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Irwin Corey

Personal information
Name"Professor" Irwin Corey
Birth dateJuly 29, 1914(age 102)
Birth placeBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Mediumactor, stand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican
Years active1938 - present
GenresWit/Word play, Improvisational comedy, Satire, Character comedy
InfluencesCharlie Chaplin, The Marx Brothers
InfluencedLenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, Shelley Berman, Jonathan Winters, Bob Newhart, Tom Smothers
SpouseFran (ca.1940 - present; 1 son)

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"Professor" Irwin Corey (born July 29, 1914) is an American comic, film actor and left-wing political activist, who is often billed as "The World's Foremost Authority." He introduced his unscripted, improvisational style of stand-up comedy at Enrico Banducci's San Francisco club the hungry i.

Lenny Bruce once described Corey as "one of the most brilliant comedians of all time".


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