|Birthname||Dudley Stuart John Moore|
|born on||19 April 1935 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )|
|Place||Dagenham, England, 51n32, 0e10|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||28°44' 08°39 Asc. 13°46'|
British-American actor, musician and composer who is most widely known as the comedy star of "10" and "Arthur." He is a professional musician and composer as well who has taught at Oxford and, in 1982, played piano at Carnegie Hall.
He is small in stature at 5'2" height. Born with a club foot, he had seven operations as child. At age five, he began piano, later recalling that "I saw this beast in the living room and clambered on." He later studied violin, harpsichord and organ.
After graduation, his dream was to play jazz, until in 1959, he became part of a talented team of four who wrote and performed in a music and comedy revue, "Beyond the Fringe." They played for four years in London and three years on Broadway, firmly establishing his deft touch with comedy as well as poignant manipulation of drama.
Since settling in Los Angeles in 1975, he has earned his greatest fame with comedy films, but that has not put a stop to his musical involvement. In 1981, he joined with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a Gershwin tribute. Six years later, at Carnegie Hall and at the Hollywood Bowl, he performed some of his film scores along with Beethoven. In 1987 and 1989 he led a jazz trio in a Santa Monica club. Part owner of a club in Venice, he sometimes sits in for a set.
Known for something of a temper, Moore has been married four times. He had one son, Patrick, with his second wife, Tuesday Weld. His third marriage was to 5' 8" Brogan Lane; they divorced on July 26, 1990 after two-and-a-half years of marriage. He began therapy in 1964.
On 3/21/1994 he was arrested by police for domestic violence with his girlfriend and future wife, Nicole Rothschild. Nicole said that Dudley had hit her, a charge which he denied, and the whole incident was deemed a misunderstanding. About a month later, on 4/16/1994, the couple married in Venice, CA. They had their first child together, Nicholas, on 6/28/1995 in Los Angeles. About a year later, on 6/11/1996, Moore filed for divorce from Rothschild. She responded in June 1997 with a ten-million dollar law suit claiming that he had "relentlessly assaulted, battered, threatened and terrorized her." The next month, July 1997, the couple kissed and made up.
On 4/16/1993 he began a sitcom entitled "Dudley" that had a quick cancellation.
In October 1999, Moore entered a rehab center in West Orange, NJ suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), an incurable brain disorder similar to Parkinson's disease. The disease began about five years ago but was not diagnosed until May 1999. He was in a wheelchair when he made a trip to England to accept a Commander of the British Empire medal from Prince Charles on 11/16/2001.
Moore died on 3/27/2002 in Plainfield, NJ. The direct cause of death was pneumonia, stemming from complications of his disease.
- business associate/partner relationship with Cook, Peter (born 17 November 1937)
- spouse relationship with Weld, Tuesday (born 27 August 1943)
- other kin relationship with Lane, Brogan (born 1 October 1955). Notes: divorced
- role played of/by Cumberbatch, Benedict (born 19 July 1976). Notes: 2009 radio play, "Good Evening"
- Social : Joined group 1959 (Comedy revue, "Beyond the Fringe")
- Misc. : Retain professional help 1964 (Began therapy)
- Family : Change in family responsibilities 1975 (Moved to Los Angeles, CA)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1981 at 12:00 midnight in Los Angeles, CA (Played with L.A. Philharmonic)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 (Played piano at Carnegie Hall and Hollywood Bowl)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1987 at 12:00 midnight in Santa Monica, CA (Led jazz trio)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1989 at 12:00 midnight in Santa Monica, CA (Led jazz trio)
- Health : Chronic illness 1994 (Palsy began)
Tashi Grady quotes him, from his dad, who had come home from work. (MacKenzie in AA 1/1984 quotes him by letter, "Mom and dad used to argue whether it was 6:00 AM or PM, afraid it will be a mystery the rest of my life.")
- Traits : Body : Size (Height of 5' 2")
- Traits : Personality : Temper
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Progressive supernuclear palsy)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Seven operations on his foot)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Treatment/Therapy (Received therapy for years)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Institutionalized (Sees therapist regularly)
- Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter (Bitter divorce from Nicole Rothschild)
- Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Third, fourth marriages)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Tuesday Weld)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Four)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
- Family : Relationship : Stress - Domestic violence (With Nichole Rothschild)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
- Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (With four others, comedy revue)
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (England to U.S.)
- Passions : Criminal Victim : Lawsuit sued (By ex-wife)
- Personal : Birth : Defects, Handicaps (Clubfoot)
- Vocation : Business : Business owner (Part owner of club)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (Oxford, music)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Dudley")
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)
- Notable : Awards : Medals (CBE medal)
- Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection