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Wednesday, 27 March, 2002, 19:05 GMT
Moore: Man of many talents
Dudley Moore
Moore was born in Dagenham, east London, in 1935
Multi-talented entertainer Dudley Moore made his mark in British comedy before becoming an unlikely Hollywood star and sex symbol. Off-screen he found real life a tougher challenge and was plagued with anxiety and depression.


Dudley Moore and Peter Cook
Moore and Cook helped change the face of British comedy
1960

Dudley Moore teamed up with Peter Cook for the television series, Not Only But Also, in which Moore was able to display his musical versatility and break new ground as half of Pete and Dud, cafe philosophers.

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Dudley Moore
Moore started to learn the piano at the age of six
May 1974

In Success Story: Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Moore reveals his acting ambitions upon leaving Oxford University and is critical of one aspect of his musical talent.

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Dudley Moore
Moore's mother, Ada, always wanted him to be a concert pianist
August 1988

Moore taught himself to play the organ at his local church in Dagenham, east London. He tells Esther Rantzen about his talent for music which took him to Oxford University on a scholarship.

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Dudley Moore
Moore and Cook's double act split by the end of the '70s
October 1990

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore appeared as guests on Wogan and described how they first met, before going on to write and perform the satirical revue, Beyond the Fringe, with Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller.

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