Actor Micky Moore dies at 98

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LOS ANGELES -- Micky Moore was a toddler in 1916 when he began his career as a child actor in silent films and sat on the laps of such leading ladies as Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. As a 5-year-old he worked with legendary director Cecil B. DeMille, who would mentor Moore as he transitioned to directing in adulthood.

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As the motion picture industry moved from silent pictures to sound and into the digital era, Moore would contribute to more than 200 movies over nine decades. He experienced so much Hollywood history firsthand that he was moved to preserve it in a memoir published when he was 95. He called it "My Magic Carpet of Films." When Moore finally retired from the business, in his late 80s, he was regarded as a leading second-unit director for his work on such films as "Patton," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and the first three "Indiana Jones" movies.

Moore died March 4 of congestive heart failure, his family announced. He was 98. Moore is survived by his daughters, Tricia Newman and Sandra Kastendiek-Drake, five grandsons, and four great-grandchildren.

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