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Victor Moore



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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Actor
2010
86% 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
75% 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 Swing Time Special LV Edition
  • Actor
1935
No Score Yet Gift of Gab
  • Col. Trivers
1934

Quotes from Victor Moore's Characters