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Feb 08 2017
However... WORLD'S FOREMOST AUTHORITY Irwin Corey Dies @ 102 Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 1.04.20 PM(Video still via THR)

Irwin Corey, comic revered for his improvisatonal, stream-of-consciousness parody of oh-so-very-smart people, has died at 102.

Known for his witty wordplay, Corey performed for most of his life. In 2014, he joked, “... We had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Today, 10 years later, there's no cash. There's no hope. There's no jobs.”

Corey (1)Livening up Car Wash in 1976 (Movie still via Universal)

Blacklisted for his support of Communism in the '50s, he was an outspoken social activist until the end of his life. In spite of living in a multi-million-dollar carriage house in NYC, he would routinely panhandle change in order to donate it to worthy causes.

ChatterboxIn a movie that haunted my dreasms as a teen (Poster via American International)

The Professor in action, at 94: