Monday, October 20, 2008

Rudy Ray Moore has left us (1927 - 2008)

(Reposted from 'Brief Window')

Comedy and film legend
Rudy Ray Moore is gone, and
so an era ends.

Regardless of what place
Rudy Ray Moore held in your life, there was no one else quite like him.

- Read the Los Angeles Times obituary.

Moore began releasing adult comedy records in the 1960s, coming into a market that had been around for a while, but was reaching new 'heights' of rudeness with other comedians emulating the styles of Redd Foxx or Richard Pryor.

Whether appearing under his own name or as his alter-ego Dolemite, Moore's efforts often out-did them all - - at least when it comes to explicit content.

In the 1970s he became a bad-ass action hero in a series of films that are nothing if not memorable.

"Put yo' weight on it!"

I always particularly enjoyed his fighting skills...

NOTE: NSFW!
In NO WAY are these collected video clips of Dolemite film trailers to be considered safe for work!

Below, ▼ from 1975's 'Dolemite'...



- - from 'The Human Tornado' in 1977... ▼



- - and ▼ 'Disco Godfather' from 1980.


(NOTE: Please leave a comment if you discover dead video links. Thanks.)

See also:
- A bio page at the Official Rudy Ray Moore Website

- Some of his Original Rhymes and 'Toasts' at
Dolemite Dot Com

- You can listen to his 'Sweet Peter Jeeter' &
'The Cockpit' albums at Kliph Nesterhoff's
Classic Television Showbiz

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