Victor Moore

Highest Rated: 100% Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Lowest Rated: 67% Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
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The illustrious stage career of character comedian Victor Moore began when he was hired as a supernumerary in 1893. He rose to prominence in the first decade of the 20th century as the lead comic in several vaudeville and musical shows. Moore made his film debut in 1915, starring in three films that year, two of which (Chimmie Fadden and Chimmie Fadden Out West) were directed by up-and-coming Cecil B. DeMille. During the 1920s, Moore perfected his standard stage characterization of a short, chubby, balding milquetoast who responded to every question with a soft, tremulous whine. His best-known stage role was that of nebbishy Vice President Alexander Throttlebottom in the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1931 musical Of Thee I Sing. Most of Moore's film assignments were in this same bumbling vein, with the notable exception of his superb, heartrending straight portrayal of an elderly "cast-off" in Leo McCarey's Make Way for Tomorrow (1937). His last movie appearance was a cameo as a double-taking plumber in Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch (1955). Victor Moore's oddest film appearance was as an animated cartoon character in the 1945 Daffy Duck "vehicle" Ain't That Ducky; Moore was delighted with the caricature and offered to supply his own voice free of charge, provided that the animators drew him with just a little more hair.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Make Way for Tomorrow Actor 2010
87% The Seven Year Itch Plumber 1955
No Score Yet We're Not Married Justice of the Peace Melvin Bush 1952
No Score Yet A Kiss In The Dark Actor 1949
No Score Yet On Our Merry Way Ashton Carrington 1948
No Score Yet It Happened on 5th Avenue Aloysius T. McKeever 1947
67% Ziegfeld Follies Lawyer's Client 1946
No Score Yet It's in the Bag Guest Star 1945
No Score Yet Carolina Blues Phineas, Elliott, Hiriam, Horatio, Aunt Martha, Aunt Minerva 1944
No Score Yet This Is the Army Fathers of Soldier 1943
No Score Yet The Heat's On Hubert Bainbridge 1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Pop Webster 1942
No Score Yet Louisiana Purchase Sen. Oliver P. Loganberry 1941
No Score Yet Gold Diggers in Paris J.J. Hobart 1938
No Score Yet This Marriage Business Jud Parker 1938
100% Make Way for Tomorrow Barkley Cooper 1937
No Score Yet Gold Diggers of 1937 Actor 1937
100% Swing Time Dr. Cardetti 1936
No Score Yet Gift of Gab Col. Trivers 1934

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