Del Moore

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Del Moore
Marion Delbridge Moore

(1916-05-14)May 14, 1916
DiedAugust 30, 1970(1970-08-30) (aged 54)
OccupationComedian, actor, radio announcer
Years active1952–1970
Spouse(s)Gayle Pearl (Ferber) Moore (until his death)

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


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; he also 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]

Moore was married twice: Jessie Newbold (m. 1937 in Florida)[4] and Gayle Pearl Ferber (m. March 25, 1945 in California) .


Moore died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Encino, California in 1970 at the age of 54.[5] He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1956 Bus Stop Man at Rodeo Uncredited
1956 Hollywood or Bust Photographer Uncredited
1960 The Bellboy Golf Announcer Voice, Uncredited
1960 Cinderfella Radio Announcer Uncredited
1961 Dondi Police Detective Uncredited
1961 The Last Time I Saw Archie Pvt. Frank Ostrow
1961 The Ladies Man TV Announcer Uncredited
1961 The Errand Boy M.C. at Premiere
1962 Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock Hiram Best
1962 It's Only Money Patrolman
1963 The Nutty Professor Dr. Mortimer S. Warfield
1963 Who's Minding the Store? Department Store Announcer oice, Uncredited
1964 The Patsy Policeman
1964 The Disorderly Orderly Dr. Davenport
1965 Two on a Guillotine Reporter Joe Russell Uncredited
1966 Three on a Couch Announcer Uncredited
1966 Movie Star, American Style or; LSD, I Hate You Dr. Horatio
1967 Catalina Caper Arthur Duval
1967 The Big Mouth Mr. Hodges
1969 Hook, Line & Sinker Television Clergyman / Gravedigger at Funeral Uncredited


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

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