Dudley Moore is a Actor, Scriptwriter, Producer and Sound British born on 19 april 1935 at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Dudley Stuart John MooreNationality United-kingdomBirth 19 april 1935Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer.
at Hammersmith (United-kingdom
)Death 27 march 2002
(at 66 years) at Plainfield (USA
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
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".
Moore was married and divorced four times: to actresses Suzy Kendall, Tuesday Weld (by whom he had a son, Patrick, in 1976), Brogan Lane, and Nicole Rothschild (one son, Nicholas, born in 1995).
He maintained good relationships with Kendall, Weld and Lane, but expressly forbade Rothschild to attend his funeral. At the time his illness became apparent he was going through a difficult divorce from Rothschild, despite sharing a house in Los Angeles with her and her previous husband.
Moore dated Susan Anton in the early 1980s, with much being made of their height difference: Moore at 5 feet 2.5 inches (1.59m) and Anton at 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m).
In 1994, Moore was arrested after Rothschild claimed he had beaten her before that year's Oscars. She later withdrew her charges.
Health and death
In April 1997, after spending five days in hospital in New York, Moore was informed that he had calcium deposits in the basal ganglia of his brain and irreversible frontal lobe damage.
In September 1997, Moore underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in London.
In June 1998, Nicole Rothschild was reported to have told an American television show that Moore was "waiting to die" due to a serious illness, but these reports were denied by Suzy Kendall.
On 30 September 1999, Moore announced that he was suffering from the terminal degenerative brain disorder progressive supranuclear palsy, some of the early symptoms being so similar to intoxication that he had been reported as being drunk, and that the illness had been diagnosed earlier in the year.
Moore died on the morning of 27 March 2002, as a result of pneumonia, secondary to immobility caused by the palsy, in Plainfield, New Jersey. Rena Fruchter was holding his hand when he died, and she reported his final words were, "I can hear the music all around me." Moore was interred at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Fruchter later wrote a memoir of their relationship (Dudley Moore, Ebury Press, 2004).
Honours and awards
In November 2001, Moore was appointed a Commander of the Order of The British Empire (CBE). Despite his deteriorating condition, he attended the ceremony in a wheelchair, at Buckingham Palace to collect his honour.
Flatland (1965) (short)
The Wrong Box (1966)
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (1968)
The Bed-Sitting Room (1969)
Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)
(aka Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
Foul Play (1978)
BBC Horizon: "It's About Time" (1979)
Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979)
The Muppet Show (1980) (TV)
Wholly Moses! (1980)
Six Weeks (1982)
Romantic Comedy (1983)
Unfaithfully Yours (1984)
Micki + Maude (1984)
Best Defense (1984)
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
Like Father Like Son (1987)
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1989)
Crazy People (1990)
Orchestra! (1991) (TV)
Blame It on the Bellboy (1992)
Really Wild Animals (1993)
Concerto! (1993) (TV)
Daddy's Girls (1994) (TV)
Parallel Lives (1994)
Oscar's Orchestra (1994)
The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1995)
A Weekend in the Country (1996)
The Mighty Kong (1998)