Jimmy Moore, a championship billiards player and technical adviser to films involving the sport, died Nov. 17 in Albuquerque, N.M., of natural causes. He was 89.
“Cowboy” Jimmy Moore won the National Invitational Professional Pocket Billiards Championship in New York in 1965. Nineteen years later, when he was 74, he won the Legends of Pocket Billiards competition on ESPN.
He picked up billiards as a teenager in Detroit, winning four Michigan state titles. In 1958, he beat Luther “Wimpy” Lassiter for the national title.
Moore later served as a technical adviser for pool-playing scenes in TV shows including “My Living Doll,” starring Bob Cummings and Julie Newmar, and films including Jerry Lewis’ “The Family Jewels” (1965).