- Category : 1909-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Migration 1
American screen and stage actress, probably best known for her role as Laurel Dallas, daughter of the title character, in the 1925 film Stella Dallas, which was her Hollywood film debut.
She appeared in early sound movies such as Behind That Curtain (1929), and some musical movies, such as A Song of Kentucky (1929), Words and Music (1929), and Mammy (1930). She then moved to Broadway, where she appeared in the play This Is New York (1930), and the musicals Of Thee I Sing (1933) and Let 'Em Eat Cake (1934). Moran also had a co-starring role in the short-lived TV series Waterfront (1954–1955).
In the first months of 1926 she had a short affair with writer F. Scott Fitzgerald who just moved with his wife to Hollywood in order to write a flapper comedy for United Artists. Moran became a temporary muse for the author and he rewrote Rosemary Hoyt, one of the central characters in Tender is the Night (who had been a male in earlier drafts), to closely mirror her. The writer left California in a couple of months.
In 1935, she married Clarence M. Young, assistant secretary of commerce, temporarily retiring from her acting career. They had one son.
Moran died on 13 July 1990, aged 81, at a nursing home in Sedona, Arizona after suffering from cancer.