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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1961 Matt Johnson, lead singer of The The, was born in London.
15th August 1950 Princess Anne, was born in St James Palace, London.
15th August 1946 Comedy actor and presenter Tony Robinson was born in Homerton, London.
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
15th August 1858 Childrens author Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, London.
Dudley Moore was born here
This is where a young Dudley Moore lived.
Location: 14 Monmouth Road, Dagenham
Description: Actor, Comedian and pianist Dudley Moore (1935-2002) was born here on 19th April 1935 and lived here until 1942 when they were forced out due to the bombing in the war.
Dudley attended Green Lane School (now Henry Green Primary School) followed by Dagenham County High in Parsloes Avenue. He won an organ scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford and later joined the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe in 1960. He shot to stardom however with the much loved partnership and double-act with Peter Cook as Dud and Pete in the TV series Not Only... But Also.
Dudley later starred in Hollywood films 10 and Arthur (for which he was nominated for an Oscar). He was appointed CBE in 2001 and died in 2002.