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Nom de naissance Rudolph Frank Moore
Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 17 mars 1927 à Fort Smith (Etats-Unis)
Mort 19 octobre 2008 (à 81 ans) à Akron (Etats-Unis)

Rudolph Frank Moore (March 17, 1927 – October 19, 2008), known as Rudy Ray Moore, was an American comedian, musician, singer, film actor, and film producer. He was perhaps best known as Dolemite (the name derived from the mineral dolomite), the uniquely articulate pimp from the 1975 film Dolemite, and its sequels, The Human Tornado and The Return of Dolemite. The persona was developed during his earlier comedy records, for which Moore has been called "the Godfather of Rap".


Moore was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and eventually moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and then Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, he preached in churches as well as worked as a nightclub dancer. He returned to Cleveland, working in clubs as a singer, dancer, and comedian, often appearing in character as Prince DuMarr. He joined the US Army and served in an entertainment unit in Germany, where he was nicknamed the Harlem Hillbilly for singing country songs in R&B style. He developed an interest in comedy in the Army after expanding on a singing performance for other servicemen.

After his discharge he lived in Seattle, Washington and then Los Angeles, where he continued to work in clubs and was discovered by record producer Dootsie Williams. He recorded rhythm and blues songs for the Federal, Cash, Ball, Kent and Imperial labels between 1955 and 1962, and released his first comedy albums, Below the Belt (1959), The Beatnik Scene (1962), and A Comedian Is Born (1964).

By his own account, he was working at a record store in Hollywood in 1970 when he began hearing obscene stories of "Dolemite" recounted by a local man named Rico. Moore began recording the stories, and assumed the role of "Dolemite" in his club act and on recordings. In 1970–71 he recorded three albums of material, Eat Out More Often, This Pussy Belongs To Me, and The Dirty Dozens, where "with jazz and R&B musicians playing in the background, [Moore] would recite raunchy, sexually explicit rhymes that often had to do with pimps, prostitutes, players, and hustlers."

Moore was influenced by more mainstream comedians such as Red Foxx and Richard Pryor, as well as by traditions such as the Dozens. The recordings were usually made in Moore's own house, with friends in attendance to give a party atmosphere. The album covers and contents were often too racy to be put on display in record stores, but the records became popular through word of mouth and were highly successful in disadvantaged black American communities, where his "warped wit and anti-establishment outlook" were embraced.

Moore spent most of his earnings from the records to finance the movie Dolemite, which appeared in 1975 and has been described as "one of the great blaxploitation movies" of the 1970s. The character was "the ultimate ghetto hero: a bad dude, profane, skilled at kung-fu, dressed to kill and hell-bent on protecting the community from evil menaces. He was a pimp with a kung-fu-fighting clique of prostitutes and he was known for his sexual prowess."

The film was successful and was followed by sequels, The Human Tornado, The Monkey Hustle, and Petey Wheatstraw: The Devil's Son-in-Law. Moore continued to release albums that appealed to his enduring fanbase through the 1970s and 1980s, but little of his work reached the mainstream white audience. His "rapid-fire rhyming salaciousness exceeded the wildest excesses" of Foxx and Pryor, and his highly explicit style kept him off television and major films. At the same time, Moore often spoke in his church and regularly took his mother to the National Baptist Convention. He said that: "I wasn't saying dirty words just to say them... It was a form of art, sketches in which I developed ghetto characters who cursed. I don't want to be referred to as a dirty old man, rather a ghetto expressionist."

He came to be regarded as a major influence by many later rap stars. Snoop Dogg said: "Without Rudy Ray Moore, there would be no Snoop Dogg, and that's for real." Moore appeared on Big Daddy Kane's 1990 album Taste of Chocolate and 2 Live Crew's 1994 album Back at Your Ass for the Nine-4. On an episode of Martin titled "The Players Came Home," he appeared as himself in the Dolemite character. He also reprised his Dolemite character in an appearance on Snoop Dogg's 1999 album No Limit Top Dogg and Busta Rhymes' When Disaster Strikes... and Genesis.

In 2000, Moore starred in Big Money Hustlas, a movie created by and starring the hip hop group Insane Clown Posse, in which he played Dolemite for the first time in over 20 years. In 2006, Moore voice acted in the show Sons of Butcher, as Rudy in season 2. In 2008, he reprised the character Petey Wheatstraw on the song "I Live for the Funk," which featured Blowfly and Daniel Jordan. This marked the first time Blowfly and Rudy collaborated on the same record together—and the 30-year anniversary of the movie Petey Wheatstraw and was also the final recording Rudy made before his death.

On October 19, 2008, Moore died in Akron, Ohio, of complications from diabetes. He was never married; his mother, two brothers and one sister, daughter and grandchildren survived him.

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Ernie Hudson
Ernie Hudson
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Hy Pyke
Hy Pyke
(1 films)
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Filmographie de Rudy Ray Moore (14 films)

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Vampire Assassin, 1h30
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Thriller, Action, Horreur
Thèmes Vampire
Acteurs Mel Novak, Gerald Okamura, Rudy Ray Moore
Note16% 0.8221750.8221750.8221750.8221750.822175
When protagonist Derek Washington (Hall) was just a child, he witnessed his father's murder. Because of this, he became very afraid of blood. However, when a sting operation to find a counterfeiter named Gustoff Slovak (Mel Novak) goes wrong, Derek is forced to face his fear: blood. The operation backfires, resulting in a massacre that leaves Derek's team wiped out. Derek reaches the shocking conclusion that Slovak is actually a vampire, and joins forces with a weapons expert named Master Kao (Gerald Okamura). Kao is the last in a long line of vampire hunters, and agrees to train Derek in this ancient art of vampire slaying. However, in order to defeat Slovak, Derek must become a vampire assassin.
Lil' Pimp
Lil' Pimp (2005)
, 1h20
Réalisé par Mark Brooks
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Animation
Thèmes Sexualité, Erotique, Prostitution
Acteurs Lil' Kim, Mark Brooks, Bernie Mac, Ludacris, William Shatner, Danny Bonaduce
Rôle Mr Slippers (voice)
Note48% 2.4196552.4196552.4196552.4196552.419655
Le film raconte l'histoire d'un enfant nommé Lil' Pimp, sans amis - ou presque, son seul ami est une gerbille au langage vert nommée Wheathers - qui rencontre une prostituée, Sweet Chiffon, et son proxénète Jus de fruit.
Big Money Hustlas
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Policier
Thèmes La musique, Le hip-hop, Musique
Acteurs Violent J, Shaggy 2 Dope, Harland Williams, Floyd Vivino, Johnny Brennan, Rudy Ray Moore
Rôle Dolemite
Note56% 2.801312.801312.801312.801312.80131
Sugar Bear (Shaggy 2 Dope), a streetwise detective from San Francisco, is brought to New York City by its chief of police (John G. Brennan) to take down Big Baby Sweets (Violent J), a notorious crime lord who controls the entirety of the city's criminal underworld with his right-hand men Big Stank (Jamie Madrox) and Lil' Poot (Monoxide Child), and his personal security ninja Hack Benjamin (Robert Bruce). After getting a firsthand look at the police force's incompetence via Officer Harry Cox (Harland Williams), Sugar Bear prevents a robbery of a local doughnut shop by one of Big Baby Sweets' thugs, Ape Boy, and begins a romance with a 300-pound stripper, Missy (Sindee Williams).
Jackie's Back!, 2h
Réalisé par Robert Townsend
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Documentaire, Musical
Acteurs Jenifer Lewis, Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, Tangie Ambrose, Loretta Devine, David Hyde Pierce
Rôle Bad Guy in Coco Movie
Note69% 3.4917553.4917553.4917553.4917553.491755
Presented as a mockumentary, Jackie's Back chronicles the life and career of Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis), a 1960s/1970s R&B diva. After several years of toiling in obscurity, Washington decides to organize her own comeback concert with filmmaker Edward Whatsett St. John (Tim Curry) filming the event. The film also features numerous cameo appearances by celebrities.
B.A.P.S. (1997)
, 1h31
Réalisé par Robert Townsend
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action
Thèmes Féminisme, Politique, Buddy movie
Acteurs Halle Berry, Martin Landau, Ian William Richardson, Troy Beyer, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Pierre
Rôle Nate
Note47% 2.353982.353982.353982.353982.35398
Nisi et Mickey, deux amies originaires de l'état de Georgie, partent tenter leur chance à Hollywood. Lors d'une audition, le neveu de M. Blakemore, un réalisateur propose à Nisi de se faire passer pour la petite-fille de l'employée de maison noire dont Blakemore était jadis amoureux.
Penitentiary II, 1h48
Réalisé par Jamaa Fanaka
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Action
Thèmes La prison, Sport, Arts martiaux, La boxe
Acteurs Ernie Hudson, Glynn Turman, Tony Cox, Ren Woods, Mr. T, James Hawthorne
Rôle Husband
Note43% 2.1674452.1674452.1674452.1674452.167445
Martel « Too sweet » Gordone a obtenu une libération conditionnelle en remportant un tournoi de boxe en prison. Une condition de sa libération est qu'il travaille pour un promoteur de boxe. Gordone n'a aucun intérêt pour la boxe et veut vivre paisiblement, avec sa sœur et son mari qui soutiennent son désir de prendre un nouveau départ.
Disco Godfather, 1h33
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Policier
Thèmes La musique, Musique
Acteurs Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, Julius Carry, Keith David, James Hawthorne
Rôle Tucker Williams
Note52% 2.605952.605952.605952.605952.60595
Rudy Ray Moore incarne Tucker Williams, le propriétaire de la discothèque Blueberry Hill, dont il est la principale attraction. Cet ancien flic plein de bagout adore distribuer des baffes : aussi n’hésite-t-il pas à revenir aux affaires, quand son neveu devient accro à la poussière d’ange ! Plus sa lutte s’étend, plus Tucker réalise que Stinger et ses sbires sont aussi mortels que la drogue qu’ils revendent.
Petey Wheatstraw, 1h34
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Science-fiction, Comédie, Fantasy, Action, Horreur
Acteurs Rudy Ray Moore, Sy Richardson
Rôle Petey
Note60% 3.04653.04653.04653.04653.0465
Petey Wheatstraw (Rudy Ray Moore) is born during a great Miami hurricane, and after a difficult labor by his mother, emerges as a talking, diaper-wearing six-year-old boy who promptly attacks the doctor, and then his father for "disturbing me in my sleep every night." His mother puts him in his place, and names him "Petey Wheatstraw."
The Human Tornado, 1h48
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action
Acteurs Rudy Ray Moore, Ernie Hudson, Jack Kelly
Rôle Dolemite
Note59% 2.999282.999282.999282.999282.99928
Le nom de Rudy Ray Moore est à nouveau synonyme d'action, dans cette suite du cultissime Dolemite, où nous retrouvons notre héros en cavale, ayant à ses basques un sherif réac, qui l'a surpris au lit avec sa femme… Dans une folle course-poursuite qui le mène jusqu'à Los Angeles, Dolemite apprend que Queen Bee et ses guerrières kung-fu ne règnent plus sur l'univers des night-clubs. Elles ont été évincées par Cavaletti, un homme sans pitié qui fricote avec la Mafia… Au cours d’une scène que Rudy Ray décrit comme sensationnelle et sexationnelle, Dolemite découvre le repaire des méchants. S'ensuit une scène de castagne survoltée, où ces petites raclures vont se faire laminer.
Dolemite (1975)
, 1h30
Réalisé par D'Urville Martin
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Action, Policier
Acteurs Hy Pyke, Rudy Ray Moore, D'Urville Martin
Rôle Dolemite
Note56% 2.80262.80262.80262.80262.8026
Accusé à tort de trafic de drogue, Dolemite est enfermé depuis deux ans dans une cellule. Il se voit proposer un marché : il sera libéré s’il arrive à faire enfermer le trafiquant de drogue local...