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Corey Allen
Corey Allen directed six episodes of the CBS-TV series "Dallas".
Corey Allen
General Information
Birth Name: Alan Cohen
Born: June 29, 1934
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died: June 27, 2010(2010-06-27) (aged 75)
Deathplace: Hollywood, California, U.S.
Vitals
Occupation: Actor, director, producer, writer
Years active: 1954-2010 (his death)
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (first series)
Episodes appeared in
/involved with:
6 in Seasons 2-9
Job in series/film: Director

Corey Allen (born June 29, 1934-died June 27m 2010), was a director who directed a total of six episodes of the CBS-TV series Dallas.

Life and CareerEdit

Allen was born as Alan Cohen in Cleveland, Ohio. [1] He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in Theater at UCLA in 1954, and worked mainly as an actor afterward. He was often cast in the role of brash, arrogant young tough guys, most notably as Buzz Gunderson in Rebel Without a Cause (with Ian Wolfe, Chuck Hicks, cinematography by Ernest Haller and music by Leonard Rosenman). Allen was the last surviving main cast member of this film.[1] On stage, he appeared in an Equity production of My Three Angels, directed by future Star Trek director Ralph Senensky.

Meanwhile, Allen directed a number of theater plays, including many Equity productions in Los Angeles. This lead to his long directing career, mostly in television. During his thirty years as a director, he helmed episodes of dozens of television series, including The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, Hill Street Blues (which he won an Emmy Award directing an episode for), T.J. Hooker, Dallas (featuring Susan Howard]), Murder, She Wrote (featuring William Windom) and Magnum P.I.

Corey died due to complications of Parkinson's disease on June 27, 2010, in Hollywood, California, just two days before his 76th birthday. He was survived by a daughter, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ""Corey Allen, Actor and Director, Dies at 75"". New York Times (.com). June 30, 2010. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/01/arts/01allen.html. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 

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