Alvy Moore, veteran character actor who appeared numerous times on film, TV and the stage but is perhaps best remembered as Hank Kimball on the hit TV series “Green Acres,” died of heart failure May 4 at his home in Palm Desert. He was 75.
Moore, a native of Indiana, majored in drama and theater arts at Indiana State Teacher’s College. Following World War II service in the U.S. Marine Corps, including the battle of Iwo Jima, Moore returned to college and continued courses in drama and radio.
Legit credits include “Hot Turkey at Midnight,” “How the Other Half Lives” and “Mr. Roberts” (with Henry Fonda).
Moore also appeared in a bevy of TV shows such as “Playhouse 90,” “Matinee Theatre,” “The Munsters,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Surfside 6,” “Superior Court” and “The Jackie Thomas Show.”
Feature film credits include “Susan Slept Here,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “A Boy and His Dog,” “The Witchmaker” and “The Wackiest Ship in the Army.”
Moore is survived by his wife, Carolyn; a son; two daughters including Janet, the national marketing coordinator for Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Donations in Moore’s name may be sent to the Motion Picture Mothers Inc., c/o Gail Wass, 11733 Valley Crest Road, Studio City, CA 91604.