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Irving J. Moore
General Information
Born: April 7, 1918
Birthplace: Chicago, IL, U.S.
Died: (1993-07-02) July 2, 1993 (age 25)
Deathplace: , Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter
Years active: 1953-1991
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (first series)
Episodes appeared in
/involved with:
Director, 52 in series

Irving J. Moore (born April 7, 1918-died July 2, 1993) was an American television director originally from Chicago, Illinois. He was known primarily for work in two nighttime soap operas, Dallas and ]]Wikipedia:Dynasty|Dynasty]] as well as segments of such other series as Gunsmoke and ABC-TV's Eight is Enough.[1]


His first directorial job was the TV show Tales of the Texas Rangers followed by “Tightrope.[2]

From 1977-1981, Moore directed fifteen segments of Dick Van Patten's hour-long family drama/comedy, Eight Is Enough, the last having been "The Last Little Telethon in Sacramento". From 1978-1991, he directed fifty-two segments of Dallas, his last having been "Designing Women." His best known directing on Dallas was the 1980 episode, "A House Divided", better known for the advertising campaign, "Who shot J. R.?", a cliffhanger segment which caused viewers through the summer to guess at the culprit who attacked the detested J.R. Ewing, the Larry Hagman character.[3]

From 1981-1988, Moore directed fifty-eight episodes of Dynasty, the last having been "A Touch of Sable". He also handled duties of one or a few episodes of such programs as James Arness's other western, ABC-TV's How the West Was Won and Walter Brennan's The Guns of Will Sonnett]], both on ABC, and CBS's The Doris Day Show, The Andros Targets, and Lou Grant.[1] [4]

In 1983, Moore directed the television movie, Making of a Male Model, starring Jon Erik Hexum and Joan Collins, who played Alexis Carrington on Dynasty.[4]

In 1991, Moore's final directing credit was the four-hour ABC miniseries revival of the Carrington clan of "Dynasty."


Irving died of a heart attack at the age of seventy-four in Sherman Oaks, California.[2]


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