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Monday, October 20, 2008

R.I.P. Rudy Ray Moore a.k.a. Dolemite

(March 17, 1937 - October 19, 2008)


After an extended illness, seminal comedian Rudy Ray Moore, better known as Dolemite, has died in Toledo Ohio. He was 82. According to Wikipedia, Moore is perhaps best known as Dolemite, the uniquely more


Keith said...

I'm sorry to hear of his passing. R.I.P.

Donna Lethal said...

Such sad news - a huge influence and truly one of the funniest blaxploitation stars. I was lucky enough to see him (and meet Jerry Jones) about 5 years back here in LA. He will be missed but Dolemite will live on!

thecorrector said...

RIP to a true legend.

Silvers said...

One of my favorites. RIP Dolemite. :(

Anonymous said...

You stuck your finger in the ground, and turned the whole world around.

RIP Rudy Ray Moore AKA Dolemite.

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