Victor Moore

Victor Frederick Moore ( born February 24, 1876 in Hammonton, New Jersey, † 23 July 1962 in East Islip, New York) was an American theater and film actor, comedian, director and writer.


He began his film career in 1915 and turned already in the same year with renowned director Cecil B. DeMille. However, since 1893, he was already on Broadway have worked. He played in his decades of work in pieces such as Oh, Kay! (1927 ), Of Three I Sing (1931 ) and Let 'Em Eat Cake ( 1933). In the film, he had already been successful in the silent era and continued his career in the talkies.

Here, the comedian embodied in the 1930s, especially senile or overtaxed characters. On the side of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time 1936 he played a major role. In 1952 he played the central role in We are not married. At his side such stars as Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Fred Allen and Zsa Zsa Gabor were seen. At the same time, he was recurrently with Jimmy Durante to hear in the radio show. His last film role was in The cursed 7th year of Billy Wilder.


Moore was married to Emma Littlefield until her death in 1934 since 1902. They had three children: Victor Jr. ( * 1910), Ora ( born 1919 ) and Robert ( b. 1921 ). 1942 married the 66 -year-old again, the then 22 -year-old Shirley Paige. They remained married until Moore's death from a heart attack. He was 86 years old. The popular comedian was honored during his lifetime with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.