Professor Irwin Corey (born July 29, 1914) is an American comic, film actor and activist, often billed as 'The World's Foremost Authority'. He introduced his unscripted, improvisational style of stand-up comedy at the well-known San Francisco club, the hungry i. Lenny Bruce once described Corey as 'one of the most brilliant comedians of all time'. Irwin Corey was born in 1914 in Brooklyn, New York. Poverty-stricken, his parents were forced to place their six children in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York, where Corey remained until the age of 13, when he rode the rails out to California, and enrolled himself at Belmont High School in Los Angeles.
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