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Victor Moore

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Birth
Hammonton, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Death
23 Jul 1962 (aged 86)
East Islip, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA GPS-Latitude: 40.6972067, Longitude: -73.8778735
Plot
Cypress Hills Abbey
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Actor. Best remembered for his comedic roles on stage and screen. He started acting in 1893. In 1906 he originated the role of Kid Burns in George M. Cohan's "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway," in which he also introduced the title song. It was his first major role in a Broadway show. The musical's success spawned a sequel, "The Talk of New York." His other Broadway credits include "Anything Goes," "Of Thee I Sing," "Oh, Kay!" and "Louisiana Purchase." He appeared with William Gaxton in seven musicals. He appeared in vaudeville for many years with his wife Emma Littlefield in the sketch "Change Your Act, or Back to the Woods." He was married to Emma from 1903 until her death in 1934. His film career began in 1915 with the film "Snobs." He starred in in the "Klever Komedies" film series. His dramatic abilities were showcased in "Make Way for Tomorrow" (1937), where he played Barkley Cooper, an elderly man who, as a result of financial and family circumstances, is forced to live apart from his wife. He was also teamed with Helen Broderick; their films include "Swing Time" (1936) and "Meet the Missus" (1937). He married dancer Shirley Paige in 1943. In 1947 he portrayed Aloysius T. McKeever, a homeless man who lives in a millionaire's mansion in the holiday film "It Happened on Fifth Avenue." His last film was "The Seven Year Itch" (1955), where he portrayed a plumber who had to get Marilyn Monroe's stuck toe out of a bathtub faucet. His last stage role was as the Starkeeper in a 1957 revival of "Carousel."
Actor. Best remembered for his comedic roles on stage and screen. He started acting in 1893. In 1906 he originated the role of Kid Burns in George M. Cohan's "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway," in which he also introduced the title song. It was his first major role in a Broadway show. The musical's success spawned a sequel, "The Talk of New York." His other Broadway credits include "Anything Goes," "Of Thee I Sing," "Oh, Kay!" and "Louisiana Purchase." He appeared with William Gaxton in seven musicals. He appeared in vaudeville for many years with his wife Emma Littlefield in the sketch "Change Your Act, or Back to the Woods." He was married to Emma from 1903 until her death in 1934. His film career began in 1915 with the film "Snobs." He starred in in the "Klever Komedies" film series. His dramatic abilities were showcased in "Make Way for Tomorrow" (1937), where he played Barkley Cooper, an elderly man who, as a result of financial and family circumstances, is forced to live apart from his wife. He was also teamed with Helen Broderick; their films include "Swing Time" (1936) and "Meet the Missus" (1937). He married dancer Shirley Paige in 1943. In 1947 he portrayed Aloysius T. McKeever, a homeless man who lives in a millionaire's mansion in the holiday film "It Happened on Fifth Avenue." His last film was "The Seven Year Itch" (1955), where he portrayed a plumber who had to get Marilyn Monroe's stuck toe out of a bathtub faucet. His last stage role was as the Starkeeper in a 1957 revival of "Carousel."

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VICTOR MOORE
1876—1962



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  • Added: Sep 13, 1999
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6344/victor-moore: accessed ), memorial page for Victor Moore (24 Feb 1876–23 Jul 1962), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6344, citing Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.