Height of Wendell Corey

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1. Where did Wendell Corey come from ?

Corey was born in Dracut, Massachusetts, the son of Milton Rothwell Corey (October 24, 1879 – October 23, 1951) and Julia Etta McKenney (April 11, 1882 – June 16, 1947). His father was a Congregationalist clergyman. Wendell was educated in Springfield, Massachusetts. His ancestors included U.S. Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

2. What could we know about Wendell Corey besides his height ?

Before becoming an actor, Corey was a washing-machine salesman in a department store.

3. What are the projects of Wendell Corey ?

Corey “began acting in 1938 with the depression-spawned Federal Theatre Project”. His Broadway start was in Comes the Revelation (1942), which had a short run. He followed it with the mildly popular Strip for Action (1942–43) by Lindsay and Crouse; The First Million (1943); Manhattan Nocturne (1943) directed by Stella Adler; Jackpot (1944); But Not Goodbye (1944) by George Seaton; and The Wind is Ninety with Kirk Douglas.

4. Somme collaborations with Wendell Corey ?

Most of these had short runs. Corey had 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.

After appearing in a U.S. Army short movie on venereal disease entitled Easy to Get in 1947, Corey’s feature movie start came as a gangster in Wallis’s Desert Fury (1947) starring Burt Lancaster, John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, and Mary Astor. In 1947 he appeared in The Voice of the Turtle on stage with Margaret Sullavan in England. His second movie was another for Wallis with Lancaster and Scott, I Walk Alone (1948). Both movies were popular.

Corey was borrowed by MGM to appear in The Search (1948) alongside Montgomery Clift for director Fred Zinnemann. Byron Haskin, who had directed Corey in I Walk Alone, used him in Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948) at Universal; he was second billed to Sabu.

For Wallis he supported Lancaster again in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), playing a doctor who treats Barbara Stanwyck. He was a cop in The Accused (1949) with Loretta Young and Robert Cummings.

MGM borrowed Corey for a popular gambling drama Any Number Can Play (1949), supporting Clark Gable and Alexis Smith. Less popular was Holiday Affair (1949) at RKO where Corey was billed after Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh.

Wallis promoted him to co-star status in The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) where he appeared opposite Barbara Stanwyck. Corey had a good part in Columbia’s No Sad Songs for Me (1950) playing Margaret Sullavan’s husband. Wallis re-teamed him with Stanwyck in a Western, The Furies (1950), best remembered as Walter Huston’s final movie. Corey appeared opposite another strong female star, Joan Crawford, in Harriet Craig (1950) at Columbia.

He co-acted with Lana Turner in A Life of Her Own but pulled out after only a few days claiming he was miscast. He was replaced by Ray Milland.

Corey was top billed in Paramount’s Western The Great Missouri Raid (1951), playing Frank James.

At MGM Corey played Jane Powell’s father in a musical Rich, Young and Pretty (1951). He went to Republic Pictures where he was top billed in a war movie The Wild Blue Yonder (1951). He took time off to appear on stage in England in The Voice of the Turtle and toured on stage on the Coast in Sabrina Fair.

Back at MGM Corey co-acted with Stewart Granger in The Wild North (1952), a popular adventure movie; he supported James Stewart in Carbine Williams (1952) a biopic and had a support act in My Man and I (1952).

Wallis sold Corey’s contract to Paramount in 1952. Corey supported Ray Milland in Jamaica Run (1952) for Paramount. He went to England to appear in The Voice of the Turtle on stage. While there he appeared in Laughing Anne (1953) with Margaret Lockwood. Back in the US he was in Hell’s Half Acre (1954) for Republic.

Corey had one of his most memorable acts when he played Lt. Thomas Doyle in Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954) starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. He toured the US on stage in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial in 1954.

He appeared in The Big Knife (1955) starring Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, and Shelley Winters; The Killer Is Loose (1956), playing a criminal after Joseph Cotten; The Bold and the Brave (1956) with Mickey Rooney at RKO; The Rack (1956), a Korean War drama at MGM, where Corey was billed after Paul Newman.

Corey returned to Broadway for The Night of the Auk (1956) by Arch Oboler directed by Sidney Lumet, but it had a short run.

He made two more movies for Wallis: The Rainmaker (1956) starring Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn, and Loving You (1957) with Elvis Presley, in his second starring act, and Lizabeth Scott.

Corey portrayed Lou Gehrig in the Lou Gehrig Story (1955) for the television series Climax! He was a series lead in Harbor Command (1957–1958). For Disney he was in the movie The Light in the Forest (1958). Then he played Jesse James in the Bob Hope comedy Alias Jesse James (1959) and had a short Broadway run in Jolly’s Progress (1959) with Eartha Kitt.


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