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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

Jack Poppy
(1996)
How to Commit Marriage The Baba Ziba
(1969)
Car Wash The Mad Bomber
(1976)

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 / Happy Miller
- All Work and No Pay (1976) ... Happy
- Nurse Annie (1976) ... 'Happy' Miller
- Not My Bag (1975) ... Happy
- Get Me to the Church (1975) ... Happy Miller
- Pilot (1975)
 1975 Foreplay
Professor Irwin Corey
 1969 How to Commit Marriage
The Baba Ziba (as Professor Irwin Corey)
 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
 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 in "Happy as Larry" on Broadway. Musical fantasy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Groucho Marx once said that religion is the opiate of the people. I say that when religion outlives its usefulness, then opium will be the opiate. Ah, that's not a bad idea. See more »

Trivia:

Standup comic and occasional character actor (most notably in Car Wash (1976) and I'm Not Rappaport (1996)) who got his big break at San Francisco's legendary "hungry i" nightclub. His comic specialty was as a crazy professor delivering double-talk lectures. 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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