The Lone Ranger? Try this quick quiz.

1. What was the 1937 film where he played a cowboy in an uncredited part?

  • Forlorn River
  • Bend in the River
  • The River Down Home

2. What was the movie serial that Clayton was the star that lead to his becoming the Lone Ranger?

  • Ghost of Zorro
  • Adventures of Frank and Jesse James
  • Marshal of Amarillo

3. Moore then faced the challenge of training his voice to sound like the radio version of The Lone Ranger, which had then been on the air since 1933, and succeeded in lowering his already distinctive baritone even further.

  • True or False?

4. Who became his co-star in TVís, The Lone Ranger?

  • Mickey Simpson
  • Harry Harvey
  • Jay Silverheels

5. The Lone Ranger soon became the highest-rated program to that point on the fledgling ABC network and its first true "hit", earning an Emmy nomination in 1950.

  • True or False?

6. Moore left the Lone Ranger series over a pay dispute. He wanted more money. Who replaced Moore in the role?

  • John Hart
  • William Boyd
  • Kevin Manrider

7. The public demanded the return of Moore in the role. He was rehired at the same salary as before?

  • True or False?

8. In 1979, the owner of the Ranger character obtained a court order prohibiting Moore from making future appearances as The Lone Ranger. Who owned the character?

  • Jack Wrather
  • Jack Warner
  • Jack Owens

9. 1990 What year was he inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  • 1990
  • 1994
  • 1998

10. Where is Clayton Moore buried?

  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
  • Palm Downtown Mortuary & Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California


  1. Forlorn River
  2. Ghost of Zorro
  3. True
  4. Jay Silverheels
  5. True
  6. John Hart
  7. False. He came back at his requested new salary.
  8. Jack Wrather
  9. 1990
  10. Angels on your pillowForest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
    Plot: Everlasting Peace, Lot 5492

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