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Dickie Moore Overview:

Actor, Dickie Moore, was born John Richard Moore Jr. on Sep 12, 1925 in Los Angeles, CA. Moore died at the age of 90 on Sep 7, 2015 in Fairfield County, CT .

Dickie Moore was born John Richard Moore, Jr. was born on September 12th, 1925 in Los Angeles California and one of the original child stars of the big screen. Moore made his acting debut before reaching toddlerhood, appearing in the 1927 John Barrymore film The Beloved Rogue at the age of eighteen months. He quickly became a common face on the big screen of the next few years, appearing on average over 6 short films a year. He joined the 1932/33 cast of the popular Our Gang series and then went on to the graduate to the feature film world.

In 1933 he appeared in what is probably considered his most remembered work, staring as the titular character in the big screen adaption of Oliver Twist. He continued to act all of his childhood, appearing in films such as The Life of Emile Zola, Madame, and Sergeant York. In 1942 he shared his first onscreen kiss with the most famed of all child stars, Shirley Temple, in the film Miss Annie Roonie. The year he would appear as the teenaged Henry Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait. During this time, Moore enlist as a private in the U.S Army and then went to major in journal at college.  In 1949 he produced, starred, and co-directed the Oscar nominated short film Boy and the Eagle.

The transition between child star to teenaged actor would prove to be difficult. As Moore entered adulthood, his on screen appeal began to wane and by the 1950's he retired from the silver screen. Although quit acting, Moore remained busy organizing behind the screen. He became the editor of the Actors Equity and served as part of the public relations counsel. Moore published the book Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (But Don't Have Sex in the Car in 1984. In the book Moore interviews 31 child stars about the difficulties with transition from child star to adulthood with many speaking of their struggles with addiction, relationships, and their fragile mental states. In 1988 he married fellow child star, Jane Powell. Today he remains with Powell, who states Moore lapses into moments of dementia. 

(Source: article by Minoo Allen for Classic Movie Hub).

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(1925-2015) The Original “Little Rascal”

By Will McKinley on Sep 10, 2015 From Cinematically Insane

, the sweet-faced child actor who gave Shirley Temple her first on-screen kiss in MISS ANNIE ROONEY (1942) and appeared in?Hal Roach’s?Our Gang comedies (renamed The Little Rascals for television syndication), has died at age 89. Moore acted?in more than 100 films, beginning with T... Read full article


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By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 8, 2015 From 4 Star Films

was a child star most notably in the Our Gang shorts and remarkably he was one of the last surviving actors to be featured in Silent Cinema. I met him for the first time in repeated viewings of the classic Film-Noir Out of the Past. He plays the mute gas station attendant, who says noth... Read full article


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By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 8, 2015 From 4 Star Films

was a child star most notably in the Our Gang shorts and remarkably he was one of the last surviving actors to be featured in Silent Cinema. I met him for the first time in repeated viewings of the classic Film-Noir Out of the Past. He plays the mute gas station attendant, who says noth... Read full article


Wednesday's Child:

By Beth Daniels on Jun 11, 2014 From Mildred's Fatburgers

John Richard "Dickie" Moore, Jr., September 12, 1925 Autobiography Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (but don't have sex or take the car)By Dick Moore, Harper & Row, 1984 Cute Little Rascal Dick Moore is one of those actors I keep seeing, but have never paid enough attent... Read full article


Happy Birthday, !

By Will McKinley on Sep 12, 2012 From Cinematically Insane

Happy birthday to former child star , who turns 87 today. Moore appeared in more than 100 films in a career that spanned three decades, including enduring classics like Alfred E. Green’s UNION DEPOT (1932), William J. Cowen’s OLIVER TWIST (1933), and Howard Hawks’ SARGE... Read full article


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Dickie Moore Quotes:

Oliver Twist: Please, sir, I want some more.


Jimmy Vetter: I got a speech.
Hon. Judson Hammond - The President of the United States: A speech? Let's hear it.
Jimmy Vetter: I love my uncle Judd because he's going to cure the Depression and make everybody rich.


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Dickie Moore Facts
In 1957 he accepted the newly designed post of public relations director of Actors Equity. In 1964 he left to form his own public relations firm, Dick Moore Associates.

One of the Little Rascals for just a year (1932-1933), his closest friend on the set was Stymie. He left the Rascals at age 8 to seek greener pastures--feature films.

Co-produced and co-directed and acted in a two-reel short subject called Boy and the Eagle (1949) that earned an Oscar nomination.

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