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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th April 1946 Christopher Fry's Phoenix too Frequent, premieres in London
25th April 1944 Strictly star Len Goodman was born in Bethnal Green.
25th April 1896 Sidney Jones and Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London
25th April 1660 London Convention Parliament begins
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.