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Also Known As: Died: March 27, 2002
Born: April 19, 1935 Cause of Death: pneumonia as a complication of progressive supranuclear palsy
Birth Place: Essex, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1955:
First stage appearance with Oxford University Drama Society
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Wrote toothpaste jingles that played in the West Indies; composed an original ballet
1958:
Became resident composer for London's Royal Court Theater; composed first stage score for "Serjeant Musgrave's Dance"
1959:
Traveled to the USA as a sideman with the Vic Lewis Orchestra; toured US military camps
1959:
Performed as jazz pianist at the Duplex in NYC
1959:
Joined the John Dankworth Band, featuring singer Cleo Laine, playing jazz piano
1960:
Professional stage debut, "Beyond the Fringe" at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland; worked with Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, and Peter Cook
1961:
London stage debut, "Beyond the Fringe"
1961:
Worked as a nightclub performer in London
1962:
Broadway debut, "Beyond the Fringe"
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Frequently performed in Manhattan nightclubs like Michael's Pub. Village Vanguard and the Rainbow Grill
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Starred with Peter Cook in three seasons of the BBC comedy sketch series "Not Only ... But Also"
1967:
Composed first film score and co-wrote first screen story for "30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia"
1967:
With Cook, co-wrote and co-starred the stylish updating of the Faust legend, "Bedazzled"; also scored
1969:
Appeared in the black comedy "The Bed Sitting Room"
1970:
Had lead role in the London production of Woody Allen's stage comedy "Play It Again, Sam"
1972:
Starred in British TV series, "It's Lulu ... Not to Mention Dudley Moore"
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Reunited with Peter Cook for the stage revue "Behind the Fridge"; also co-wrote; production opened on Broadway in 1973 under the title "Good Evening"; later toured USA
1975:
Settled in Los Angeles
1978:
Co-starred with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn in "Foul Play"
1979:
Starred as a married man intrigued by a woman he spots on the beach in "10"; replaced George Segal in role
1980:
Debut as an executive producer, "Derek and Clive Get the Horn"; also starred
1981:
Performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a Gershwin salute
1981:
Received Best Actor Oscar nomination as the alcoholic title character, a spoiled wealthy man who finally finds love, in "Arthur"
1982:
Cast as a politician romancing a widow with a sick child in "Six Weeks"; also composed the film's musical score
1983:
Starred in "Lovesick" and "Romantic Comedy"
1984:
Headlined the remake of "Unfaithfully Yours", playing a jealous orchestral conductor
1985:
Played a wisecracking elf in "Santa Claus: The Movie"
1988:
Reprised his signature role in the inferior sequel "Arthur II: On the Rocks"; also served as an executive producer
1991:
With Sir Georg Solti, co-hosted the Showtime series "Orchestra!"; also served as an executive producer
1993:
Starred in the short-lived American TV sitcom series, "Dudley" (CBS)
1992:
Last starring role in features "Blame It on the Bellboy"
1994:
Second attempt at US TV series, the short-lived CBS sitcom "Daddy's Girls"
1994:
Voiced Spin in a series of National Geographic videos released under the umbrella title of "Really Wild Animals"
1995:
Replaced by George Segal in "The Mirror Has Two Faces", directed by and starring Barbra Streisand
1996:
Acted in "A Weekend in the Country"; aired on USA Network
1997:
Sued for nine counts of assault, battery, domestic violence and defamation by Nicole Rothschild, estranged wife
1997:
Underwent open heart surgery (September)
1999:
In late September, announced he was suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a rare, degenerative Parkinson's disease-like brain disorder

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