Moore, Dudley

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Moore, Dudley Gender: M
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)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°44' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 13°46'

Dudley Moore (at the 43rd Emmy Awards)
photo: Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0


British actor, musician and composer who is most widely known as the comedy star of the films 10 (1979) and Arthur (1981). For Arthur, Moore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe Award. He received a second Golden Globe for his performance in Micki & Maude (1984). He was a professional musician and composer as well who taught at Oxford and, in 1982, played piano at Carnegie Hall.

Small in stature at 5'2" (1.57 m) high, he was born with a club foot, and had seven operations as a 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.

After settling in Los Angeles in 1975, he earned his greatest fame with comedy films, but that did 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 sat in for a set.

Known for something of a temper, Moore was married four times. He had one son, Patrick, with his second wife, Tuesday Weld. His third marriage was to 5'8" (1.72 m) Brogan Lane; they divorced on 26 July 1990 after two-and-a-half years of marriage. He began therapy in 1964.

On 21 March 1994 he was arrested by police for domestic violence with his girlfriend and future wife, Nicole Rothschild. She said that he had hit her, a charge which he denied, and the whole incident was deemed a misunderstanding. About a month later, on 16 April 1994, the couple married in Venice, California. They had their first child together, Nicholas, on 28 June 1995 in Los Angeles. About a year later, on 11 June 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 16 April 1993 he began a sitcom Dudley that had a quick cancellation. In October 1999, Moore entered a rehab center in West Orange, New Jersey, suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), an incurable brain disorder similar to Parkinson's disease. The disease had begun about five years earlier 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 16 November 2001.

Moore died on 27 March 2002 in Plainfield, New Jersey at age 66. The direct cause of death was pneumonia, stemming from complications of his disease.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Cook, Peter (born 17 November 1937)
  • lover relationship with Anton, Susan (born 12 October 1950). Notes: Dated, early 1980s
  • spouse relationship with Lane, Brogan (born 1 October 1955). Notes: 1988-1991, divorced
  • spouse relationship with Weld, Tuesday (born 27 August 1943). Notes: 1975-1980, divorced
  • role played of/by Bishop, Kevin (born 18 June 1980). Notes: 2005 stage play "Pete and Dud: Come Again"


  • 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)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 26 July 1990 (Brogan Lane)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project 16 April 1993 (TV series, "Dudley")
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  • Health : Chronic illness 1994 (Palsy began)
  • Relationship : Marriage 16 April 1994 (Nicole Rothschild)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 June 1995 (Son born)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 11 June 1996 (From Nicole Rothschild)
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  • Crime : Law suit June 1997 (Rothschild filed $10 million suit against him)
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  • Other Relationship July 1997 (Reconciliation with Nicole Rothschild)
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  • Health : Medical procedure September 1997 (Quadruple heart bypass surgery)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis May 1999 (Diagnosed with PSP)
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  • Work : Prize 16 November 2001 (CBE medal from Prince Charles)
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  • Death by Disease 27 March 2002 (Palsy; pneumonia, age 66)
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Source Notes

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: 5 ft 2 in/ 1.58 m)
  • 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, actress)
  • 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