Skip to comments.Man who begs for money on New York streets revealed to be legendary comedian living in $3.5m home
Posted on 10/14/2011 12:36:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz
was once known as 'The World's Foremost Authority'.
Professor Irwin Corey, comedian, actor and left-wing political activist, strolls along Manhattan's East 35th Street pan-handling every day, seven days a week, for the last 17 years.
Of course professor Corey - who has enjoyed a long and illustrious career spanning Broadway, television, theatre and comedy clubs - does not need the money.
In fact he is not even homeless, despite his scruffy, scrawny appearance, but has an apartment in an affluent area of New York which he believes to be worth $3.5million.
His reasons for posing as a homeless down-and-outer and hassling drivers for change are two-fold: Since his wife of seventy years Fran died in May he said it helps beat the loneliness.
The 97-year-old also donates all the money he raises - sometimes up to $250 a day - to a charity that buys medical supplies for children in Cuba.
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Communist. Anarchist. Wants to donate to Cuban health care, but cannot use any of the money tied up in HIS apartment. Has to bum money from capitalists.
Besides, I thought Michael Moore said Cuban health care was so good..... I thought no money needed donatin'.
He’s a scumbag.
I’m shocked that he’s still alive.
I don’t agree with his methods exactly, but since when is having a charitable heart being a scumbag?
A bum in more ways than one.
Not surprised he lives in New York City.
What a lowlife. To actually get strangers to give money that helps children. How despicable. He must be demon-spawned.
The guy is 97, leave him to his Emperor Norton ways.
he’s not donating his money, that he uses to undermine America.
He’s donating the charity of others. How does that get him any bonus points?
When it's done with other people's money under false pretenses.
What’s so charitable? He lies to people to get money from them which he then turns around and sends to the Communists in Cuba. True charity would be for him to sell his 3.5 million dollar home and donate half to charity and scale down on his own digs.
I corrected your message for grammar and punctuation. Hope that helps heaps.
I dunno. Why not ask the person who called him a scumbag.
Since when is begging money from others to give to commies considered charity?
He’s the poster boy for some of the stupid political views and voting habits of New York and other Jews in this country. Will they ever wake up? Sadly, probably not in my lifetime. Corey probably draws a Rat Party paycheck for this facade. What a piece of human excrement!
I guess that all those stories Obama and his minions have been spreading about the terrible conditions here in the USA are false since we're OK but COMMUNIST Cuba needs the help.
Perhaps it is a publicity stunt and a publicist wrote the article.
Bad enough someone with the assets he has is mooching off of others. Helps fight the lonliness my foot.
And there are plenty of needy people/worthy causes right in his own backyard. Why ignore them?
Scumbag does seem strong, but this guy is misrepresenting himself to get money from others (fraud) rather than using his considerable assets to do the job. The ends NEVER justify the means, but don’t tell that to a liberal. While you may feel sorry for a guy that looks old and homeless, you would feel less so if you knew he lived opulantly and gives your money to prop up Cuba. Why can’t liberals be honest about their causes?
He should be using his own money FIRST, beyond a modest 'prudent reserve', of course.