Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore

English actor, comedian, composer and musician
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Dudley Moore

Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as a leading figure in the British satire boom of the 1960s. He was one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe from 1960 that created a boom in satirical comedy, and with one member of that team, Peter Cook, collaborated on the BBC television series Not Only... But Also. The double act worked on other projects until the mid-1970s, by which time Moore had settled in Los Angeles to concentrate on his film acting.

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Full name at birth
Dudley Stuart John Moore
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Date of birth
19 April 1935
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Place of birth
Dagenham, London, England, UK
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Date of death
27 March 2002
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66 (age at death)
Place of death
Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
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Cause of death
Pneumonia
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Actor, Comedian
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5' 2½" (159 cm)
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  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • County High School, Dagenham, Essex, England
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Oxford University
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  • Has won two Special Tony Awards: in 1963, along with his "Beyond the Fringe" co-stars Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, and Jonathan Miller, "for their brilliance which has shattered all the old concepts of comedy," in a show that was recreated in a television version of the same title, Beyond the Fringe (1964) (TV); and in 1974, shared with co-author and co-star Peter Cook for their show "Good Evening."
  • Was the first choice to play "Henry Fine" in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), only to be replaced by George Segal (who was, ironically, replaced by Moore in the role of "George Webber" in 10 (1979)). In an interview following his announcement that he had supranuclear palsy, he revealed that he was dismissed from the role because he had trouble remembering his lines.
  • Friend of short films writer/editor/director Andrew Michael Jolley
  • In 1983 won the NATO Male Star of the Year Award.
  • Made a Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE). [June 2001]

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