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Irwin Corey (1914–2017)


Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority," was born on July 29, 1914, in Brooklyn, New York. He and his five siblings were wards of the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum, and during the Great Depression, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corp. Possessing brawn as well as brains, Professor Irwin Corey is proud to tell anyone who ... See full bio »

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Known For

Chatterbox!
Chatterbox! Himself
(1977)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest / Himself
(1962-1972)
The Comeback Trail
(1982)

Filmography

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 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Charlie (as Professor Irwin Corey)
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
Sol
 1996 Jack
Poppy
 1989 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Professor Irwin Corey
- Episode #2.10 (1989) ... Professor Irwin Corey
 1989 That's Adequate
D.W. Godilla
 1986 The Perils of P.K. (as Prof. Irwin Corey)
 1984 Crackers
Lazzarelli
 1982 Stuck on You!
Judge Gabriel (as Professor Irwin Corey)
 1978 Fairy Tales
Dr. Eyes (as 'Professor' Irwin Corey)
 1977 Thieves
Joe Kaminsky
 1976 Car Wash
The Mad Bomber (as Prof. Irwin Corey)
 1975-1976 Doc (TV Series)
Happy / 'Happy' Miller
- All Work and No Pay (1976) ... Happy
- Nurse Annie (1976) ... 'Happy' Miller
- Not My Bag (1975) ... Happy
 1975 Foreplay
Professor Irwin Corey
 1969 How to Commit Marriage
The Baba Ziba (as Professor Irwin Corey)
 1964-1965 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Guest / Game Show Panelist / It Pays to be Ignorant Sketch / ...
- Episode #3.25 (1965) ... Guest / Game Show Panelist
- Episode #3.21 (1965) ... Guest / It Pays to be Ignorant Sketch
- It Pays to Be Ignorant (1964) ... Guest / Panel Show Sketch
 1959 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Chester Hilton
- Bilko's Grand Hotel (1959) ... Chester Hilton
 1958 Omnibus (TV Series)
Dirty Joe
- Mrs. McThing (1958) ... Dirty Joe
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
The Hobo (1981)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Dirty Joe") in "Mrs. McThing" on Broadway. Comedy/fantasy. Written by Mary Chase. Background music (played on the Theremin) by Mischa Tulin. Scenic Design / Lighting Design by Lester Polakov. Directed by Joseph Buloff. Martin Beck Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 25 Mar 1952-1 Nov 1952, then moved to The... See more »

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2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

'Professor' Irwin Corey | Prof. Irwin Corey | Professor Irwin Corey

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Milton Berle] I don't know how people thought he was so funny. Compared to others he was, so far as I was concerned, a lightweight. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 119-120. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

Trademark:

Always wore a tux with tails, a la Groucho Marx, with gym shoes

Nickname:

The World's Foremost Authority

Star Sign:

Leo

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