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GONE TOO SOON – Professor Irwin Corey

The World’s Foremost Authority Has Died: Prof. Irwin Corey at the age of 102

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“Professor” Irwin Corey (July 29, 1914 – February 6, 2017) was an American comic, film actor and activist, often billed as “The World’s Foremost Authority”. He introduced his unscripted, improvisational style of stand-up comedy at the well-known San Francisco club, the hungry i. Lenny Bruce once described Corey as “one of the most brilliant comedians of all time”.

Corey was married for 70 years to Fran, who died in May 2011. The couple had two children, the late Margaret Davis, née Corey, an actress, and Richard Corey, a painter. Their two grandsons are Amadeo Corey and Corey Meister. Irwin Corey turned 102 in July 2016. Corey died on February 6, 2017, according to his long-time friend, actor Larry Storch.

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