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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:
63
First Appeared:
In the movie Desert Fury 1947-08-15
Latest Project:
Movie The Astro-Zombies 1968-05-19
Known For
Poster of The Astro-Zombies
Poster of Hell's Half Acre
Poster of Carbine Williams
Poster of The Search
Filmography

The Astro-Zombies (1968)

Horror Science Fiction Crime
Movie
as Holman
4.1 11 votes

Buckskin (1968)

Western
Movie
as Rep Marlowe
2 1 votes

Red Tomahawk (1967)

Western
Movie
as Sy Elkins

The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967)

Western
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Waco (1966)

Action Romance Western
Movie
2 1 votes

Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Jim Graff
1.2 3 votes

Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)

Adventure Science Fiction Action
Movie
as Adm. David King
2.3 4 votes

Cyborg 2087 (1966)

Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Sheriff
5.3 3 votes

Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

Horror
Movie
as Lawyer Clayborn
5 1 votes

Broken Sabre (1965)

Western
Movie
as Major Whitcomb

Branded (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
8.2 5 votes

Run for Your Life (1965)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

The Wild Wild West (1965)

Western Drama Comedy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
7.9 13 votes

Blood on the Arrow (1964)

Western
Movie
as Clint Mailer

Burke's Law (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 4 votes

The Eleventh Hour (1962)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

The New Breed (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Target: The Corruptors! (1961)

Series
as Unknown

Westinghouse Playhouse (1961)

Comedy
Series
as Dan McGovern

Bus Stop (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Alias Jesse James (1959)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Jesse James
7 4 votes

Peck's Bad Girl (1959)

Comedy
Series
as Steve Peck

The Light in the Forest (1958)

Adventure Drama Romance
Movie
as Wilse Owens
8 2 votes

Loving You (1957)

Drama Music Romance
Movie
as Walter (Tex) Warner
4.6 9 votes

Harbor Command (1957)

Drama
Series

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.8 21 votes

The Killer Is Loose (1956)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Leon 'Foggy' Poole
7.2 5 votes

The Bold and the Brave (1956)

War Drama History
Movie
as Dave Fairchild

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1956)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

The Rack (1956)

War Drama Romance
Movie
as Maj. Sam Moulton
3.5 4 votes

The Rainmaker (1956)

Comedy Romance Western
Movie
as Deputy Sheriff J.S. File
6 17 votes

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Mystery Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.7 40 votes

The Big Knife (1955)

Drama
Movie
as Smiley Coy
5.9 10 votes

The 20th Century Fox Hour (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Rear Window (1954)

Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle
8 1066 votes

Hell's Half Acre (1954)

Drama Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Chet Chester, aka Randy Williams
5.3 3 votes

Climax! (1954)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Unknown
6.7 10 votes

Jamaica Run (1953)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Todd Dacey

Laughing Anne (1953)

Adventure
Movie
as Capt. Davidson
5 1 votes

The Wild North (1952)

Western
Movie
as Constable Pedley

Carbine Williams (1952)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Capt. H.T. Peoples
7.1 7 votes

My Man and I (1952)

Drama
Movie
as Ansel Ames

The Great Missouri Raid (1951)

Western
Movie
as Frank James
6 1 votes

Rich, Young and Pretty (1951)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Jim Stauton Rogers

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1951)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

The Wild Blue Yonder (1951)

War Drama
Movie
as Capt. Harold Calvert

Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Cleve Marshall
6.2 6 votes

Your Show of Shows (1950)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Harriet Craig (1950)

Drama
Movie
as Walter Craig
7.3 5 votes

No Sad Songs for Me (1950)

Drama
Movie
as Bradford 'Brad' Scott
6 1 votes

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Furies (1950)

Drama Western Romance
Movie
as Rip Darrow
6.9 11 votes

Any Number Can Play (1949)

Drama
Movie
as Robbin Elcott
5.5 3 votes

The Accused (1949)

Crime
Movie
as Lt. Ted Dorgan
5.2 3 votes

Holiday Affair (1949)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Carl Davis
6.6 14 votes

The Search (1948)

Drama War
Movie
as Jerry Fisher
6.7 12 votes

I Walk Alone (1948)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as Dave
6.3 9 votes

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Alexander
6.8 30 votes

Westinghouse Studio One (1948)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948)

Adventure
Movie
as Dr. John Collins

Desert Fury (1947)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Johnny Ryan
3.3 2 votes