Irwin Corey Biography
Irwin Corey was an American film actor, activist and a comedian who is most known for his unscripted style of stand up- comedy at the San Francisco club entitled the hungry i. Lenny Bruce. Further, he is famous for playing the role of Abou Ben atom in the Broadway musical, Flahooley along with Yma Sumac, Barbara Cook, and Bil and Cora Baird Marionettes.
Irwin Corey Early Life and Education
Irwin Corey was born on July 29, 1914, in New York, the U.S. As far as his ethnicity is concerned he belongs to White American and holds the American nationality.
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As Corey was raised in a middle-class family, he along with his five other siblings was forced to be in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York.He attended Belmont High School and then joined Golden Gloves boxing champion.
Irwin Corey Career
The proficient comedian, Irwin Corey was enrolled in support of Cuban children, American Communist Party and Mumia Abu-Jamal and was blacklisted in the 1990s effects which he even stated lingered throughout the life. He first got a job writing and performing in Pins and Needles. Later he was fired from the job and then he started working in New Faces of 1943.
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Additionally, he appeared as Abou Ben Atom, the Genie in the Broadway musical entitled Flahooley along with Bil and Cora Baird Marionettes, Barbara Cook and Yma Sumac. He then featured on the several television shows as a lead actor. He featured in an episode of The Phil Silvers Show.
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Frequently he appeared as a guest comic on variety shows and on several game shows during the 1960s and 1970s. He also appeared on The Steve Allen Show and later on guest starred on the show, The Donald O’Connor Show. Moreover, he has featured in numerous Broadway productions which include a gravedigger in a production of Hamlet.
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— Irwin & Fran (@IrwinFran1) April 9, 2016
Irwin Corey Personal Life
The talented comedian, Irwin Corey was a happily married man. He was married to Frances Berman Corey for 70 years. The duo was blessed with two children; Late Margaret Davis and Richard Corey.
Margaret is an actress whereas Richard is a painter. Besides that Irwin and Frances was blessed with two grandsons; Amadeo Corey and Corey Meister.
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Corey’s wife, Frances died in May 2011. Recently in 2017 he also died at the age of 102 at his own apartment with his son Richard at his side.
Irwin Corey Net Worth
Corey was living a lavish life. He has earned an astonishing amount of salary from his professional acting career. Moreover, he also had an 1840 carriage house on East 36th street which he sold it at $3.5 million.