Del Moore

Del Moore (May 14, 1916 – August 30, 1970) was a comedian, a television and movie actor, and a radio announcer.

Del Moore
Born
Marion Delbridge Moore

(1916-05-14)May 14, 1916
DiedAugust 30, 1970(1970-08-30) (aged 54)
OccupationComedian, actor, radio announcer
Years active19521970
Spouse(s)Gayle Moore (until his death)

Career

Born Marion Delbridge Moore in Pensacola, Florida, he began his career in radio before moving to television. In 1952, he appeared in the first of several So You Want To ... Warner Bros. comedy shorts with George O'Hanlon. He co-starred in the early television comedy Life with Elizabeth (1953–55), with Betty White, also he was doing a morning radio spot at KMPC radio. He appeared in many episodes of Dragnet and Adam-12, and was a regular on the series Bachelor Father playing Cal Mitchell. For several years in the late 1950s he hosted a daily children's program opposite Willy the Wolf (a muppet-like adult size character), as well as hosting the LATE LATE SHOW on KTTV Channel 11 in Los Angeles.[1]

Moore played supporting roles in several Jerry Lewis films, including The Big Mouth and The Patsy. He made his feature film debut in Lewis' Cinderfella in 1960 and was the university president in 1963's The Nutty Professor. He was also in the 1967 teen film Catalina Caper, which later appeared as an "experiment" in a 1990 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.[2]

For his work on television, Del Moore received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960.[3]

Death

Moore died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Encino, California in 1970 at the age of 54.[4] He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[5]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1956Bus StopMan at RodeoUncredited
1956Hollywood or BustPhotographerUncredited
1960The BellboyGolf AnnouncerVoice, Uncredited
1960CinderfellaRadio AnnouncerUncredited
1961DondiPolice DetectiveUncredited
1961The Last Time I Saw ArchiePvt. Frank Ostrow
1961The Ladies ManTV AnnouncerUncredited
1961The Errand BoyM.C. at Premiere
1962Stagecoach to Dancers' RockHiram Best
1962It's Only MoneyPatrolman
1963The Nutty ProfessorDr. Mortimer S. Warfield
1963Who's Minding the Store?Department Store Announceroice, Uncredited
1964The PatsyPoliceman
1964The Disorderly OrderlyDr. Davenport
1965Two on a GuillotineReporter Joe RussellUncredited
1966Three on a CouchAnnouncerUncredited
1966Movie Star, American Style or; LSD, I Hate YouDr. Horatio
1967Catalina CaperArthur Duval
1967The Big MouthMr. Hodges
1969Hook, Line & SinkerTelevision Clergyman / Gravedigger at FuneralUncredited

References

  1. Del Moore profile, imdb.com; accessed March 23, 2015.
  2. "Del Moore biography". Fandango.com. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  3. "Del Moore,". walkoffame.com. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. Profile Archived 2008-07-13 at the Wayback Machine, movietome.com; accessed March 23, 2015.
  5. Resting Places
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