Del Moore

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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 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) 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 died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Encino, California in 1970 at the age of 54.[4]

He is survived by his wife, Gayle, daughters Laura and Lesli, and his son from a former marriage, Del Jr. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[5]


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