Milton Marx (October 23, 1892 - April 21, 1977), known as Gummo, was one of the Marx Brothers. He worked with his brothers on Vaudeville, but left the act because he did not like performing. This was before they made any of their famous movies.
After leaving the act, Gummo went into the dressmaking business. Later he joined with his brother Zeppo Marx and operated a theatrical agency. The agency was later sold and Gummo turned to representing his brother Groucho Marx and television show The Life of Riley, which he helped develop.
He was given his nickname because he wore gum-soled shoes.
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He was given his nickname because he wore gum-soled shoes. UK chart singles - Goodbye-ee (1965) Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. The agency was later sold and Gummo turned to representing his brother Groucho Marx and television show The Life of Riley, which he helped develop. The role of Moore was played by Aidan McArdle. Later he joined with his brother Zeppo Marx and operated a theatrical agency. In December 2004, the Channel 4 television network in the UK broadcast Not Only But Always, a television movie dramatising the relationship between Moore and Cook, although the focus of the production was on Cook. After leaving the act, Gummo went into the dressmaking business. It was an act of personal bravery that he went to Buckingham Palace to collect his honour as many people were shocked by his deterioration.
This was before they made any of their famous movies. In June, 2001, Moore was created a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). He worked with his brothers on Vaudeville, but left the act because he did not like performing. He eventually succumbed to pneumonia which was a side effect of PSP. Milton Marx (October 23, 1892 - April 21, 1977), known as Gummo, was one of the Marx Brothers. In September, 1999, Moore announced he suffered from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, for which there is no treatment. Moore attended Cook's memorial service and at the time many people who knew him noted that Moore was behaving strangely and attributed it to grief, drinking or some form of New Age Cult.
Moore was deeply affected by the death of Peter Cook in 1995 and for weeks would regularly telephone Cook's home in London just to get the answer phone and hear his friend's voice. In March 1994, he was arrested for beating up his girlfriend Nicole Rothchild during a fight backstage at the Academy Awards. All of his marriages ended in divorce. He was married four times and has children from his marriage to Tuesday Weld and Nicole Rothschild.
In addition to acting, Moore continued to work as a composer and pianist, composing scores for numerous films and giving piano concerts, which were highlighted by his popular parodies of classical favourites. In later years Cook would wind-up Moore by claiming he preferred "Arthur 2" to "Arthur". His subsequent films, including an Arthur sequel and an animated adaptation of King Kong, were inconsistent in terms of both critical and commercial reception. The following year saw his breakout role in Blake Edwards's 10, which he followed up with the movie Arthur (1981), an even bigger hit.
In the 1970s, Moore moved to Hollywood, where he appeared in Foul Play (1978) with Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase. Ironically, when Moore began to manifest the symptoms of the disease that eventually killed him, it was at first suspected that he too had a drinking problem. Shortly following the last of these, Ad Nauseum, Moore made a break with Cook, whose alcoholism was affecting his work, to concentrate on his film career. However, their three albums of the late 1970s as Derek and Clive, were widely condemned for their use of bad language.
They co-starred in the original film Bedazzled (1967) with Eleanor Bron, and also had tours called Behind the Fridge and "Good Evening". In the Sixties he formed the acclaimed Dudley Moore Trio, who they performed regularly on British TV, made numerous recordings, and had a long-running residency at Peter Cook's Establishment Club. During his university years Moore became passionately interested in jazz and soon became an accomplished jazz pianist and composer. Regrettably, many of the videotapes of these seminal TV shows were later erased by the BBC, although some of the soundtracks (which were issued on record) have survived.
Moore was famous for "corpsing" - the programmes often went out live, and Cook would deliberately make him laugh in order to get an even bigger reaction from the studio audience. This would not leave enough time to fully rehearse the script so they often had a set of cue cards. The pair developed an unorthodox method for scripting the material by using a tape recorder to tape an adlibbed routine that they would then have transcribed and edited. Cook and Moore are most remembered for their sketches as two working-class men Pete and Dud in macs and cloth caps, commenting on politics and the arts but they fashioned a series of character one offs usually with Moore in the role of interviewer to one of Cook's upper class eccentrics.
But Also was commissioned as a vehicle for Moore but when he invited Peter Cook on as a guest their comedy partnership was so notable it became a fixture of the series. It is mostly forgotten Not Only.. After following the Establishment Club to New York Moore returned to the UK and was offered his own series on the BBC. After enormous success in Britain, it transferred to the USA, where it was also a hit.
Arguably, Beyond the Fringe launched the 1960s Satire Boom. While studying music at Oxford University (Magdalen College, where he was an organ scholar), Moore was noticed by Alan Bennett and he recommended him to the the producer putting together Beyond the Fringe, a comedy revue which many see as a forerunner to Monty Python's Flying Circus. He rapidly developed into a talented pianist and organist and was playing the organ at church weddings by age 14. Seeking refuge from his problems, he became a choirboy at the age of six and took up piano and violin.
He was born with a deformed left foot (club foot) which required extensive hospital treatment and made him the butt of jokes by other children. He came from a working-class background in Dagenham and was notably short, at 5 foot 2 1/2 inches. Dudley Moore (April 19, 1935 - March 27, 2002), was a British actor and comedian who became a star after making the film 10 with Bo Derek.