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Jeff Corey (August 10, 1914August 16, 2002) was an American stage and screen actor who became a well-respected acting teacher after being blacklisted in the 1950s. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Playwright Arthur Miller testifies before HUAC The Hollywood blacklist was a group of mainly film actors, directors, and screenwriters in the late 1940s and early 1950s who were unable to work openly after having been targeted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities for alleged communist activities. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ...


After a Shakespearean stint in New York in the late 1930's, Corey made the move to Hollywood in 1940, where he became a highly respected character actor. His career was halted in the early 1950's, when he was summoned before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Corey refused to name names and went so far as to ridicule the panel by offering critiques of the testimony of the previous witnesses. This behaviour led to his being blacklisted for twelve years. ... The House Committee on Un-American Activities or HUAC (1945-1975) was an investigating committee of the United States House of Representatives. ...


During his blacklisting, Corey drew upon his experience in various actors' workshops (including the Actors Lab, which he helped establish) by seeking work as an acting teacher. His reputation soon grew as one of the most influential teachers in Hollywood. His students, at various times, included: Robert Blake, Richard Chamberlain, James Dean, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Penny Marshall, Rita Moreno, Jack Nicholson, Leonard Nimoy, Anthony Perkins, Rob Reiner, Barbra Streisand and Robin Williams. There have been several notable individuals with the name Robert Blake: Robert Blake (admiral) (1599 - 1657) Robert Blake, Baron Blake (1916-2003), British historian Robert Blake (actor), (born 1933), of TVs Baretta Robert Blake (management), developed the Managerial Grid Model. ... George Richard Chamberlain (born March 31, 1934 in Beverly Hills, California to parents Chuck and Elsa Chamberlain) is an American actor who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare. ... James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was a charismatic American film actor who epitomized youthful angst. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Peter Fonda Peter Henry Fonda, born February 23, 1940 in New York, New York, is an American actor. ... Penny Marshall (October 15, 1942) is an American actress, producer and director. ... Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico) is the first and only Hispanic actress in history to have won an Emmy, Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award Rita Moreno on the Muppet Show with Animal Moreno (born Rosita Dolores Alverío) moved with her mother to... Jack Nicholson at Cannes, (2001) Jack Nicholson (born John Joseph Nicholson on April 22, 1937, New York City) is a highly successful, iconic American method actor known for his often dark, comedic portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Nimoy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers, (1978). ... Anthony Perkins Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932–September 12, 1992) was an American actor best known for his role as the serial killer Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho. ... Rob Reiner as a young man Robert Rob Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. ... Barbra Streisand - Guilty Pleasures. ... Robin Williams performing in Iraq. ...


In 1962, Corey began working in films again, and remained active into the 1990's. He has made guest appearances in many tv shows, his best known appearances in the science fiction community is in the Star Trek season 3 episode The Cloud Minders as High Advisor Plasus and appeared on Babylon 5 as Justin in the season 3 finale Z'ha'dum. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... http://www. ... The Cloud Minders is a third season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, and was broadcast on February 28, 1969. ... Babylon 5 is an epic science fiction television series created, produced, and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. ... Zhadum is the final episode of the third season of the science fiction television series Babylon 5. ...


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Jeff Cory (1055 words)
Jeff Corey, a gifted actor who was fllisted for refusing to name names before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s but emerged as one of the most sought-after teachers in Hollywood, has died.
Corey and his wife moved to Los Angeles, and he found work, appearing in 23 films from 1940 to 1943, including "The Devil and Daniel Webster," "My Friend Flicka," and "Joan of Arc." He joined the Navy in 1943 and was assigned to the ship Yorktown as a combat photographer.
Corey seemed ready for even better film parts as the second lead or top character actor, when he was subpoenaed to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, which had been investigating Communist influence in Hollywood since 1947.
Jeff Corey - Biography - Moviefone (350 words)
The actor was busiest during the "film noir" mid-to-late 1940s, playing several weasely villain roles; it is hard to forget the image of Corey, in the role of a slimy stoolie in Burt Lancaster's Brute Force, being tied to the front of a truck and pushed directly into a hail of police bullets.
Corey's film career ended abruptly in 1952 when he was unfairly fllisted for his left-leaning political beliefs.
In addition to his film work, Jeff Corey has acted in and directed numerous TV series; he was seen as a regular on the 1985 Robert Blake series Hell Town and the 1986 Earl Hamner Jr.
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