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Charles R. Moore

Charles R. Moore (April 23, 1893, Chicago, Illinois - July 20, 1947, Los Angeles, California) was a Negro actor who appeared in over 100 films in his acting career, and was sometimes credited as Charles Moore or Charlie Moore Moore played small parts such as servants, bootblacks, elevator operators, menial laborers, and, especially, railroad porters and Red Caps. Film buffs may remember him in Meet John Doe where he played the City Hall janitor trying to smoke a cigar while washing the floor on the Christmas Eve that John Doe has threatened to jump off the building. Moore was part of Preston Sturges' unofficial "stock company" of character actors, appearing in six of Sturges' films. In Sullivan's Travels, Moore had a memorable moment as the chef who is propelled headfirst through the roof of the land yacht during the chase scene. Moore was also a dancer, but that skill was not often called for in his film appearances.

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Apr 23, 1893 In Chicago - Illinois - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Divorcee 1930-04-19
Latest Project:
Movie The Sin of Harold Diddlebock 1947-04-04
Known For
Poster of The Little Foxes
Poster of Adventure in Sahara
Poster of Professor Beware
Poster of It's A Small World
Movie The Sin of Harold Diddlebock Bootblack (uncredited) 1947-04-04
Movie Suddenly It's Spring Charlie 1947-02-13
Movie Dixie News Vendor (uncredited) 1943-06-23
Movie Son of Dracula Matthew 1943-10-05
Movie True to Life Gabe the Butler 1943-12-24
Movie This Gun for Hire Pullman Waiter (uncredited) 1942-04-24
Movie The Palm Beach Story Colored Porter 1942-08-28
Movie Sunset Serenade Sam 1942-09-14
Movie I Married a Witch Rufus - Samuel's Servant (uncredited) 1942-10-30
Movie Sleepers West 1941-03-14
Movie Blonde Inspiration Elevator Operator (uncredited) 1941-02-07
Movie Second Chorus Sam - Elevator Operator (uncredited) 1941-01-03
Movie Desert Bandit T-Bone Jones 1941-05-24
Movie Sullivan's Travels Colored Chef 1941-11-30
Movie Kansas Cyclone T-Bone (as Charles Moore) 1941-06-24
Movie Jesse James at Bay Mose 1941-10-17
Movie The Little Foxes Simon 1941-08-29
Movie The Great McGinty McGinty's Valet (uncredited) 1940-08-01
Movie So You Won't Talk? Bootblack 1940-10-02
Movie Maryland 1940-07-19
Movie Two Girls on Broadway Porter at Bus Station (uncredited) 1940-04-19
Movie Christmas in July Porter in Maxford's Office (uncredited) 1940-10-25
Movie Tin Pan Alley Porter at Railroad Station (uncredited) 1940-11-29
Movie The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date Sam - Carriage Driver 1940-11-02
Movie Southward Ho Skeeter 1939-03-19
Movie Big Town Czar Ray 1939-05-03
Movie Only Angels Have Wings Charlie - Waiter 1939-05-15
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Porter (uncredited) 1939-10-19
Movie Doctor Rhythm Tooter, the Chauffeur 1938-05-06
Movie God's Step Children School Superintent 1938-01-01
Movie Professor Beware Bootblack 1938-07-29
Movie Start Cheering Train Porter 1938-03-03
Movie Spring Madness Excited Porter in Diner 1938-11-11
Movie Kentucky Stable Swipe 1938-12-30
Movie Adventure in Sahara Gungadin 1938-11-15
Movie 36 Hours to Kill Red Cap 1936-07-24
Movie College Holiday Red-Cap Porter 1936-12-19
Movie The Accusing Finger Black Prisoner 1936-11-17
Movie It's A Small World Doorman (uncredited) 1935-04-12
Movie Diamond Jim Cook 1935-09-01
Movie Page Miss Glory The Porter (uncredited) 1935-09-07
Movie Manhattan Melodrama Black Man in Speakeasy 1934-05-04
Movie He Was Her Man Manhattan Turkish Bath Attendant 1934-06-16
Movie Girl Missing Elevator Operator (uncredited) 1933-03-04
Movie Fast Workers Liar Fined in Court (Uncredited) 1933-03-10
Movie Million Dollar Legs Porter (uncredited) 1932-07-08
Movie The Divorcee First Porter Opening Window (uncredited) 1930-04-19
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