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Author Corey, Jeff, 1914-2002, author

Title Improvising out loud : my life teaching Hollywood how to act / Jeff Corey with Emily Corey ; foreword by Leonard Nimoy ; afterword by Janet Neipris
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Screen classics
Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Contents Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 200; Pages:201 to 225; Pages:226 to 250; Pages:251 to 275; Pages:276 to 300; Pages:301 to 321
Summary Jeff Corey (1914-2002) made a name for himself in the 1940s as a character actor in films like Superman and the Mole Men (1951), Joan of Arc (1948), and The Killers (1946). Everything changed in 1951, when he was summoned before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Corey refused to name names and was promptly blacklisted, which forced him to walk away from a vibrant livelihood as an actor and embark on a career as one of the industry's most revered acting instructors. In Improvising Out Loud: My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Act, Corey recounts his extraordinary story. Among the actors who would soon fill his classes were James Dean, Kirk Douglas, Jane Fonda, Rob Reiner, Jack Nicholson, and Leonard Nimoy. In 1962, when the blacklist ended, Corey was one of the industry's first trailblazers to seamlessly reboot his acting career and secure roles in some of the classic films of the era, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), True Grit (1969), and Little Big Man (1970), in which he starred as the infamous Wild Bill Hickok. Throughout his life, Corey sought to capture the human heart: in conflict, in terror, in love, and in all of its small triumphs. His memoir, which he wrote with his daughter Emily Corey, provides a unique and personal perspective on the man whose teaching inspired some of Hollywood's biggest names to star in the roles that made them famous
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource, title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 13, 2017)
Subject Corey, Jeff, 1914-2002
Corey, Jeff, 1914-2002
Acting teachers -- United States -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Entertainment & Performing Arts.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Reference.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Acting teachers
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Corey, Emily, author.
Nimoy, Leonard.
Neipris, Janet.
ISBN 9780813169842
0813169844
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