He acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "Sweet Bird of Youth," at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Irene Worth CBE and Christopher Walken. Laura Crow was costume designer, Lowell Achziger lighting designer, and direction was by Edward Sherin.
Did You Know?
According to his son, Chief Coroner Wally Nydorf on Hill Street Blues
(1981) was Corley's favorite role. It even garnered him praise from Laurence Olivier
, who personally phoned Corley to tell him that "that's the finest television acting I have ever witnessed".