"MASTER OF DOUBLE SPEAK - PROFESSOR IRWIN COREY" - His passing at 102 is not the end of his sentence of 5-10 on good behavior if time waits for no woman getting dressed...

On the passing today of Comic - Professor Irwin Corey; I knew that writing anything about him wouldn't do him justice of the peace arbitrarily smothered his head in her bosom thinking of heaven on earth & a space ship of fools.


...I loved him so much; whenever he said "however", I knew there'd be more to come back little Sheba & all the big Shebas in the land of milk & honey I'm home.

Today, at 102 he passed away - quietly, I don't know about - but loved worldwide for his intellectual doublespeak & stream of consciousness academic non-sense.

Billed as "The Foremost Authority"; he would spoof the elite & the rest of the world giggled with glee.


As a child; is parents were so destitute, they placed him & his 5 siblings in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York.

With this new view of sensitivity to the real world & its incongruities & hypocrisies - it's my guess he played this farce for us to lose ourselves in laughter with him. 

Performing in all the entertainment venues - Vaudeville, Stage, Radio, Broadway, TV & Movies; he made his mark on audiences for 8 decades.

This  disheveled & confused man brought so much joy into my heart & legions of others; we may never see another quite like him again - for this Comedic Lightning strikes certain people with talent so rare.


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Comment by marilyn sands on February 7, 2017 at 7:05pm

A big Fan from way back - on Johnny Carson & The Smothers Brothers & zillions of other shows - he was the best!

Comment by koshersalaami on February 7, 2017 at 7:47pm

He was apparently gigging into his nineties

Comment by Foolish Monkey on February 7, 2017 at 7:56pm

Oh no! 

I loved him! 

He and brother Theodore were huge favorites of mine!. Guys like that you don't replace. 

Comment by marilyn sands on February 7, 2017 at 8:10pm

Kosh - That's the way to go!  Had 2 children & his wife of 70 years passed in 2011 - hope it was a wonderful life after such a childhood.

Comment by marilyn sands on February 7, 2017 at 8:12pm

Thanks F. Monkey!  Feel like I knew him - wish I really did.  You can't not like a guy who's so entertaining & silly!

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 8, 2017 at 6:01am


Comment by JMac1949 Today on February 8, 2017 at 6:34am

I noted his passing in the news.  He was one of the best.

Comment by marilyn sands on February 8, 2017 at 10:25am

Thanks for stopping by Jon!  Brings me back to the 60's at "the hungry i" in San Francisco where he got his big break.

Comment by marilyn sands on February 8, 2017 at 10:28am

Thank jmac - not for everyone; but back in the day; his specialty act tickled folks & made us forget our troubles!

Comment by alsoknownas on February 8, 2017 at 11:22am

Hare brained perhaps but it didn't matter is said to be composed of light and fluffy pancakes always taste best with butter go now.


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