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Wendell Corey

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Wendell Reid Corey (March 20, 1914 – November 8, 1968) was an American actor and politician. He was born in Dracut, Massachusetts, the son of Milton Rothwell Corey (October 24, 1879 – October 23, 1951) and Julia Etta McKenney (April 11, 1882 – June 16, 1947). His father was a Congregationalist clergyman. Wendell was educated in Springfield. Corey began his acting career on the stage, doing a number of productions in summer stock. While appearing with a Works Progress Administration theatre company in the late 1930s, he met his future wife, Alice Wiley. Corey and Wiley had one son and three daughters, Jonathan, Jennifer, Bonnie Alice, and Robin. His Broadway debut was in Comes the Revelation (1942). After appearing in a number of supporting roles, he scored his first hit as a cynical newspaperman in Elmer Rice's comedy Dream Girl (1945). While appearing in the play, Corey was seen by producer Hal Wallis, who persuaded him to sign a contract with Paramount and pursue a motion picture career in Hollywood. His movie debut came as a gangster in Desert Fury (1947) starring John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, and Mary Astor. Corey appeared in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster, and a year later as Janet Leigh's fiancé in the Robert Mitchum romantic comedy Holiday Affair. He co-starred with Stanwyck twice more in 1950 in The File on Thelma Jordon and The Furies, and also opposite Joan Crawford in Harriet Craig, which was released the same year. Corey's memorable roles include that of a detective in Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954) starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. He appeared in The Big Knife (1955) starring Jack Palance, Ida Lupino and Shelley Winters, The Rainmaker (1956) starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn and Loving You (1957) starring Elvis Presley and Lizabeth Scott. He starred with Casey Walters in the television series Harbor Command (1957–1958), co-starred on The Nanette Fabray Show (1961), and had the lead role in the medical drama The Eleventh Hour (1962–1963). With Fabray, Corey played a widower who married Fabray's character. Bobby Diamond also starred in the short-lived series. In The Eleventh Hour, Corey appeared as Dr. Theodore Bassett, co-starring with Jack Ging in the role of psychologist Paul Graham. In the second season of The Eleventh Hour, however, Corey was replaced by Ralph Bellamy, who assumed the role of psychiatrist Richard Starke. Corey made guest appearances on a number of programs, including Target: The Corruptors!, Channing, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Untouchables, Burke's Law, Perry Mason, The Road West, and The Wild Wild West. Corey served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1961 to 1963 and was a member of the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild. A Republican campaigner in national politics since 1956, Corey was elected to the Santa Monica City Council in April 1965. The conservative politician ran for the California seat in the United States Congress in 1966, but lost the primary election. He was still a councilman at the time of his death. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Wendell Corey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 20, 1914 In Dracut, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
54
First Appeared:
In the movie Desert Fury 1947-08-15
Latest Project:
Movie The Astro-Zombies 1968-05-19
Known For
Poster of Cyborg 2087
Poster of Loving You
Poster of Man-Eater of Kumaon
Filmography
Movie The Astro-Zombies Holman 1968-05-19
Movie Buckskin Rep Marlowe 1968-05-01
Movie Red Tomahawk Sy Elkins 1967-01-01
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie Women of the Prehistoric Planet Adm. David King 1966-04-14
Movie Agent for H.A.R.M. Jim Graff 1966-01-05
Movie Waco Sam Stone 1966-09-01
Movie Cyborg 2087 Sheriff 1966-10-01
Movie Picture Mommy Dead Lawyer Clayborn 1966-11-02
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Movie Broken Sabre Major Whitcomb 1965-03-28
Series The Wild Wild West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie Blood on the Arrow Clint Mailer 1964-10-11
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Alias Jesse James Jesse James 1959-03-20
Series Peck's Bad Girl Steve Peck 1959-05-05
Movie The Light in the Forest Wilse Owens 1958-07-08
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Loving You Walter (Tex) Warner 1957-07-09
Series Harbor Command 1957-10-11
Movie The Killer Is Loose Leon 'Foggy' Poole 1956-03-02
Movie The Bold and the Brave Dave Fairchild 1956-01-04
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie The Rack Maj. Sam Moulton 1956-11-02
Movie The Rainmaker Deputy Sheriff J.S. File 1956-12-13
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie The Big Knife Smiley Coy 1955-10-25
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Hell's Half Acre Chet Chester, aka Randy Williams 1954-06-01
Movie Rear Window Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle 1954-08-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Movie Laughing Anne Capt. Davidson 1953-09-01
Movie Jamaica Run Todd Dacey 1953-04-21
Movie The Wild North Constable Pedley 1952-02-22
Movie My Man and I Ansel Ames 1952-09-05
Movie Carbine Williams Capt. H.T. Peoples 1952-05-01
Movie The Great Missouri Raid Frank James 1951-02-01
Movie Rich, Young and Pretty Jim Stauton Rogers 1951-07-09
Movie The Wild Blue Yonder Capt. Harold Calvert 1951-12-05
Movie The File on Thelma Jordon Cleve Marshall 1950-01-18
Series Your Show of Shows Unknown 1950-02-25
Movie Harriet Craig Walter Craig 1950-11-02
Movie No Sad Songs for Me Bradford 'Brad' Scott 1950-04-27
Movie The Furies Rip Darrow 1950-08-16
Movie The Accused Lt. Ted Dorgan 1949-01-14
Movie Any Number Can Play Robbin Elcott 1949-07-15
Movie Holiday Affair Carl Davis 1949-12-24
Movie The Search Jerry Fisher 1948-03-26
Movie Sorry, Wrong Number Dr. Philip Alexander 1948-09-24
Movie Man-Eater of Kumaon Dr. John Collins 1948-11-08
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Desert Fury Johnny Ryan 1947-08-15
Movie I Walk Alone Dave 1947-12-31