Romantic Comedy

As was the case with many celebrities, I first came to know who Dudley Moore was because he appeared on The Muppet Show. The short in statue Brit was practically a Muppet himself, yet he became the somewhat unlikely go-to guy for many romantic comedies in the late 70’s and early 80’s. In 1983 he…

Best Defense

In 1984, Eddie Murphy ended up being the king of the box office. The December release of Beverly Hills Cop eventually managed to nudge out Ghostbusters as the biggest moneymaker of the year. But Murphy had appeared in another film in 1984. Released in the summer, it was actually a starring vehicle for Dudley Moore,…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Is it me, or does anyone else out there find the characters from the Broadway musical Cats to be a bit scary.  I mean, you have these human/feline hybrids prancing around the stage wiggling their jazz hands with this makeup that resembles what you might get out of a state fair facepainting booth.  Sorry, but…