Dudley Moore was born on April 19th, 1935 in Dagenham, England. He was a short man who was frequently the butt of jokes during his childhood. He became a choirboy at six and started to play the piano and the violin.
As a result of his musical talent he received a scholarship to Magdelen College in Oxford and during his years at university became an accomplished jazz pianist and composer which lead him to work with musicians such as John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. He formed a band called “Dudley Moore Trio” in the 1960’s. The “Dudley Moore Trio” performed regularly on British television and where a long-standing act at the London nightclub, The Establishment.
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