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Rudy Ray Moore

17 March 1927 to 18 October 2008

A comedian and singer who styled himself 'the Godfather of rap', Moore parlayed his underground popularity into cult screen success with the self-funded, commercially successful feature Dolemite (1975). A raunchy, unapologetically politically incorrect performer, he reprised the Dolemite character in The Human Tornado (1976) and Big Money Hustlas (2000).

- Read Rudy Ray Moore's Times Obituary
- Read Rudy Ray Moore's Guardian Obituary