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A gifted comic actor and piano virtuoso, Dudley Moore was born in Dagenham, England, on April 19, 1935. Attending Oxford to pursue a music career, he ended up onstage more often than in the pit. By 1960, he had helped form the "Beyond the Fringe" comedy show with longtime friend Peter Cook. His BBC2 show with Cook, "Not Only ⿦ But Also," ran from 1965 to 1971.

Moore's film career also began with Cook in movies such as The Wrong Box (1966) and Bedazzled (1967). His entry into Hollywood came with Foul Play (1978), followed the next year by Blake Edwards's 10. Moore's superstar status was secured with a Best Actor Oscar nomination for Arthur (1981).

Moore stayed in the public eye through the 1980s in films such as Lovesick, Unfaithfully Yours, Romantic Comedy and an Arthur sequel. He died on March 27, 2002, in New Jersey, after a long battle with progressive supranuclear palsy.

Dudley Moore in Foul Play

Foul Play

1978 PG

Goldie Hawn shines as gentle librarian Gloria Mundy, who finds her peaceful and slightly boring existence shaken when she uncovers a plan to assassinate the Pope in this action-comedy inspired by Alfred Hitchcock thrillers. Fearing for her life, Gloria elicits the help of local cop, Tony Carlson (Chevy Chase), who's game enough to take on the strange case. Good thing, too, as matters morph from odd to bizarre and love blooms between the two.

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