The Info List - Dudley Moore

Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (/mɔːr/; 19 April 1935 – 27 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer. Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe
Beyond the Fringe
from 1960, and with one member of that team, Peter Cook, collaborated on the television series Not Only... But Also. The double act worked on other projects until the mid-1970s, by which time Moore had settled in Los Angeles to concentrate on his film acting. His solo career as a comedy film actor was heightened by the success of hit Hollywood films, particularly Foul Play (1978), 10 (1979) and Arthur (1981). For Arthur, Moore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and won a Golden Globe Award. He received a second Golden Globe for his performance in Micki & Maude (1984).


1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Beyond the Fringe 2.2 Partnership with Peter Cook 2.3 Music 2.4 Later career in film, television and music 2.5 Entrepreneur

3 Personal life 4 Health and death 5 Honours and awards 6 Filmography and television shows 7 Discography

7.1 UK chart singles 7.2 Jazz
discography 7.3 Comedy discography

8 Bibliography 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links

Early life[edit] Moore was born at the original Charing Cross
Charing Cross
Hospital in central London, the son of Ada Francis (née Hughes), a secretary, and John Moore, a railway electrician. His father was Scottish, from Glasgow.[2] Moore was brought up in Dagenham, Essex. He was notably short at 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m) and was born with club feet that required extensive hospital treatment and, coupled with his diminutive stature, made him the butt of jokes from other children. His right foot responded well to corrective treatment and had straightened itself by the time he was six, but his left foot became permanently twisted and consequently his left leg below the knee was withered. This was something of which he remained very self-conscious throughout his life. Moore became a choirboy at the age of six. At age eleven he earned a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music, where he took up harpsichord, organ, violin, musical theory and composition.[3] He rapidly developed into a highly talented pianist and organist and was playing the pipe organ at local church weddings by the age of 14. He attended Dagenham
County High School where he received musical tuition from a dedicated teacher, Peter Cork, who became a friend and confidant to Moore and continued to correspond with him until 1994. Moore's musical talent won him an organ scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was tutored by the composer Bernard Rose.[3][4] While studying music and composition there, he also performed with Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
in the Oxford Revue. During his university years, Moore had developed a love of jazz music and soon became an accomplished jazz pianist and composer. He began working with such leading musicians as John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. In 1960 he left Dankworth's band to work on Beyond the Fringe. Career[edit] Beyond the Fringe[edit]

Moore (left) in Beyond the Fringe, c1963

John Bassett, a graduate of Wadham College, Oxford recommended Moore, his jazz bandmate and a rising cabaret talent, to producer Robert Ponsonby, who was putting together a comedy revue entitled Beyond the Fringe. Bassett also chose Jonathan Miller. Moore then recommended Bennett, who in turn suggested Peter Cook. Beyond the Fringe
Beyond the Fringe
was at the forefront of the 1960s UK satire boom, although the show's original runs in Edinburgh and the provinces in 1960 had had a lukewarm response. When the revue transferred to the Fortune Theatre
Fortune Theatre
in London, in a revised production by Donald Albery and William Donaldson, it became a sensation, thanks in some part to a favourable review by Kenneth Tynan.[5] There were also a number of musical items in the show, using Dudley Moore's music, most famously an arrangement of the Colonel Bogey March which resists Moore's repeated attempts to bring it to an end. In 1962 the show transferred to the John Golden Theatre
John Golden Theatre
in New York, with its original cast. President John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
attended a performance on 10 February 1963. The show continued in New York until 1964. Partnership with Peter Cook[edit] When Moore returned to the UK he was offered his own series on the BBC, Not Only... But Also (1965, 1966, 1970). It was commissioned specifically as a vehicle for Moore, but when he invited Peter Cook
Peter Cook
on as a guest, their comedy partnership was so notable that it became a permanent fixture of the series. Cook and Moore are most remembered for their sketches as two working class men, Pete and Dud, in macs and cloth caps, commenting on politics and the arts, but they also fashioned a series of one-off characters, usually with Moore in the role of interviewer to one of Cook's upper class eccentrics. The pair developed an unorthodox method for scripting the material, using a tape recorder to tape an ad-libbed routine that they would then have transcribed and edited. This would not leave enough time to fully rehearse the script, so they often had a set of cue cards. Moore was famous for 'corpsing' — the programmes often went on live, and Cook would deliberately make him laugh in order to get an even bigger reaction from the studio audience. The BBC
wiped much of the series, though some of the soundtracks (which were issued on record) have survived. In 1968 Cook and Moore briefly switched to ATV for four one-hour programmes entitled Goodbye Again, however, they were not as critically well-received as the BBC
shows. On film, Moore and Cook appeared in the 1966 British comedy film The Wrong Box, before co-writing and co-starring in Bedazzled (1967)[6] with Eleanor Bron. The film was directed by Stanley Donen. The pair closed the decade with appearances in the ensemble caper film Monte Carlo or Bust and Richard Lester's The Bed Sitting Room, based on the play by Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan
and John Antrobus. In 1968 and 1969 Moore embarked on two solo comedy ventures, firstly in the film 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
and secondly, on stage, for an Anglicised adaptation of Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam at the Globe Theatre in London's West End.

Moore (right) with Peter Cook
Peter Cook
in 1974

In the 1970s the relationship between Moore and Cook became increasingly strained as the latter's alcoholism began affecting his work. However, in 1971, Cook and Moore took sketches from Not Only....But Also and Goodbye Again, together with new material, to create the stage revue Behind the Fridge. This show toured Australia in 1972 before transferring to New York City in 1973, re-titled as Good Evening. Cook frequently appeared on and off stage the worse for drink. Nonetheless, the show proved very popular and it won Tony and Grammy Awards. When the Broadway run of Good Evening ended, Moore stayed on in the U.S. to pursue his film acting ambitions in Hollywood, but the pair reunited to host Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
on 24 January 1976 during the SNL first season. They performed a number of their classic stage routines, including "One Leg Too Few" and "Frog and Peach", among others, in addition to participating in some skits with the show's ensemble. It was during the Broadway run of Good Evening that Cook persuaded Moore to take the humour of Pete and Dud farther on long-playing records as Derek and Clive. Chris Blackwell circulated bootleg copies to friends in the music business and the popularity of the recording convinced Cook to release it commercially as Derek and Clive (Live) (1976). Two further "Derek and Clive" albums, Derek and Clive Come Again (1977) and Derek and Clive Ad Nauseam (1978), were later released. The latter was also filmed for a documentary, Derek and Clive Get the Horn. In the film it is clear tensions between the two men were at a breaking point, with Moore at one point walking out of the recording room singing, 'Breaking up is so easy to do.' In 2009, it came to light that, at the time, three separate British police forces had wanted them to be prosecuted under obscenity laws for their "Derek and Clive" comedy recordings. The last significant appearance for the partnership was in 1978's The Hound of the Baskervilles, where Moore played Dr. Watson
Dr. Watson
to Cook's Sherlock Holmes, as well as three other roles: in drag; as a one-legged man; and at the start and end of the film as a flamboyant and mischievous pianist. He also wrote the film's score. Co-star Terry-Thomas
described it as "the most outrageous film I ever appeared in ... there was no magic ... it was bad!".[7] The film was not a success critically or financially. Moore and Cook eventually reunited for the annual American benefit for the homeless, Comic Relief, in 1987, and again in 1989 for a British audience at the Amnesty International
Amnesty International
benefit The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball. Moore was deeply affected by the death of Cook in 1995, and for weeks would regularly telephone Cook's home in London, just to hear his friend's voice on the telephone answering machine. Moore attended Cook's memorial service in London
and, at the time, many people who knew him noted that Moore was behaving strangely and attributed it to grief or drinking. In November 1995, Moore teamed up with friend and humorist Martin Lewis in organising a two-day salute to Cook in Los Angeles that Moore co-hosted with Lewis. In December 2004 the Channel 4
Channel 4
television station in the United Kingdom broadcast Not Only But Always, a TV film dramatising the relationship between Moore and Cook, although the principal focus of the production was on Cook. Around the same time the relationship between the two was also the subject of a stage play called Pete and Dud: Come Again by Chris Bartlett and Nick Awde. For this production Moore is the main subject. Set in a chat-show studio in the 1980s, it focuses on Moore's comic and personal relationship with Cook and the directions their careers took after the split of the partnership. Music[edit] During the 1960s he formed the Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
Trio, with drummer Chris Karan and bassist Pete McGurk. Following McGurk's suicide in June 1968, Peter Morgan joined the group as his replacement.[8] Moore's admitted principal musical influences were Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
and Erroll Garner. In an interview he recalled the day he finally mastered Garner's unique left-hand strum and was so excited that he walked around for several days with his left hand constantly playing that cadence. His early recordings included "My Blue Heaven", "Lysie Does It", "Poova Nova", "Take Your Time", "Indiana", "Sooz Blooz", "Baubles, Bangles & Beads", "Sad One for George" and "Autumn Leaves". The trio performed regularly on British television, made numerous recordings and had a long-running residency at Peter Cook's London
nightclub, the Establishment. Amongst other albums, they recorded The Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
Trio, Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
plays The Theme from Beyond the Fringe
Beyond the Fringe
and All That Jazz, The World of Dudley Moore, The Other Side Of Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
and Genuine Dud. Moore was a close friend of record producer Chris Gunning and played piano (uncredited) on the 1969 single "Broken Hearted Pirates" which Gunning produced for Simon Dupree and the Big Sound.[9] In 1976 he played piano on Larry Norman's album In Another Land, in particular on the song The Sun Began to Rain. In 1981 he recorded Smilin' Through with Cleo Laine. He composed the soundtracks for the films Bedazzled (1967), 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (1968), Inadmissible Evidence (1968), Staircase (1969), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978) and Six Weeks (1982), among others. Later career in film, television and music[edit] In the late 1970s Moore moved to Hollywood, where he had a supporting role in the hit film Foul Play (1978) with Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
and Chevy Chase. The following year saw his breakout role in Blake Edwards's 10, which became one of the biggest box-office hits of 1979 and gave him an unprecedented status as a romantic leading man. Moore followed up with the comedy film Wholly Moses!, which was not a major success. In 1981 Moore appeared in the title role of the comedy Arthur, an even bigger hit than 10. Co-starring Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
and Sir John Gielgud, it was both commercially and critically successful, Moore receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, whilst Gielgud won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Arthur's stern but compassionate manservant. Moore lost to Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
(for On Golden Pond). He did, however, win a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy. In the same year, on British television, Moore was the featured guest subject on An Audience With.... His subsequent films, Six Weeks (1982), Lovesick (1983), Romantic Comedy (1983) and Unfaithfully Yours (1984) were only moderate successes, but he had another hit in 1984, starring in the Blake Edwards directed Micki + Maude, co-starring Amy Irving. This won him another Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy. Later films, including Best Defense
Best Defense
(1984), Santa Claus: The Movie (1985), Like Father Like Son (1987), Arthur 2: On the Rocks, a sequel to the original, Crazy People
Crazy People
(1990), Blame It on the Bellboy
Blame It on the Bellboy
(1992) and an animated adaptation of King Kong, were inconsistent in terms of both critical and commercial reception. Moore eventually disowned the Arthur sequel, but, in later years, Cook would wind him up by claiming he preferred Arthur 2: On the Rocks to Arthur. In 1986 he once again hosted Saturday Night Live, albeit without Peter Cook this time. Moore was the subject of the British This Is Your Life—for a second time—in March 1987 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at his Venice Beach restaurant; he had previously been honoured by the programme in December 1972. In addition to acting, Moore continued to work as a composer and pianist, writing scores for a number of films and giving piano concerts, which were highlighted by his popular parodies of classical favourites. He also appeared as Ko-Ko in Jonathan Miller's production of The Mikado
The Mikado
in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in March 1988. In the 1990s Moore starred as a man named David trying to catch chickens in a series of popular Tesco
adverts. He stated, in a later interview, that he was paid "£20,000 for each advert".[citation needed] In 1991 he released the album Songs Without Words and in 1992 Live From an Aircraft Hangar, recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall. He collaborated with the conductor Sir Georg Solti
Georg Solti
in 1991 to create a Channel 4
Channel 4
television series, Orchestra!, which was designed to introduce audiences to the symphony orchestra. He later worked with the American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Michael Tilson Thomas
on a similar television series, Concerto! (1993), likewise designed to introduce audiences to classical music concertos. Moore appeared in two series for CBS, Dudley (1993) and Daddy's Girls (1994), however both were cancelled before the end of their run. Moore had been interviewed for The New York Times
The New York Times
in 1987 by the music critic Rena Fruchter, herself an accomplished pianist, and the two became close friends. By 1995 Moore's film career was on the wane and he was having trouble remembering his lines, a problem he had never previously encountered. It was for this reason he was sacked from Barbra Streisand's film The Mirror Has Two Faces.[10] However, his difficulties were, in fact, due to the onset of the medical condition that eventually led to his death. Opting to concentrate on the piano, he enlisted Fruchter as an artistic partner. They performed as a duo in the US and Australia. However, his disease soon started to make itself apparent there as well, as his fingers would not always do what he wanted them to do. Further symptoms such as slurred speech and loss of balance were misinterpreted by the public and the media as a sign of drunkenness. Moore himself was at a loss to explain this. He moved into Fruchter's family home in New Jersey
New Jersey
and stayed there for five years, but this, however, placed a great strain both on her marriage and her friendship with Moore, and she later set him up in the house next door. Entrepreneur[edit] Moore co-owned, with producer Tony Bill, a fashionable restaurant in Venice, California (1980s–2000), named 72 Market Street Oyster Bar and Grill. He played the piano whenever he was there.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] Moore was married and divorced four times: to actresses Suzy Kendall, Tuesday Weld
Tuesday Weld
(by whom he had a son in 1976), Brogan Lane, and Nicole Rothschild (one son, born in 1995).[11] He maintained good relationships with Kendall, Weld and Lane, but expressly forbade Rothschild to attend his funeral. At the time his illness became apparent, he was going through a difficult divorce from Rothschild while at the same time sharing a house in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
with her and her previous husband.[11] Moore dated Susan Anton
Susan Anton
in the early 1980s, with a lot of talk being made of their height difference: Moore at 5 feet 2 1⁄2 inches (1.588 m) and Anton at 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m). His fourth wife Nicole Rothschild claimed that Moore smoked and ate a considerable amount of crystal methamphetamine during their marriage.[12] Health and death[edit] In April 1997, after spending five days in a New York hospital, Moore was informed that he had calcium deposits in the basal ganglia of his brain and irreversible frontal lobe damage. In September 1997 Moore underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in London. He also suffered four strokes.[13] In June 1998 Nicole Rothschild was reported to have told an American television show that Moore was "waiting to die" due to a serious illness, but these reports were denied by Suzy Kendall.[14] On 30 September 1999, Moore announced that he was suffering from the terminal degenerative brain disorder progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), some of the early symptoms being so similar to intoxication that he had been reported as being drunk, and that the illness had been diagnosed earlier in the year.[13] Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
died on the morning of 27 March 2002,[6] as a result of pneumonia, secondary to immobility caused by the palsy, in Plainfield, New Jersey
New Jersey
at age 66. Rena Fruchter was holding his hand when he died, and she reported his final words were, "I can hear the music all around me".[15][16] Moore was interred at Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Fruchter later wrote a memoir of their relationship (Dudley Moore, Ebury Press, 2004). Honours and awards[edit] In 1981 Moore won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in Arthur, for which he was also Oscar-nominated. In November 2001, Moore was appointed a Commander of the Order of The British Empire (CBE). Despite his deteriorating condition, he attended the ceremony at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
on 16 November to collect his honour in a wheelchair.[10] Filmography and television shows[edit]

The Third Alibi
The Third Alibi
(1961) – Piano accompanist (uncredited) Flatland (1965) (short) – A Square (voice) The Wrong Box
The Wrong Box
(1966) – John Finsbury Bedazzled (1967) – Stanley Moon 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
(1968) – Rupert Street Monte Carlo or Bust!
Monte Carlo or Bust!
(1969) (aka Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies) – Lt. Barrington The Bed Sitting Room (1969) – Police Sergeant Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) – Dormouse Saturday Night at the Baths (1975) – Himself – in theater audience (uncredited) Foul Play (1978) – Stanley Tibbets The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978) – Doctor Watson / Mrs. Ada Holmes / Mr. Spiggot / Piano Player Derek and Clive Get the Horn (1979) – Derek 10 (1979) – George Webber The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
(1979) (TV) – Himself – Special
Guest Star BBC
Horizon: "It's About Time" (1979) Wholly Moses!
Wholly Moses!
(1980) – Harvey Orchid / Herschel Arthur (1981) – Arthur Bach Six Weeks (1982) – Patrick Dalton Lovesick (1983) – Saul Benjamin Romantic Comedy (1983) – Jason Carmichael Unfaithfully Yours (1984) – Claude Eastman Best Defense
Best Defense
(1984) – Wylie Cooper Micki + Maude (1984) – Rob Salinger Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) – Patch The Adventures of Milo and Otis
The Adventures of Milo and Otis
(1986) – Narrator (English version, voice) Like Father Like Son (1987) – Dr. Jack Hammond / Chris Hammond Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) – Arthur Bach Crazy People
Crazy People
(1990) – Emory Leeson Orchestra! (1991) (TV) Blame It on the Bellboy
Blame It on the Bellboy
(1992) – Melvyn Orton Really Wild Animals (1993–1998) – Spin Dudley (1993) – Dudley Bristol Concerto! (1993) (TV) The Pickle (1993) – Planet Cleveland Man (uncredited) Daddy's Girls (1994) (TV) – Dudley Walker Parallel Lives (1994) – Imaginary Friend / President Andrews Oscar's Orchestra (1994) – Oscar The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson (1995) – Dudley Moore A Weekend in the Country (1996) – Simon Farrell The Mighty Kong
The Mighty Kong
(1998) – Carl Denham / King Kong (voice) (final film role)

Discography[edit] UK chart singles[edit]

"Goodbye-ee", 1965, Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore "The Ballad of Spotty Muldoon", 1965, Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore[17]


Strictly For The Birds b/w Duddly Dell, 1961 ( Parlophone
R 4772) - The Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
Trio (Derek Hogg, drums; Hugo Boyd, double bass) From Beyond The Fringe, 1966 (Atlantic RecordsStandard 2 017) The Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
Trio, 1969 ( Decca Records
Decca Records
(UK) / London
Records (US) PS558) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
plays The Theme from Beyond the Fringe
Beyond the Fringe
and All That Jazz, 1962 (Atlantic 1403) The World of Dudley Moore, (Decca SPA 106) The Other Side Of Dudley Moore, (Decca LK 4732) Genuine Dud, (Decca LK 4788) The Music of Dudley Moore, (EMI Australia
(Cube Records) TOOFA.14-1/2) Dudley Down Under, (Cube ICS 13) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
at the Wavendon Festival, ( Black Lion Records BLP 12151) Smilin' Through – Cleo Laine
Cleo Laine
and Dudley Moore, (Finesse Records FW 38091) Strictly For The Birds – Cleo Laine
Cleo Laine
and Dudley Moore, ( CBS
A 2947) The Theme From "Beyond The Fringe" and All That Jazz, (Collectibles COL 6625) Live From an Aircraft Hangar (Martine Avenue Productions MAPI 8486) Songs Without Words, 1991 (GRP/BMG LC 6713) The First Orchestrations – Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
and Richard Rodney Bennett, – played by John Bassett and his Band, (Harkit Records HRKCD 8054) Jazz
Jubilee, (Martine Avenue Productions MAPI 1521) The Dudley Moore Trio
The Dudley Moore Trio
at Sydney Town Hall, 2 May 1978 (with Peter Morgan, Bass & Chris Karan, Drums) Produced by Peter Wall. Today, The Dudley Moore Trio
The Dudley Moore Trio
- again with Morgan and Karan see above recorded at United Sound, Sydney in 1971, with some mono tracks added from a London
1961 session. No details.

Comedy discography[edit]

Beyond The Fringe (West End recording) (1961) Beyond The Fringe (Broadway recording) (1962) Not Only Peter Cook
Peter Cook
But Also Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1965) Once Moore With Cook (1966) Goodbye Again (1968) Not Only But Also (1971) Behind The Fridge (1971) The World Of Pete & Dud (1974) Good Evening (1974) Derek and Clive (Live) (1976) Derek and Clive Come Again (1977) Derek and Clive Ad Nauseam (1978)


Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(1966). Originals. Arranged as Piano Solos Transcribed from the Decca L.P. 'The Other Side of Dudley Moore'. Essex


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Dudley Moore
- DudleyMoore.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.  ^ "Bernard Rose (Obituary)". The Independent. 3 December 1996. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2014.  ^ Humphrey Carpenter That Was Satire That Was, pp. 122–23; Tynan's review is extensively quoted. ^ a b "Hollywood Star Walk: Dudley Moore". Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times - Projects.LATimes.com. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2016.  ^ Thomas, Terry; Daum, Terry (1990). Terry-Thomas
Tells Tales: An Autobiography. Robson Books. p. 117. ISBN 9780860516620. Retrieved 1 March 2017.  ^ Chilton. John., 2004, Who's Who of British Jazz, London: Continuum, p.240 ISBN 9780826472342 ^ "Sounds Of The 60s". bbc.co.uk. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2016.  ^ a b "Tributes flood in for Moore". BBC
News. 28 March 2002. Retrieved 25 August 2011.  ^ a b Daniel Jeffreys (17 June 1996). "The wives and times of cuddly Dudley". The Independent. Retrieved 23 April 2016.  ^ "Comedian's wife tells of ugly marriage". theaustralian.com.au. 7 February 2009.  ^ a b " Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
has rare brain disease". BBC
News. 30 September 1999. Retrieved 29 March 2010.  ^ "Health fears for Dudley Moore". BBC
News. 9 June 1998. Retrieved 29 March 2010.  ^ "There's Been A Life!". Retrieved 24 April 2016.  ^ "Famous last words". Julian James, Monster lists - Lists.MonstersAndCritics.com. Archived from the original on 12 June 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2016.  ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 119. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

Further reading[edit]

Roger Wilmut, From Fringe to Flying Circus: Celebrating a Unique Generation of Comedy 1960–1980, Eyre Methuen Ltd, 1980 Alexander Games (1999). Pete & Dud: An Illustrated Biography. Andre Deutsch. ISBN 0-233-99642-7.  Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
(2003). Dud and Pete The Dagenham Dialogues. Methuen. ISBN 978-0-413-77347-0.  Chris Bartlett and Nick Awde (2006). Pete and Dud: Come Again. Methuen Drama. ISBN 0-413-77602-6.  Dudley Moore, Rena Fruchter, Ebury Press, 2004. Fallen Stars, Julian Upton, Headpress, 2004. William Cook (2014). One Leg Too Few: The Adventures of Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore. Arrow. ISBN 978-0099559924. 

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– Desiderata (1972) Bruce Botnick (producer) – Lenny performed by the original Broadway cast (1973) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1974) Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
– Good Evening (1975) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
(1976) Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
- Great American Documents (1977) Julie Harris – The Belle of Amherst
The Belle of Amherst
(1978) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
– Ages of Man - Readings From Shakespeare


Pat Carroll – Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Donovan's Brain
Donovan's Brain
(1982) Tom Voegeli (producer) – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Movie on Record performed by Various Artists (1983) William Warfield
William Warfield
Lincoln Portrait (1984) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
– The Words of Gandhi (1985) Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1986) Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chips Moman, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins
and Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips
– Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions (1987) Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
Lake Wobegon Days (1988) Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
– Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
(1989) Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
– It's Always Something (1990) George Burns
George Burns
– Gracie: A Love Story (1991) Ken Burns
Ken Burns
– The Civil War (1992) Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Robert O'Keefe – What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (1993) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
On the Pulse of Morning
On the Pulse of Morning
(1994) Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
– Get in the Van (1995) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
– Phenomenal Woman (1996) Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
It Takes a Village (1997) Charles Kuralt
Charles Kuralt
– Charles Kuralt's Spring (1998) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
Still Me
Still Me
(1999) LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
– The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.


Sidney Poitier, Rick Harris & John Runnette (producers) – The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2001) Quincy Jones, Jeffrey S. Thomas, Steven Strassman (engineers) and Elisa Shokoff (producer) – Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones (2002) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
and Charles B. Potter (producer) – A Song Flung Up to Heaven / Robin Williams, Nathaniel Kunkel (engineer/mixer) and Peter Asher (producer) – Live 2002 (2003) Al Franken
Al Franken
and Paul Ruben (producer) – Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2004) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
– My Life (2005) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
(2006) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis / Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
- With Ossie and Ruby (2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and Jacob Bronstein (producer) – The Audacity of Hope (2008) Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
and Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
– An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Al Gore
(2009) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
– Always Looking Up (2010) Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
– The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
Presents Earth (The Audiobook) (2011) Betty White
Betty White
– If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) (2012) Janis Ian
Janis Ian
– Society's Child (2013) Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
– America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't (2014) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
– Diary of a Mad Diva (2015) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– A Full Life: Reflections at 90 (2016) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
– In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox (2017) Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist
The Princess Diarist

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