Wendell Corey

Wendell Corey

  • Born on
    • March 20th, 1914
  • Died on
    • November 8th, 1968
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wendell Reid Corey (March 20, 1914 – November 8, 1968) was an American actor and politician. He began his acting career on the stage, doing a number of productions in summer stock. 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). He starred with Casey Walters in the television series Harbor Command (1957–1958), co-starred on The Nanette Fabray Show (1961), and, during its first season, had the lead role in the medical drama The Eleventh Hour (1962–1963). 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. He 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.

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Acting (26 Credits)

1968The Astro-Zombies as Holman
1966Women of the Prehistoric Planet as Adm. David King
1966Agent for H.A.R.M. as Jim Graff
1966Picture Mommy Dead as Lawyer Clayborn
1964Blood on the Arrow as Clint Mailer
1959Alias Jesse James as Jesse James
1958The Light in the Forest as Wilse Owens
1957Loving You as Walter (Tex) Warner
1956The Rack as Maj. Sam Moulton
1956The Killer Is Loose as Leon 'Foggy' Poole
1956The Rainmaker as Deputy Sheriff J.S. File
1955The Big Knife as Smiley Coy
1954Hell's Half Acre as Chet Chester, aka Randy Williams
1954Rear Window as Det. Lt. Thomas J. Doyle
1952The Wild North as Constable Pedley
1952Carbine Williams as Capt. H.T. Peoples
1950The Furies as Rip Darrow
1950Harriet Craig as Walter Craig
1949The File on Thelma Jordon as Cleve Marshall
1949Holiday Affair as Carl Davis
1949The Accused as Ted Dorgan
1949Any Number Can Play as Robbin Elcott
1948Sorry, Wrong Number as Dr. Philip Alexander
1948The Search as Jerry Fisher
1947Desert Fury as Johnny Ryan
1947I Walk Alone as Dave

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