Marion Delbridge Moore
May 14, 1916
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
|Died||August 30, 1970 (aged 54)|
Encino, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Comedian, actor, radio announcer|
|Spouse(s)||Gayle Pearl (Ferber) Moore (until his death)|
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.
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.
Moore was married twice: Jessie Newbold (m. 1937 in Florida) and Gayle Pearl Ferber (m. March 25, 1945 in California) .
|1956||Bus Stop||Man at Rodeo||Uncredited|
|1956||Hollywood or Bust||Photographer||Uncredited|
|1960||The Bellboy||Golf Announcer||Voice, 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 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|
- Del Moore profile, imdb.com; accessed March 23, 2015.
- "Del Moore biography". Fandango.com. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
- "Del Moore,". walkoffame.com. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Profile Archived 2008-07-13 at the Wayback Machine, movietome.com; accessed March 23, 2015.
- Resting Places
- Del Moore on IMDb
- Episode One of Life with Elizabeth
- Del Moore with Betty White
- Del Moore at Find a Grave
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