Dudley Moore biography

Dudley Moore

Actor, Celebrity

1935 – 2002

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Who was Dudley Moore?

Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer.

Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe from 1960, and with one member of that team, Peter Cook, collaborated on the 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 movie acting.

His solo career as a comedy film actor was heightened by the success of hit Hollywood films, particularly Foul Play, 10 and Arthur. He received an Oscar nomination for the latter role. He was frequently referred to in the media as "Cuddly Dudley" or "The Sex Thimble", a reference to both his short stature and his reputation as a "ladies' man".

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Born
Apr 19, 1935
Hammersmith
Also known as
  • Dudley Stuart John Moore
  • Cuddly Dudley
  • The Sex Thimble
  • The Dudley Moore Trio
  • Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Magdalen College, Oxford
    ( - 1958)
  • University of Oxford
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Died
Mar 27, 2002
Plainfield
Resting place
Hillside Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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