Tommie Moore (December 2, 1917 – August 17, 2004) was an actor in theater, film, and television. She was born Pretty Tomiwitta Moore and shortened her name, though she was sometimes credited as Tomiwitta Moore.
She traveled to New York to go to dramatic school, but instead became a page girl at the Cotton Club. One of her job duties was to escort W.C. Handy on and off the stage.
Moore toured in the starring role in a touring production of Claudia in 1946. She left Claudia for the original theatrical production of Beggar's Holiday the same year playing Tawdry Audrey. In the production, she had to run across the stage in a two-handkerchief bathing suit.
She performed as part of the chorus of three (with Eartha Kitt and Helena Hughes) in Orson Welles' production of The Blessed and the Damned in Paris in 1950. Both Beggar's Holiday and The Blessed and the Damned in Paris had music by Duke Ellington.
In her film career, she received positive notice for her role in The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957); a Variety review called her a "standout" and Ebony magazine profiled her around the time of the film's release.
She appeared on television shows The Amos 'n Andy Show and Bourbon Street Beat.
- Mystery in Swing (1940) as Mae Carroll
- Broken Strings (1940) as Mary
- That Man of Mine (1946) as Honey Diamond
- The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957) as Trixie Budlong
- Band of Angels (1957) as Dollie
- Gangsters on the Loose (1937)
- Spirit of Youth (1938) (uncredited)
- Stormy Weather (1943) (uncredited)
- Cabin in the Sky (1943) (uncredited)
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- "Fairy Opera Tells Story of Kindness". The Pasadena Post. 1927-12-17. p. 3. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
- "Movie Features Blossoming Star: Tommie Moore gets 'gratifying' role in film story of modern correction school." Ebony. Nov 1957, Vol. 13, Issue 1, p 93-96.
- "Tommie Moore, Actress and Model, Leaves on Tour of "Claudia" for Negro Drama Gp". The New York Age. 1946-10-12. p. 10. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
- "Legitimate: Colored 'Claudia' Set For Another Tour." Variety. Vol. 164, Iss. 3, (Sep 25, 1946): pg. 57.
- "Large audience enjoys 'Claudia'". Newspapers.com. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
- "Claudia". The Pittsburgh Courier. 1946-12-07. p. 18. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
- "Tommie Moore". Playbill.
- Jr, Bernard L. Peterson (October 25, 1993). A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9780313064548 – via Google Books. Search this book on
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- "Stage Seen". The Detroit Tribune. 1947-03-01. p. 5. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
- Callow, Simon (2016-04-05). Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band. Penguin. ISBN 978-0-698-19553-0. Search this book on
- Hajdu, David (1996-06-28). Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-374-19438-3. Search this book on
- "Legitimate: Plays Abroad - The Blessed and the Damned." Variety. Vol. 179, Iss. 4, (Jul 5, 1950): pg. 52.
- "The Green-Eyed Blonde." Picturegoer. Vol. 35, Iss. 1191, (Mar 1, 1958): p. 15.
- "The Green-Eyed Blonde." Variety. Vol. 209, Iss. 2, (Dec 11, 1957): pg. 6, 14.
- Company, Johnson Publishing (June 25, 1959). "Jet". Johnson Publishing Company – via Google Books.
- "Pasadena Red Cross Election". The Los Angeles Times. 1977-06-23. p. 256. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
- Tommie Moore on IMDb
- Tommie Moore at the British Film Institute
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