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Wendell Corey Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography

Wendell Corey Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1½ in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth March 20, 1914
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death November 8, 1968

Wendell Corey was an American actor and stage artist who was cast in a variety of projects during his career such as Desert Fury, I Walk Alone, The Search, Any Number Can Play, The AccusedThe File on Thelma Jordon, Holiday AffairNo Sad Songs for Me, The Great Missouri RaidThe Wild Blue Yonder, The Wild North, My Man and IJamaica Run, Laughing AnneHell’s Half AcreRear Window, The Killer Is LooseThe Big KnifeThe Bold and the Brave, Westinghouse Playhouse, Loving You, Harbor Command, The Light in the Forest, Alias Jesse James, Blood on the ArrowThe Backbone of America, Agent for H.A.R.M., Star Stage, Curtain Call, The United States Steel Hour, Broken Sabre, Women of the Prehistoric PlanetThe Star Maker, The Eleventh Hour, Peck’s Bad Girl, Robert Montgomery PresentsClimax!, and Sorry, Wrong Number. In addition to that, he served as the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1961 to 1963. He also served as a board member of the Screen Actors Guild as well as served on the Santa Monica City Council.

Born Name

Wendell Reid Corey

Nick Name


From Left to Right - Wendell Corey, Patty McCormack, Ray Farrell, and Marsha Hunt as seen in a cast photo from the short-lived television program 'Peck's Bad Girl'
From Left to Right – Wendell Corey, Patty McCormack, Ray Farrell, and Marsha Hunt as seen in a cast photo from the short-lived television program ‘Peck’s Bad Girl’ (CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain)


He was born on March 20, 1914.


On November 8, 1968, Wendell Corey died of cirrhosis of the liver as a result of alcoholism at the age of 54 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, United States.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Dracut, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States





Wendell Corey received his education in Springfield, Massachusetts.


Actor, Stage Artist


  • Father – Milton Rothwell Corey (October 24, 1879 – October 23, 1951) (A Congregationalist clergyman and an actor who appeared in Rawhide as Dr Tucker)
  • Mother – Julia Etta McKenney (April 11, 1882 – June 16, 1947)
  • Others – John Adams (Ancestor; October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826) (Statesperson, Attorney, Diplomat, Writer, A leader of the American Revolution that achieved independence from Great Britain, Founding Father who served as the 2nd president of the United States from 1797 to 1801), John Quincy Adams (Ancestor; July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) (Statesperson, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Diarist, Served as the 6th president of the United States from 1825 to 1829)




6 ft 1½ in or 186.5 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Wendell Corey dated –

  1. Alice Wiley (1939-1968) – He tied the knot with Alice Wiley in 1939. The duo met while Corey was working with the Federal Theatre Project. They had 4 children – a son named Jonathan Corey (b. November 18, 1946) and three daughters named Robin Corey, Jennifer, and Bonnie Alice. Wendell Corey and Alice remained together until his death in 1968.

Race / Ethnicity


Wendell Corey as seen in a cropped screenshot from the film 'The Search'
Wendell Corey as seen in a cropped screenshot from the film ‘The Search’ (Trailer Screenshot / ‘The Search’ Trailer / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep-set eyes

Wendell Corey Facts

  1. Alongside Barbara Stanwyck and Paul Kelly, Wendell Corey co-starred as Cleve Marshall (an assistant district attorney who is an unhappily married man who would rather get drunk than go home) in the film noir drama film The File on Thelma Jordon in 1950.
  2. He co-starred as Bradford “Brad” Scott in the drama film No Sad Songs for Me in 1950.
  3. Along with Jane Powell, Danielle Darrieux, Fernando Lamas, Marcel Dalio, Una Merkel, Richard Anderson, Jean Murat, and Vic Damone, Wendell Corey co-starred as Jim Stauton Rogers in the musical comedy film Rich, Young and Pretty in 1951.
  4. From 1957 to 1958, he brought to life the character of Captain Ralph Baxter in the police series Harbor Command.
  5. Wendell Corey was a Republican and supported Barry Goldwater in the 1964 United States presidential election.
  6. In April 1965, he was elected to the Santa Monica City Council.
  7. His last film role was playing Holman in the science fiction horror film The Astro-Zombies in 1968. His co-stars in the film were John Carradine, Tura Satana, Rafael Campos, and Tom Pace.
  8. He struggled with alcoholism.
  9. Wendell Corey was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6328 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Featured Image by CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain

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