Robert Moore (director)

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Robert Moore
Born(1927-02-01)February 1, 1927
DiedMay 10, 1984(1984-05-10) (aged 57)
Occupation Theatre director, film director
Awards Drama Desk Awards
Outstanding Director
1968 The Boys in the Band

Robert Moore (February 1, 1927 May 10, 1984) was an American stage, film and television director and actor.

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Biography

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Moore studied at the Catholic University of America Drama Department under Gilbert V. Hartke. He is best known for his direction of the ground-breaking play The Boys in the Band , his Broadway productions (which garnered him five Tony Award nominations), and his collaborations - three plays and three films - with Neil Simon, including the detective spoofs Murder By Death [1] and The Cheap Detective . [2]

As an actor, he played a disabled gay man opposite Liza Minnelli in the 1970 drama Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon , appeared in two episodes of Valerie Harper's sitcom Rhoda (for which he also directed 26 episodes), in one episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Phyllis' gay brother) and was a regular on Diana Rigg's short-lived 1973 sitcom Diana. His other television directing credits include The Bob Newhart Show and the 1976 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Laurence Olivier, and Maureen Stapleton.

Moore died of AIDS-related pneumonia in New York City on May 10, 1984. [3] [4]

Work

Theatre

Filmography

Film

Television

Actor

Awards and nominations

Awards
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References

  1. Canby, Vincent (June 24, 1976). "Murder By Death (1976) Simon's Breezy 'Murder by Death'". The New York Times .
  2. Canby, Vincent (June 23, 1978). "Screen: Simon's 'Cheap' Detective':Everybody Revisited". The New York Times .
  3. "Gay Friendly Directors". AfterElton.com . 2007. Archived from the original on June 28, 2007.
  4. Barnes, Bart (May 12, 1984). "Director Robert Moore Dies of Pneumonia at 56". The Washington Post . Retrieved April 10, 2020.