Dudley Moore, died Wednesday, March 27,2002 at his home in New Jersey
, of pneumonia
(not the Rockin' Pneumonia
) as a complication of progressive supranuclear palsy
, he was 66.
Moore was married 4 times all of which ended in divorce. He is survived by two sons, Patrick, from his second marriage and Nicholas, from his fourth.
Born in working-class Dagenham, east London, Moore spoke of having insecurities about being short and rejected by his mother because he was born with a deformed left foot.
"I certainly did feel inferior. Because of class. Because of strength. Because of height. ... I guess if I'd been able to hit somebody in the nose, I wouldn't have been a comic."
Moore became a star in the 1979 film, 10 co-starring Bo Derek. In 1981 he had his biggest hit with Arthur, starring oppisite Liza Minnelli.