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Overview (4)

Born in Hammonton, New Jersey, USA
Died in East Islip, Long Island, New York, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameVictor Frederick Moore
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Victor Moore was born on February 24, 1876 in Hammonton, New Jersey, USA as Victor Frederick Moore. He was an actor, known for Make Way for Tomorrow (1937), Swing Time (1936) and The Seven Year Itch (1955). He was married to Shirley Paige and Emma Littlefield. He died on July 24, 1962 in East Islip, Long Island, New York, USA.

Spouse (2)

Shirley Paige (16 January 1942 - 24 July 1962) ( his death)
Emma Littlefield (23 June 1904 - 23 June 1934) ( her death) ( 3 children)

Trivia (9)

Comedian.
Moore and his first wife were a vaudeville team for several decades before her death. Moore did not announce his marriage to Shirley Paige until they had been married for a year and a half. At the time of the announcement he was 67 and she was 22.
Moore, or his family, was into buying real estate. A building in the Jackson Heights section of Queens is named after him. The Victor Moore Arcade is bounded by Roosevelt Ave., Broadway (Queens' Broadway) and 75th St. It houses stores, offices, a bus terminal and two entrances to a subway station. The Victor Moore Arcade was actually seen in a movie. Henry Fonda exits from the subway at this building at the start of Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956).
Children: Victor Jr. (c. 1910), Ora (c. 1919) and Robert (c. 1921)
There is a rarely shown sound film in existence that shows Moore as Vice President Throttlebottom in a dialogue scene from "Of Thee I Sing" (the scene in which Throttlebottom is lost in the White House and gets mixed up with a group touring the building). It was part of an Edward R. Murrow See It Now (1951) program on the Vice Presidency, and not, as is assumed by some, part of a film version of "Of Thee I Sing". "Of Thee I Sing" has never been filmed theatrically, although there is a videotaped 1972 television production of the musical.
His last film was The Seven Year Itch (1955).
His first part was a non-speaking role in an 1893 Boston Theatre production of "Babes in the Woods". He subsequently appeared on Broadway and in vaudeville (1913-15). Came to Los Angeles for an appendectomy in 1915, and decided to stay and try his luck in the movies. He initially appeared in 5-reel features for Jesse L. Lasky, then starred in his own series of one-reel situation comedies for Paramount, 1916-17. Resumed stage work in 1918 with only occasional forays to the screen until the mid-30's.
The Victor Moore Arcade in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, which connected subway entrances and exits to an adjacent bus terminal was wiped out of existence in 2005 when the Roosevelt Ave. subway station was rebuilt. The name, however, was transferred to the present Victor A. Moore Bus Terminal.
Cousin of actress/director Cleo Ridgely.

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