His next play, "Strip for Action" (1942-43), was more successful, lasting 110 performances. Among the best known films in which he appeared were The Rainmaker and Hitchcock's Rear Window.

His final films included Blood on the Arrow (1964),a Western; Agent for H.A.R.M. Corey supported Ray Milland in Jamaica Run (1952) for Paramount. He also carved a niche for himself in television and in the late 1950s starred in the TV series Peck's Bad Girl (1959). Official Sites, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1961 to 1963. MGM borrowed Corey for a popular gambling drama Any Number Can Play (1949), supporting Clark Gable and Alexis Smith. Corey appeared opposite another strong female star, Joan Crawford, in Harriet Craig (1950) at Columbia.

Corey and Alice Wiley had one son and three daughters, Jonathan, Jennifer, Bonnie Alice, and Robin. While there he appeared in Laughing Anne (1953) with Margaret Lockwood. He was discovered during the run of the play by producer Hal B. Wallis, the former head of production at Warner Bros. who was an independent producer affiliated with Paramount Pictures. Corey was born in Dracut, Massachusetts,[1] the son of Milton Rothwell Corey (October 24, 1879 – October 23, 1951) and Julia Etta McKenney (April 11, 1882 – June 16, 1947). During the Depression he worked with the Federal Theater Project, part of the Works Progress Administration that had been created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to put the unemployed to work. [14] He is interred in North Becket Cemetery in Becket, Massachusetts. His father was a Congregationalist clergyman. Wendell Corey Death Wendell passed away on November 8, 1968 at the age of 54 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. Wendell Cherry, vice chairman of Humana Inc., operator of a nationwide chain of hospitals and provider of health insurance for 1.6 million people, died on Tuesday at … Wendell Corey was a hard-working American character actor who appeared in numerous movies and television productions in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Corey made guest appearances on a number of programs, including Target: The Corruptors!, Channing, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Untouchables, Burke's Law and The Wild Wild West. But he was then given the lead in Dream Girl, in 1945, and was so successful in it that he attracted the attention of Hal Wallis, who took him to Hollywood. Born on March 20, 1914 in Dracut, Massachusetts, in the northeastern part of the Commonwealth near the New Hampshire border, Corey was the son of a Congregationalist clergyman. Film star and actor Wendell Corey, the American stage film and television actor, has died in Hollywood at the age of 54. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Wendell Corey (20 Mar 1914–8 Nov 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. Corey was one of the first of a long line of Hollywood actors to enter politics. His acting career was thereafter reasonably but not outstandingly successful for several years, and when he was auditioned for a part in Robert Sherwood's The Rugged Path, with Spencer Tracy, but was not chosen, he seriously considered giving up the stage. Funeral services were held at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, California. |  In the 1960s he worked mostly in television.Like Ronald Reagan, who was then a Democrat, the Republican Corey was interested in politics. [3] His Broadway debut was in Comes the Revelation (1942), which had a short run. Funeral services were held at First Presbyterian Church in Santa Monica, California . 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.[4].

- IMDb Mini Biography By: He made a guest appearance during the final season of Perry Mason in 1966 as murder victim Jerome Klee in "The Case of the Unwelcome Well.". He co-starred with Lana Turner in A Life of Her Own but pulled out after only a few days claiming he was miscast. Wendell Corey was a hard-working American character actor who appeared in numerous movies and television productions in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Wendell was educated in Springfield, Massachusetts. He appeared in more plays in supporting roles from 1943-45, before making his reputation as the cynical newspaperman in Elmer Rice's hit comedy "Dream Girl," which ran for 341 performances in the 1945-46 season. Less popular was Holiday Affair (1949) at RKO where Corey was billed after Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh. Born on March 20, 1914 in Dracut, Massachusetts, in the northeastern part of the Commonwealth near the New Hampshire border, Corey was the son of a Congregationalist clergyman. Corey portrayed Lou Gehrig in the Lou Gehrig Story (1955) for the television series Climax! 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.