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Ron Moody Dies

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Ron Moody Dies

The actor Ron Moody has died aged 91.  He was a fantastic actor but will best be remembered for his role as Fagin in Oliver which he played in both the film and on the London stage.l
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cyrilclark1
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50+ years ago I saw Ron Moody perform as a stand-up comedian in the Room at the Top, Ilford - anyone remember that night club?
Among the audience was an inebriated lady who constantly heckled his performance.
After several minutes of interruptions, Ron Moody approached her table and said, 'The difference between you and me is that I get paid to do the jokes.'
Exit a rather chastened lady and her escort assisted by a waiter.
Ron Moody was a brilliant actor and comedian. Olav ha-sholom.

 
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Room at the Top - that goes back a few years Wink wasn't it above Harrison and Gibson?
valart
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I met him in Woolies in Southgate a long time ago a real gent
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RIP Ron Moody.  Sad
I've just read that he was the first choice to play the third doctor in Doctor Who after Patrick Troughton but turned the role down which then went to Jon Pertwee instead. I never knew that!
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Quote from: artmo
Room at the Top - that goes back a few years Wink wasn't it above Harrison and Gibson?

Yes it was above Harrison & Gibsons store. The store was destroyed during a fire in 1959. Not long after it was rebuilt I had a free night out at the club with a pal who worked at the store.
Room at the Top was quite posh then - it's still going strong but judging by some of the comments I have seen it is now past its best.