Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Rudy Ray Moore (March 17, 1937 - October 19, 2008) was an American comedian, musician, singer, film actor, and film producer. He is perhaps best known as Dolemite, the uniquely articulate pimp from the 1975 film Dolemite, and its sequel, The Human Tornado. The persona was developed during his earlier stand-up comedy records.
Moore began his entertainment career as an R&B singer and continued singing through his comedy career. He developed an interest in comedy in the Army after expanding on a singing performance for other servicemen.
Rudy Ray Moore released many comedy records throughout the 1960s and 1970s, developing a style even more rude and explicit than contemporaries like Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor. This kept him off of television and major films, but cultivated an enduring fan base.
In 2008 Rudy Ray Moore reprised the character Petey Wheatstraw for the song "I Live For The Funk" Featuring Blowfly and Daniel Jordan. This marked the first time Blowfly and Rudy have collaborated on the same record together, and the 30 year anniversary of the movie Petey Wheatstraw.
On Oct 19th 2008, R R Moore died from diabetes complications. Death was "Breathing down his neck"Bedlam Sad,
Short Version of Dolemite Signified Monkey