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 Regis John Cordic

Regis John Cordic

Birth
Hazelwood, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Apr 1999 (aged 72)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 7949971 · View Source
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Radio, TV, and Film Personality. He was born to an Irish-born mother, Hannah Brosnahn Cordic and her husband Pete, at the home on Second Avenue in Hazelwood that they shared with their grandparents, aunts and uncles. At the bottom of the terraced front lawn were the B&O tracks. It could be said that from birth onward, Rege was never more than a stroll from one of the great loves of his life, railroading. When the family moved to Squirrel Hill, model railroading was a hobby he took up in earnest. He had a huge hand assembled HO scale railroad that occupied a double garage at his Los Angeles home. He was an entrepreneur from an early age, one of those lucky people who know pretty much what they want as their life's work. For Rege it would be work in either newspapers or radio. Beginning in grade school he wrote to the editor of the Pittsburgh Press for advice, and hung around WWSW and KDKA radio stations watching how Davey Tyson and Paul Shannon worked. When the opportunity came for a radio job he was ready. After Central Catholic High School and two years in the Navy, Rege and post-war Pittsburgh were ready for one another. Regis had his own radio shows on WWSW and KDKA. After almost twenty years as one of America's most successful radio personalities in Pittsburgh, PA. Rege moved to CA in 1965 and was on KNX talk radio. After radio, Cordic devoted full time to motion pictures and television. In addition to feature film roles, appearances on major TV shows and countless cartoon characterizations, Cordic was the commercial voice for numerous national products. For the past ten years he has written and performed a top-rated weekly commentary on the movies for the Television Division of The Hearst Corporation. On the stage, he appeared in productions of the Pittsburgh Playhouse, The Oxford Theatre in Los Angeles and is a past board member of Theatre East where he has been featured in several of the group's projects for the public. As a narrator he has toured with the American Wind Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He worked in such feature films as "Sleeper" (1973), "Newman's Law" (1974) and "The Wild Party" (1974). He lent his voice to the character Clock in the 1977 movie "The Mouse and His Child" (1977). Among his TV appearances were "Death Takes a Holiday, "The Face of Fear," "The Great American Tragedy," "The Death Squad," "The Law of the Land," "The Man with the Power," "Standing Tall," "The Immigrants" and "The Golden Gate Murders." Cordic also had a recurring role on the 1968-69 TV detective series "The Outsider," which co-starred Darren McGavin.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7949971
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Regis John Cordic (15 May 1926–16 Apr 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7949971, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .