Dolemite Rest In Peace

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.

He also guested on Big Daddy Kane's album Taste of Chocolate, released in 1990. He is from Cleveland Ohio.

Moore starred in Big Money Hustlas, a movie created by and starring the Insane Clown Posse, in which he played Dolemite for the first time in over 20 years.

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

Dolemite Fighting

6 deacons spoke:

Evorgleb said...

My uncle used to watch all those movies. This guy was in some of the most outrageous fight scenes in movie history. He will live on forever in those films and the music he inspired.

Bedlam said...

evorgleb, thanks for stopping by. we use to go the the drive-in and watch his movies. Of course we were under age. If you get a chance check out his cds.

Nitegator said...

It is sad the here this. I liked listening to his stuff. I like your page. Glad your not doing the political thing here. Are you a doctor ?

Sauce said...

I read it here first but please say it isn't so!! Not Dolemite!

Nitegator said...

bedlam, i placed you on my blog roll, I hope you don't mind.

Bedlam said...

nitegator, thanks for that roll, im still trying to figure out what the hell a nitegator is. No, not a doctor, gov. contractor.

sauce, thanks for stopping by also, its true, DOLEMITE ! I was shocked when I heard this also. You in Memphis too!!! keep me informed with that Memphis Scene!!!

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