RIP Irwin Corey, The World's Foremost Authority

‘Professor’ Irwin Corey Dies at 102


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Holy crap! I thought he had passed away long ago! 102, wow! :eek:

I remember watching him on Steve Allen’s syndicated show when I was 15 or 16. I was literally rolling on the floor laughing while he attacked the cameras in the studio!

The other thing I remember him for is the night he was on Johnny Carson and Zsa Zsa Gabor was the next guest. He was sitting on the couch smoking a cigarette as she showed off her spectacular new diamond ring:

COREY: (Sotto voce) Probably got it on the lay-away plan.


ZSA ZSA: (Hungarian accent) I think you just made a vulgar joke. :confused:

You were hilarious, Doc. RIP!

Wow, I would have thought he was even older!

I remember him for one of the more slapsticky parts of Car Wash as a guy suspected of being a mad bomber.

Was he the preacher in Blazing Saddles?

Aw, damn. Who’s going to accept Thomas Pynchon’s awards now?

  1. Wow.

Woulda cost ya 2 points in the contest!

Nope. That was Liam Dunn, who only made it to 59.

Same here. I hadn’t even thought of him in years. I have to check Youtube. There are probably a lot of videos of him on there.

Hokey Smoke, Bullwinkle! Liam Dunn – Judge Maxwell in What’s up, Doc? and Mr. Hilltop in Young Frankenstein – was only 59? When he died? He was only 58 when he looked that old?
And I’m older than he was when he died?

I’d never heard of him before, but I watched the two clips in the OP, and all I could think was … are we sure he isn’t Bill Murray’s father? The resemblance is striking.

I’ve wished that I could be Irwin Corey. RIP

His strong leftist leanings hurt him for a while but he made a remarkable comeback. Socialist to the end.

His bio is quite remarkable.

Larry Storch (F Troop) announced his death. Yes, he’s still alive. One of the more interseting “private” things about him is the tale of his mixed-race stepdaughter and documentarian June Cross.

If you know about Storch’s background you can understand how they were such good friends.

Johnny Carson: “Excuse me…”
Irwin Corey: “Why? What did you just do?”

Absolutely one of the funniest comedians I have ever seen. RIP Mr. Corey; you done good.


Layaway plan? That is hilarious!

Oh yeah!

Now’s your chance. The job is open.