Dickie Moore

Actor, Publicist, Producer
A cherubic boy with pronounced dimples, Dickie Moore was a prolific child actor in features from the late 1920s through the 1950s in such films as "Blonde Venus" (1932), "Sergeant York" (1941) and "Heaven Can Wait" ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1925 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Roddy McDowall: Hollywood's Best Friend 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind Locked Doors 1948 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Out of the Past 1947 (Movie)

The Kid (Actor)

Dangerous Years 1946 (Movie)

(Actor)

Heaven Can Wait 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sergeant York 1941 (Movie)

George York (Actor)

The Bride Wore Red 1936 (Movie)

Pietro (Actor)

The Story of Louis Pasteur 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

Peter Ibbetson 1934 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Man's Castle 1932 (Movie)

(Actor)

Blonde Venus 1932 (Movie)

Johnny Faraday (Actor)

A Dispatch from Reuters (Movie)

Reuter as boy (Actor)

Aloha (Movie)

(Actor)

Bad Boy (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Disorderly Conduct (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Gabriel Over the White House (Movie)

Jimmy Vetter (Actor)

Guest in the House (Movie)

Zip West (Actor)

Hook and Ladder (Movie)

Dickie (Actor)

In Love with Life (Movie)

Boy (Actor)

Jive Junction (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Madame X (Movie)

Child (Actor)

Million Dollar Legs (Movie)

Willie, Angela's brother (Actor)

Miss Annie Rooney (Movie)

Marty White (Actor)

Son of the Gods (Movie)

Boy (Actor)

The Devil Is Driving (Movie)

Buddy Evans (Actor)

The Gladiator (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

The Little Red Schoolhouse (Movie)

Dickie Burke (Actor)

The Member of the Wedding (Movie)

Soldier (Actor)

The Racing Strain (Movie)

(Actor)

The Squaw Man (Movie)

Little Hal (Actor)

The World Accuses (Movie)

(Actor)

This Side of Heaven (TV Show)

Actor

Union Depot (Movie)

Little Boy (Actor)

Winner Take All (Movie)

Dickie Harmon (Actor)

Youth Runs Wild (Movie)

Georgie Dunlop (Actor)

Biography

A cherubic boy with pronounced dimples, Dickie Moore was a prolific child actor in features from the late 1920s through the 1950s in such films as "Blonde Venus" (1932), "Sergeant York" (1941) and "Heaven Can Wait" (1943) among his hundred-plus titles. Moore hit his stride at age seven, when he appeared in over 20 films, including "Oliver Twist" (1932), for which he played the title role, and numerous "Our Gang" shorts. Like many juvenile actors, his career slowed as he reached his teenaged years, though there were occasional choice parts, like the courageous "Kid" in "Out of the Past" (1947). He also co-produced and starred in an Oscar-nominated short film, "The Boy and the Eagle" (1949), but by the 1950s, he had abandoned acting for public relations, which kept him active for several decades. Moore's long, successful and turmoil-free life stood in stark contrast to the countless stories of child actors whose lives crumbled into disarray after their stars had dimmed.

Relationships

Pat Dempsey

Wife
No longer together

Eleanor Fitzpatrick

Wife
Married Nov. 8, 1959 No longer together

Jane Powell Actor

Wife
Met 1981 when he was researching his book on child stars Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Married May 21, 1988

Milestones

1993

Appeared in documentary "Shirley Temple: America's Little Darling"

1984

Published the book Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (But Don’t Have Sex or Take the Car)

1964

Formed his own public relations firm Dick Moore Associates

1957

Final screen credit, as Civil War General J.E.B. Stuart on an episode of CBS/NBC anthology series "Omnibus"

1949

Produced and starred in Oscar-nominated short "Boy and the Eagle"

1941

Became first actor to kiss Shirley Temple onscreen in "Miss Annie Rooney"

1940

Cast as Gary Cooper’s young brother in "Sergeant York"

1937

Again acted with Muni in "The Life of Emile Zola"

1936

First film with Paul Muni, "The Story of Louis Pasteur"

1933

Played the title character in "Oliver Twist"

1932

Became a member of The Little Rascals as 'Dickie'

1932

Appeared in over 20 films including "Blonde Venus" and "Deception"

1927

Made screen debut at 11 months as the infant Francois Villon in "The Beloved Rogue"

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