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Dudley Moore was a British actor, comedian and a jazz musician

InformationDetail
BirthdayApril 19, 1935
Died onMarch 27, 2002
NationalityBritish
FamousChild Prodigies, Oxford University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesBrogan Lane (m. 1988–1991), Nicole Rothschild (m. 1994–1998), Suzy Kendall (m. 1968–1972), Tuesday Weld (m. 1975–1980)
Known asDudley Moore
Childrens Nicholas Anthony Moore, Patrick H. Moore
Universities
  • Oxford University
  • Magdalen College
  • Oxford (1958)
  • University of Oxford
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Notable Alumnis
  • Oxford University
Birth PlaceHammersmith
GenderMale
FatherJohn Moore
MotherAda Francis
Net Worth$50 million
Sun SignAries
Born inHammersmith
Died at Age66

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Who is Dudley Moore?

A child prodigy, Dudley Moore earned a music scholarship and began his career in theatre, while still at University. Moore was one of those exceptional, multi-talented entertainers, who amazed his fans with his ability to act and sing. He also excelled as a comedian and became a proficient musician and piano player. This Golden Globe winning actor was recognized as one of the most gifted and widely acclaimed comedians, known for his comic performances with his longtime partner, Peter Cook. Some of his best known films include, ‘Arthur’ and the hit film, ‘10’. He began his acting career with the British stage comedy, ‘Beyond the Fringe’, which became a hit on New York’s Broadway. In a career spanning over 30 years, Moore has received two Golden Globes, an Academy Award nomination and has received a Grammy as well. He was also a part of the legendary British TV series, ‘Not Only... But Also’.

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Childhood & Early Life

Dudley Stuart John Moore was born in Hammersmith, London to John Moore, a railway electrician and Ada Francis, a secretary.

At the age of six, he started playing the piano and became a proficient piano player by the age of 14. He would play at local church weddings.

He studied at the Dagenham County High School and during his time at school, he also received training in music from Peter Cork, with whom he maintained a close relationship.

He later attended the Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied music and simultaneously performed at The Oxford Revue, a comedy group at the Oxford University.

In the early 1960s, he became a part of the cast for the British comedy stage revue, ‘Beyond the Fringe’. It was an immense success and opened at London’s West End and later on New York’s Broadway, re-titled as ‘Good Evening’.

Career

In 1965, he starred in the immensely popular British BBC TV series, ‘Not Only... But Also’ along with Peter Cook. The series was written by the duo and had surreal and bizarre backdrops. This year, he was also seen in the short film, ‘Flatland’.

In 1966, he appeared in the British comedy film, ‘The Wrong Box’, which was directed by Bryan Forbes.

In 1969, he played the role of ‘Lt. Kit Barrington’ in the comedy film, ‘Monte Carlo or Bust!’ which was released in the U.S. by the name of ‘Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies’.

In 1969, he also came out with his jazz album, titled, ‘The Dudley Moore Trio’, which was released in U.K., Australia and the U.S.A. The tracks in the album include, ‘Fanfare’, ‘Folk song’ and ‘Pop and circumstance’.

In 1972, he played the role of ‘Dormouse’ in the British musical film titled, ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’. The film was an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s novel of the same title.

In 1978, he played the role of ‘Doctor Watson’ in the British comedy-spoof, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. The same year, he also appeared in the mystery- thriller film, ‘Foul Play’.

In 1979, he starred in the romantic comedy film, ‘10’, directed by Blake Edwards. It was an immensely successful film and elevated him to stardom.

In 1980, he was seen in the TV comedy-variety series, ‘The Muppet Show’, which was produced by puppeteer, Jim Henson. That year, he also appeared in the poorly received, Biblical-spoof, ‘Wholly Moses!’

In 1981, he starred in the Academy Award winning comedy film ‘Arthur’, in which he played the role of ’Arthur Bach’, the drunken New York City millionaire.

In 1984, he delivered a Golden Globe winning performance in the comedy film, ‘Micki + Maude’, directed by Blake Edwards. In the film, he played the role of ‘Rob Salinger’, a hard working TV reporter.

In 1987, he starred in the comedy film, ‘Like Father Like Son’, directed by Rod Daniel. The film received mixed reviews from film critics - the plot was centred on the father and son whose bodies get switched.

In 1990, he played the role of ‘Emory Leeson’ in the comedy film, ‘Crazy People’, directed by Tony Bill. The film failed to make a mark and was a major box office failure.

In 1994, he played the role of ‘Dudley Walker’ in the American sitcom, ‘Daddy's Girls’ that was broadcast on the CBS network. The series received negative reviews from critics.

In 1998, he lent his voice in the American DVD film, ‘The Mighty Kong’, which was an adaptation of the King Kong story. This was the last film Moore worked in before his death.

Major Works

His 1979 film, ‘10’, which was hailed as one of the trend setting films of that time, was also that year’s most successful film at the box office. The film earned a whopping $70 million at the box office.

He starred in the 1981 film, ‘Arthur’, a critically acclaimed film that became the fourth highest grossing film of that year.

Awards & Achievements

In 1974, he received the Grammy Award in the category, ‘Best Spoken Word recording with Peter Cook’ for ‘Good Evening’.

In 1982, he received the Golden Globe Award in the category, ‘Best Motion Picture Actor - Comedy/Musical’ for the film, ‘Arthur’.

In 1985, he bagged the Golden Globe Award in the category, ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical’ for the film ‘Micki + Maude’.

Personal Life & Legacy

He was born with club feet, for which he had to receive extensive treatment.

He married four times and all of his marriages ended in divorce. His partners were Suzy Kendall, Tuesday Weld, Brogan Lane and Nicole Rothschild.

He underwent heart bypass surgery and suffered from terminal degenerative brain disorder.

He died at the age of 66, due to pneumonia in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Trivia

This acclaimed British actor was only five foot two inches - often teased and bullied for his height.

// Famous Film & Theater Personalities

Dudley Moore awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

1985Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalMicki + Maude (1984)
1982Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalArthur (1981)

BAFTA Awards

1966Best Light EntertainmentWinner

Dudley Moore biography timelines

  • // 19th Apr 1935
    Dudley Stuart John Moore was born in Hammersmith, London to John Moore, a railway electrician and Ada Francis, a secretary.
  • // 1965
    In 1965, he starred in the immensely popular British BBC TV series, ‘Not Only... But Also’ along with Peter Cook. The series was written by the duo and had surreal and bizarre backdrops. This year, he was also seen in the short film, ‘Flatland’.
  • // 1966
    In 1966, he appeared in the British comedy film, ‘The Wrong Box’, which was directed by Bryan Forbes.
  • // 1969
    In 1969, he played the role of ‘Lt. Kit Barrington’ in the comedy film, ‘Monte Carlo or Bust!’ which was released in the U.S. by the name of ‘Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies’.
  • // 1969
    In 1969, he also came out with his jazz album, titled, ‘The Dudley Moore Trio’, which was released in U.K., Australia and the U.S.A. The tracks in the album include, ‘Fanfare’, ‘Folk song’ and ‘Pop and circumstance’.
  • // 1972
    In 1972, he played the role of ‘Dormouse’ in the British musical film titled, ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’. The film was an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s novel of the same title.
  • // 1978
    In 1978, he played the role of ‘Doctor Watson’ in the British comedy-spoof, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. The same year, he also appeared in the mystery- thriller film, ‘Foul Play’.
  • // 1979
    In 1979, he starred in the romantic comedy film, ‘10’, directed by Blake Edwards. It was an immensely successful film and elevated him to stardom.
  • // 1979
    His 1979 film, ‘10’, which was hailed as one of the trend setting films of that time, was also that year’s most successful film at the box office. The film earned a whopping $70 million at the box office.
  • // 1980
    In 1980, he was seen in the TV comedy-variety series, ‘The Muppet Show’, which was produced by puppeteer, Jim Henson. That year, he also appeared in the poorly received, Biblical-spoof, ‘Wholly Moses!’
  • // 1981
    In 1981, he starred in the Academy Award winning comedy film ‘Arthur’, in which he played the role of ’Arthur Bach’, the drunken New York City millionaire.
  • // 1981
    He starred in the 1981 film, ‘Arthur’, a critically acclaimed film that became the fourth highest grossing film of that year.
  • // 1982
    In 1982, he received the Golden Globe Award in the category, ‘Best Motion Picture Actor - Comedy/Musical’ for the film, ‘Arthur’.
  • // 1984
    In 1984, he delivered a Golden Globe winning performance in the comedy film, ‘Micki + Maude’, directed by Blake Edwards. In the film, he played the role of ‘Rob Salinger’, a hard working TV reporter.
  • // 1985
    In 1985, he bagged the Golden Globe Award in the category, ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical’ for the film ‘Micki + Maude’.
  • // 1987
    In 1987, he starred in the comedy film, ‘Like Father Like Son’, directed by Rod Daniel. The film received mixed reviews from film critics - the plot was centred on the father and son whose bodies get switched.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, he played the role of ‘Emory Leeson’ in the comedy film, ‘Crazy People’, directed by Tony Bill. The film failed to make a mark and was a major box office failure.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, he played the role of ‘Dudley Walker’ in the American sitcom, ‘Daddy's Girls’ that was broadcast on the CBS network. The series received negative reviews from critics.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he lent his voice in the American DVD film, ‘The Mighty Kong’, which was an adaptation of the King Kong story. This was the last film Moore worked in before his death.
  • // 27th Mar 2002
    He died at the age of 66, due to pneumonia in Plainfield, New Jersey.

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Dudley Moore's FAQ

  • What is Dudley Moore birthday?

    Dudley Moore was born at 1935-04-19

  • When was Dudley Moore died?

    Dudley Moore was died at 2002-03-27

  • Where was Dudley Moore died?

    Dudley Moore was died in Plainfield

  • Which age was Dudley Moore died?

    Dudley Moore was died at age 66

  • Where is Dudley Moore's birth place?

    Dudley Moore was born in Hammersmith

  • What is Dudley Moore nationalities?

    Dudley Moore's nationalities is British

  • Who is Dudley Moore spouses?

    Dudley Moore's spouses is Brogan Lane (m. 1988–1991), Nicole Rothschild (m. 1994–1998), Suzy Kendall (m. 1968–1972), Tuesday Weld (m. 1975–1980)

  • Who is Dudley Moore childrens?

    Dudley Moore's childrens is Nicholas Anthony Moore, Patrick H. Moore

  • What was Dudley Moore universities?

    Dudley Moore studied at Oxford University, Magdalen College, Oxford (1958), University of Oxford, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

  • What was Dudley Moore notable alumnis?

    Dudley Moore's notable alumnis is Oxford University

  • Who is Dudley Moore's father?

    Dudley Moore's father is John Moore

  • Who is Dudley Moore's mother?

    Dudley Moore's mother is Ada Francis

  • What is Dudley Moore's sun sign?

    Dudley Moore is Aries