Rudy Ray Moore

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Rudy Ray Moore
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Moore in 2007
Rudolph Frank Moore

(1927-03-17)March 17, 1927
DiedOctober 19, 2008(2008-10-19) (aged 81)
Cause of deathDiabetes-related problems
OccupationActor, comedian, singer, comic, movie producer
Years active1948–2008

Rudolph Frank Moore (March 17, 1927 – October 19, 2008), known as Rudy Ray Moore, was an American comedian, musician, singer, movie actor, and movie producer.[1] He created the character Dolemite, the pimp from the 1975 movie Dolemite and its sequels, The Human Tornado and The Return of Dolemite.[2] The character was developed during his early comedy records.[3][4] He was known as "the Godfather of Rap".

References[change | change source]

  1. Douglas Martin, "Rudy Ray Moore, 81, a Precursor of Rap, Dies", NY Times, 22 October 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2014
  2. Reid, Shaheem. "Dolemite Tells Dirty Jokes, Warns Snoop Of His Mic Supremacy". MTV News.
  3. Allmusic Biography by Cub Koda. Retrieved February 23, 2014
  4. Soren Baker, "`Dolemite' star explores mus7ic", The Chicago Tribune, 10 May 2002. Retrieved February 23, 2014