DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Tim Moore (aged 71)
-American actor (The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show)
Tim Moore (December 9, 1887 – December 13, 1958) was an 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 TV’s The Amos ‘n’ Andy Show. 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.”
DEATH: Moore died at age 71 on December 13, 1958 of pulmonary tuberculosis in Los Angeles, four days after his birthday. There was no money to pay for his hospital care or for his funeral, Moore having received his final $65.00 residual payment from Amos ‘n’ Andyin January 1958. At one time, Moore had made $700 per week.