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Irwin Corey, double-talking comedian who specialized in pseudo-intellectual musings, dies at 102

Irwin Corey, double-talking comedian who specialized in pseudo-intellectual musings, dies at 102

“Professor” Irwin Corey, the wild-haired comic who billed himself as “The World's Foremost Authority” and proceeded to amuse and confuse his audiences with his patented stream of pseudo-intellectual musings, doublespeak and nonsequiturs, has died. He was 102.

Corey died Monday at his home in New York City.

Over a career that spanned more than 70 years, Corey performed in vaudeville, radio, television, films, Broadway, nightclubs and Las Vegas showrooms.

Clad in his trademark swallow-tailed coat, string tie and sneakers, Corey was known for what critic Leonard Feather once described as his “mock didactic manner” and “rambling pseudo-historical explanations to which...

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