Irving J. Moore, a television director whose career spanned more than three decades and included many episodes of “Dynasty” and the top-rated “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of “Dallas,” has died. He was 74.
A longtime Sherman Oaks resident, Moore died Friday of heart failure, said his son, Joseph Moore of Calabasas.
Born in Chicago, Moore was raised in Hollywood. He joined Columbia Pictures as a messenger in the early 1950s and worked his way up to assistant director.
His first directing job was an episode of “Tales of the Texas Rangers,” which led to a steady career directing shows such as “Rawhide,” “77 Sunset Strip,” “Gunsmoke,” “The Wild, Wild West” and “Perry Mason.”
In later years, Moore directed episodes of “Logan’s Run,” “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams” and “Eight is Enough” before turning to “Dallas” and “Dynasty.” Moore’s final directing credit came for a four-hour ABC miniseries in 1991 that brought back the warring Carrington clan of “Dynasty” in humbler circumstances.
In addition to his son, Moore is survived by his wife of 37 years, Shirlee; daughters Kristine Byron of Chatsworth and Kimberlee Moore of Canoga Park, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Groman-Eden Mortuary, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. Donations may be made in Moore’s name to the Estelle Doheny Eye Institute, 1450 San Pablo St., Los Angeles 90033.