Robert Moore (director)

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Robert Moore (born August 7, 1927 in Detroit , Michigan , † May 10, 1984 in New York City , New York ) was an American theater and film director and actor.

life and career

Robert Moore studied at the Catholic University of America . He first made a name for himself as a stage director, including directing the original production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band in the late 1960s . Between 1969 and 1981 the successful theater director was nominated a total of five times for the Tony Award , but never won the award. From the 1970s he also worked as a director for films and television series. He had one of his greatest successes in 1976 with the crime comedy classic A corpse for dessert .

In addition to his directorial work, Moore occasionally worked as an actor, for example as a physically disabled homosexual alongside Liza Minnelli in Otto Preminger's film Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon . Robert Moore died of complications from AIDS in May 1984 at the age of 57 .

Filmography (selection)

As a director

  • 1974: Bluff on Tuesday ( Thursday's Game ; TV movie)
  • 1974–1975: Rhoda (TV series, 37 episodes)
  • 1976: A Dead Body for Dessert ( Murder by Death )
  • 1978: The Narrow Gauge Sniffer ( Cheap Detective )
  • 1979: The second chapter ( Chapter Two )
  • 1982/1983: It's Not Easy (TV series, 2 episodes)

As an actor

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