Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WEndell Reid Corey (March 20, 1914 November 8, 1968) was an American actor and politician. HE was born in Dracut, Massachusetts, the son of Milton Rothwell Corey (October 24, 1879 October 23, 1951) and Julia Etta McKenney (April 11, 1882 June 16, 1947). HIs father was a Congregationalist clergyman. WEndell was educated in Springfield. COrey began his acting career on the stage, doing a number of productions in summer stock. WHile appearing with a Works Progress Administration theatre company in the late 1930s, he met his future wife, Alice Wiley. COrey and Wiley had one son and three daughters, Jonathan, Jennifer, Bonnie Alice, and Robin.