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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th April 1945 Born today: Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)
20th April 1906 Australian wombat, oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26.
20th April 1904 George Bernard Shaw's Candida, premieres in London
20th April 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus
20th April 1715 Nicholas Rowe's Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray, premieres in 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.