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Owen Moore with Greta Garbo in a scene from ‘As You Desire Me’ Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images

Owen Moore with Greta Garbo in a scene from ‘As You Desire Me’ Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images

Matt Moore with Sally Eilers in a scene from the movie ‘Dry Martini’ Photo: Donaldson Collection/Getty Images

Matt Moore with Sally Eilers in a scene from the movie ‘Dry Martini’ Photo: Donaldson Collection/Getty Images

Tom Moore. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Tom Moore. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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Owen Moore with Greta Garbo in a scene from ‘As You Desire Me’ Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images

As children, the Moore brothers arrived penniless in Ellis Island in 1886, a world away from their Meath village.

But 20 years later, in a remarkable rags to riches story, Owen, Matt and Tom Moore had starred in more than 500 movies, with each of them later getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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