TIM MOORE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
Tim Moore was born on December 9th, 1887 in Rock Island, Illinois with the birth name Harry R. Moore to parents Harry and Cynthia Moore. He was born into a large family with fifteen children total. Before completing school at the age of eleven he left and chose to join a traveling vaudeville act which was called "Cora Miskel and Her Gold Dust Twins". This act was so successful he not only toured the United States but also the European circuit.
He did a number of other stage shows and even tried working as a boxer, stable boy and jockey. He met his wife, Hester in 1908 and together they worked as a team on "The Moores-Tim and Hester" making appearances in the United States as well as Europe. Together they also became part of other acts such as, "Tim Moore and Tom Delaney & Co" and "The Four Moores". However the act dissolved when the couple split in 1915.
Soon he began appearing on Broadway with a very successful production called, "Blackbirds" (1928) and "Rarin To Go" (1926). Moore also did a number of radio and television appearances such as the "Amos 'n' Andy" Television series, more well known as his starring role of George 'Kingfish' in the CBS series. He also wrote a lot of his own material such as for the radio show "Two Black Crows".
Moore's final Broadway performance was in "Harlem Cavalcade" (1942). He was known as one of the top African American comedians and he continued to make appearances on stage, film and television. Some of his more well known film roles were in such features as "Darktown Revue" (1931) and "Boy! What a Girl!" (1946).
Sadly, in 1958, Moore passed away from tuberculosis at the age of seventy one on December 13th in Los Angeles, California. He was buried at Rosedale Cemetery.
1951-1955 The Amos 'n' Andy Show
1947 Boy! What a Girl!
1931 Darktown Revue
1918 Her Great Chance