Corky

Family nickname of actor Corin Nemec who starred as a charming but devious high school student on the sitcom PARKER LEWIS CAN’T LOSE/FOX/1990-93.

During an interview on LIVE WITH REGIS AND KATHY LEE (1/6/90), Corin told Kathy Lee that his grandmother used to call him “Corky” because as a child he whined so much (always hungry), that she wanted to put a cork in his mouth.

Note: Corky was also the family nickname of Charles “Corky” Thatcher, a mentally handicapped teenager with Downs Syndrome on the family drama LIFE GOES ON/ABC/1989-93; and the first name of TV journalist Corky Sherwood (Faith Ford) on the sitcom MURPHY BROWN/CBS/1988-98.

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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