Dudley Moore was a British performer, actor and comedian. He was born on April 19, 1935, in Dagenham, Essex, England. He got a scholarship at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he obtained two bachelor’s degrees in music in 1957 and 1958. However, his height was around 5ft 2 ½ as per celeb heights.
He went on to tour as a jazz pianist before collaborating with Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, and Alan Bennett to create the satirical revue “Beyond the Fringe,” which received a Tony Award in 1963.
Moore and Cook went on to create several successful projects, including the Tv sketch comedy-drama “Not just Only…But even Also,” the movie “The Wrong Box” (1966), “Bedazzled” (1967), and “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1977), and three comedy records under the name “Derek and Clive.”
Moore also wrote film scores, including “Bedazzled” and “Inadmissible Evidence” (1968), and starred in the comedy play “Play It Again, Sam” (1969).
Throughout his career, Moore continued to impress audiences with his musical skills, humor, and versatility. He passed away on March 27, 2002, in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA.
Dudley Moore, a renowned British actor, comedian, and musician, significantly impacted the entertainment industry throughout his career.
Dudley Moore was born in Dagenham, Essex, England, in 1935, he completed his studies at Magdalen College, Oxford, and earned his bachelor’s degrees in 1957 and 1958.
After touring as a jazz pianist, he teamed up with Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, and Alan Bennett to create the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe, which performed in London and on Broadway, where he won a special Tony Award in 1963.
Cook And Moore Partnership
Cook and Moore continued their partnership in the television sketch comedy series Not Only…But Also, which aired from 1965 to 1970, and in the films The Wrong Box, Bedazzled, and The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Moore also composed movie scores, such as Bedazzled and Inadmissible Evidence, and starred in the comedy Play It Again, Sam.
After the end of his partnership with Cook, Moore made his Hollywood debut in 1978 in Foul Play. He gained further fame for his roles in two blockbuster films.
Although most of his other films and two television series were less successful.