March 20: Happy Birthday, Wendell Corey

March 20: Happy Birthday, Wendell Corey

Wendell Corey was a stage and screen actor whose appealing voice made him a shoo-in for radio success. The star of the films Hell's Half Acre, Rear Window, and Alias Jesse James and the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Peck's Bad Girl, Corey also made notable appearances on the radio.

His performances were on notable shows such as Inner Sanctum, Lux Radio Theater, and Cavalcade of America.  On Lux Radio Theater, Corey reprised his supporting role in the film "Carbine Williams."

A future Santa Monica City Council member, Corey was a team player as an actor, taking on many supporting roles.