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Director, 'Rebel' actor Corey Allen dies at 75

Director, 'Rebel' actor Corey Allen dies at 75
Corey Allen, who fatally challenged James Dean to a "chicken race" in the 1955 film classic "Rebel Without a Cause" before embarking on a career as a prolific TV director, died June 27 of natural causes in Hollywood, two days before his 76th birthday.

With the May 29 death of his longtime friend Dennis Hopper, Allen was briefly the last surviving member of the "Rebel" main cast. He played Buzz Gunderson, one of the pic's antagonistic tough guys in a leather jacket.

Allen collected an Emmy Award for a 1983 episode of "Hill Street Blues" after being nominated for another series episode two years earlier. He earned a CableACE award in 1984 for an episode of "Paper Chase" and received DGA TV noms for his work on "The Streets of San Francisco" and "Hill Street Blues."

As an actor, the ruggedly handsome Cleveland native also appeared in 1958 films "Darby's Rangers" and "Party Girl" (also directed
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More Than a 'Coach'

Craig T. Nelson, perhaps still most identified with the comically oafish and bumbling title character on "Coach" (1989–97), insists his lifelong career on television has in no way curtailed other options. More to the point, making TV his base of operation was his choice. "I have had to feed a family, and the best way to do that was to do television," he says. On March 2 he will be seen on a new NBC series, "Parenthood," co-starring Lauren Graham and Peter Krause. Nelson plays Zeek Braverman, a macho, traditionalist grandfather in a totally dysfunctional and very contemporary family."The script was just great," says Nelson. "It's sophisticated and funny, and the cast is extraordinary. When I heard them read, I realized just how remarkable they all were. The actors, directors, and the character I'll play are all considerations. But it's predominantly the story that draws me to a project."Whatever the role,
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