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Professor Irwin Corey

  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
  • Birthday: July 29
Date of passing: 
February 06, 2017

"Professor" Irwin Corey 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".

"Professor" Irwin Corey 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".

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Professor Irwin Corey

Professor Irwin Corey

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