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Tim Moore (comedian)

Tim Moore as George "Kingfish" Stevens
Amos 'n' Andy television show, August, 1951.
Personal information
Birth nameHarry Roscoe Moore
Birth dateDecember 9, 1887
Place of birthRock Island, Illinois, U.S.
Date of deathDecember 13, 1958(age 71)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
SpouseHester Moore (?-1915)
Gertrude Moore (?-1934)
Benzonia Davis Moore
Vivian Gravens Moore

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Tim Moore (December 9, 1887 - December 13, 1958) was a celebrated African-American vaudevillian and comic actor of the first half of the 20th century. He gained his greatest recognition in the starring role of George "Kingfish" Stevens in the CBS television series, Amos 'n' Andy. He proudly stated, "I've made it a point never to tell a joke on stage that I couldn't tell in front of my mother."

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