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Also Known As: Cleo Pat Corley Died: September 11, 2006
Born: June 1, 1930 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: actor, singer, dancer, army soldier

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Gravel-voiced, heavy-set actor, known for his portrayals of tough yet wisely benevolent characters, Pat Corley was perhaps best known as Phil, the all-knowing bartender/restaurateur, whom he played for eight years on the CBS sitcom, "Murphy Brown" (1988-1996). Corley's early career consisted of work on the stage, most notably the Broadway revival of "Of Mice and Men" (1974-75) and two Tennessee Williams plays' "Red Devil Battery Sign" (1975) and "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1975-76). He made his TV debut in "The Wackest Ship in the Army," due to his brother's friendship with star Jack Warden. Among his feature credits were Mark Rydell's "The Rose" (1979) and Oliver Stone's early horror effort, "The Hand" (1981).

Gravel-voiced, heavy-set actor, known for his portrayals of tough yet wisely benevolent characters, Pat Corley was perhaps best known as Phil, the all-knowing bartender/restaurateur, whom he played for eight years on the CBS sitcom, "Murphy Brown" (1988-1996). Corley's early career consisted of work on the stage, most notably the Broadway revival of "Of Mice and Men" (1974-75) and two Tennessee Williams plays' "Red Devil Battery Sign" (1975) and "Sweet Bird of Youth" (1975-76). He made his TV debut in "The Wackest Ship in the Army," due to his brother's friendship with star Jack Warden. Among his feature credits were Mark Rydell's "The Rose" (1979) and Oliver Stone's early horror effort, "The Hand" (1981).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Tom Sawyer (2000) Voice Sheriff Mcgee
3.
 All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) Voice Of Officer Mcdowell
6.
 In Defense of a Married Man (1990) Detective Brendan Bradley
7.
 Mr. Destiny (1990) Harry Burrows
8.
 Stepford Children, The (1987) Sheriff Weston
9.
 Poker Alice (1987) Paul Mccarthy
10.
 Stark: Mirror Image (1986) Chief Waldren
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Moved to California at age 13
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First professional appearance at 17 at the American Legion
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Broadway debut, James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr. Charlie"
1973:
Made film debut in "The Super Cops"
1977:
Made TV debut in "The Outside Man"
1986:
Made TV series debut in "He's The Mayor"
1988:
Played Phil, the restaurant owner, on the long-running CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown"
2006:
Co-starred with Ashley Judd in Joey Lauren Adams' screenwriting and directing debut, "Come Early Morning"
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Education

College of the Pacific: Stockton , California -

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wife:
Iris Corley. Actor. Married in 1957.

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daughter:
Troy Corley. Born on August 31, 1958.
son:
Kevin Corley.
son:
Jerry Corley.
daughter:
Christina Corley.
daughter:
Michelle Corley.
daughter:
Vicki Corley.
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