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Tuesday, 17 April, 2001, 09:50 GMT 10:50 UK
Birthday salute for Dudley Moore
Moore celebrates with [L-R] Bo Derek, Cleo Lane Barbara Walters and Lauren Bacall
Moore celebrates with [L-R] Bo Derek, Cleo Lane Barbara Walters and Lauren Bacall
Dudley Moore has hosted a gala birthday concert to raise money for research into the incurable brain disorder he is suffering from.

The star, who celebrated his 66th birthday on 16 April, presented Music for All Seasons at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Billed as an evening of music, comedy and film, all proceeds from the event went to the Dudley Moore Research Fund for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

The disease affects balance and sight as well as some mental functions.

Dudley Moore
The entertainer enjoyed an evening of music, comedy and film
Moore sent out an open invitation to his celebrity friends, inviting them to his tribute concert and a post-concert black tie dinner.

He said: "It's a very low key affair at a little place... Carnegie Hall.

"You can only imagine how my supposed friends are going to try to embarrass me with clips from the many movies I've made - fortunately there are a couple of duds by ol' Dud that they won't be able to find, even at a discount video store."

The birthday bash saw a host of stars turn out, including Chevy Chase, Brooke Shields and Bo Derek.

Dudley Moore in Arthur
Moore's comic turn in Arthur
Sir Michael Caine and Dame Julie Andrews helped to organise the event.

Moore has had a varied and colourful career from acting in such films as 10 and Arthur to his reputation as an outstanding pianist.

During the 1960s, the Essex-born Moore formed a legendary partnership with the late Peter Cook.

See also:

04 Dec 00 | Entertainment
Dudley Moore talks of his "mystery disease"
19 Nov 99 | Entertainment
Ovation for ailing Dudley
30 Sep 99 | Entertainment
Dudley Moore: Hollywood and bust
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