Corey Allen, TV director, gang leader in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, dies 75

Corey Allen (June 29, 1934 – June 27, 2010) was an American  film and television  director, writer, producer, and actor. He began his career as an actor but eventually became a television director. He may be best known for playing the character Buzz Gunderson in Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause (1955).  He was one of the last surviving cast members of the film.

Allen turned to directing starting in the 1960s, where he worked on such television programs as Hawaii Five-O, Hill Street Blues, Ironside, Mannix, Murder, She Wrote, Police Woman, The Rockford Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation  and The Streets of San Francisco.  He won an Emmy Award, in 1984, for directing an episode of Hill Street Blues.

Death of Corey Allen
He 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