Rudy Ray Moore Biography

  • Rudy Ray Moore

    Quick Facts Of Rudy Ray Moore

    Celebrated NameRudy Ray Moore
    Age92 Years
    Nick NameMoore
    Birth NameRudolph Frank Moore
    Birth Date1927-03-17
    GenderMale
    ProfessionComedian
    Birth NationUSA
    Place Of BirthFort Smith
    NationalityAmerican
    EthnicityBlack
    FatherNathaniel Moore
    MotherLucille Moore
    Siblings3
    ReligionChristian
    Height1.78 m
    WeightWill Add Soon
    Body MeasurementWill Add Soon
    Marital StatusUnmarried
    Sexual OrientationStraight
    Net WorthBetween $100K – $1 Million
    SalaryWill Add Soon
    Cause Of DeathComplications of Diabetes
    Death Date19th October 2008

  • Rudolph Frank Moore famed as Rudy Ray Moore was an American comedian, musician, singer, film actor, as well as a film producer who created the character Dolemite from the 1975 film Dolemite and its sequels, The Human Tornado and The Return of Dolemite. He released his first comedy albums, Below the Belt (1959), The Beatnik Scene (1962), and A Comedian Is Born (1964). Overall, he was a very talented actor. 

    ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ director shares 2 wacky stories

    “Dolemite Is My Name” (available now on Netflix) stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a comic-musician-entertainer who gained stardom in the mid-1970s when he brought a character he’d been crafting on the night club circuit for years, Dolemite, to the big screen. Though the movie, “Dolemite,” maybe one of the worst-produced feature films ever made, Moore’s performance made it a classic from the blaxploitation era. And Moore’s profanity-laced insults and rhyming speech in the middle of the movie, called “Signifying Monkey,” has gone on to gain popularity with stand-ups, rappers, and other entertainers. “Dolemite Is My Name” delves into Moore’s underdog story and spotlights the lengths he had to go to get his character on the big screen. In “Dolemite Is My Name,” we watch as Rudy Ray Moore (played by Eddie Murphy) takes the closed-up Dunbar Hotel in Los Angeles and uses it as the nerve center for “Dolemite.” One of the highlights of “Dolemite Is My Name” is the performance by Wesley Snipes as D’Urville Martin. An actor in the 1970s known best for playing Diego the elevator operator in “Rosemary’s Baby,” Martin met Moore by chance before shooting started. 

    What was the cause of the death of Rudy Ray Moore?

    Rudy died in Akron, Ohio, of complications from diabetes on 19th October 2008 at the age of 81.

    What is the birthplace of Rudy Ray Moore?

    In the year 1927 on 17th March 1927, Rudy Ray Moore was born as Rudolph Frank Moore. His birthplace is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the USA. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is Black. He was born to Lucille Moore (mother) and Nathaniel Moore (father). He has three siblings; two brothers and a sister. There is no information regarding his education. He is Christian by faith. 

    How tall was Rudy Ray Moore?

    Rudy Ray Moore was a very handsome person with a cool personality and charming smile attracting a lot of people’s attention towards him. He had got a very glowing face as well. His height was measured at five feet and ten inches or 1.78 m. His other exact body measurements such as weight, waist size, feet size and more will be added soon as it has not been revealed by any internet websites yet. 

    How was the career of Rudy Ray Moore?

    • Rudy began his career by working as a nightclub dancer. 
    • He then working in clubs as a singer, dancer, and comedian, often appearing in character as Prince DuMarr. 
    • Later, he joined the US Army and served in an entertainment unit in Germany, where he was nicknamed the Harlem Hillbilly for singing country songs in R&B style.
    • Moreover, he also developed an interest in comedy in the Army after expanding on a singing performance for other servicemen.
    • He continued to work in clubs and was discovered by record producer Dootsie Williams.
    • He recorded rhythm and blues songs for the Federal, Cash, Ball, Kent and Imperial labels between 1955 and 1962.
    • He released his first comedy albums, Below the Belt (1959), The Beatnik Scene (1962), and A Comedian Is Born (1964).
    • He worked at the world-famous Dolphin’s Of Hollywood record store in Los Angeles, CA in 1970 when he began hearing obscene stories of “Dolemite” recounted by a local man named Rico. 
    • He began recording the stories and assumed the role of “Dolemite” in his club act and on recordings.
    • He recorded three albums of material, Eat Out More Often, This Pussy Belongs To Me, and The Dirty Dozens, where “with jazz and R&B musicians playing in the background in between 1970-1971. 
    • He spent most of his earnings from the records to finance the movie Dolemite which appeared in 1975 and has been described as “one of the great blaxploitation movies” of the 1970s. 
    • His other movies are The Human Tornado, The Monkey Hustle, and Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil’s Son-in-Law.
    • He continued to release albums that appealed to his enduring fanbase through the 1970s and 1980s, but little of his work reached the mainstream white audience. 
    • He also appeared on Big Daddy Kane’s 1990 album Taste of Chocolate and 2 Live Crew’s 1994 album Back at Your Ass for the Nine-4. 
    • He appeared as himself in the Dolemite character on an episode of Martin titled “The Players Came Home”.
    • He also reprised his Dolemite character in an appearance on Snoop Dogg’s 1999 album No Limit Top Dogg and Busta Rhymes’ When Disaster Strikes… and Genesis.
    • He starred in Big Money Hustlas in the year 2000. 
    • He voice-acted in the show Sons of Butcher, as Rudy in season 2. It was in the year 2006. 
    • He reprised the character Petey Wheatstraw on the song “I Live for the Funk” in the year 2008. 
    • On 7th June 2018, it was announced that Craig Brewer would direct Dolemite Is My Name from a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
    • In August 2019, the trailer was released.
    • The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 7th September 2019.
    • The film received a limited release on 4th October 2019, before digital streaming on 25th October 2019.

    Was Rudy Ray Moore married?

    Fans of Rudy Ray Moore must be very curious to know about his marital status. So, we have disclosed the information regarding his personal life. Talking about his marital status, Rudy Ray Moore was never married. As there is no information regarding his affairs with anyone, he was assumed to be single at the time of his death. He was not gay and his sexual orientation was straight. His mother, two brothers, and one sister, daughter and grandchildren survived him. 

    What was the net worth of Rudy Ray Moore?

    Rudy Ray Moore was a very famous American comedian, musician, singer, film actor, as well as a film producer who created the character Dolemite, the articulate pimp from the 1975 film Dolemite and its sequels, The Human Tornado and The Return of Dolemite. With his movie and singing career, he had earned a lot of money in his lifetime. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated to have between $100K – $1 Million. There is no information regarding his salary at the time of his death. Overall, he was a very sincere person towards his work. 

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