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Kelly Corcoran (August 7, 1958—April 17, 2002) was an Americanmarker child actor, a brother of Donna Corcoran, Hugh Corcoran, Noreen Corcoran, Brian Corcoran, and Kevin Corcoran. He was the youngest child born to William "Bill" Corcoran, Sr. (1905-1958), and the former Kathleen McKenney (1917-1972). In 1947, the Corcoran family moved from Massachusettsmarker to Santa Monicamarker, Californiamarker, where the father became the maintenance chief at MGM Studios.

Donna Corcoran soon earned a speaking role in the 1947 film, Angels in the Outfield. The Corcoran children studied dramatics or dance as a means to launch potential acting careers. During the 1950s, Kevin Corcoran gained fame in the role of young Moochie Morgan on Walt Disney's modern western drama, The Adventures of Spin and Marty, with Tim Considine and David Stollery. Kevin Corcoran also starred with Russ Conway in two two-part episodes, "Moochie of the Little League" and "Moochie of Pop Warner Football", on ABC's Walt Disney Presents.

Noreen Corcoran starred from 1957-1962 as orphaned niece Kelly Gregg of John Forsythe's Bachelor Father sitcom, one of the few series to have aired on all three major television networks.

Kelly Corcoran's most long-lasting role was as 8-year-old Kip Pride on the NBC 1966-1967 western series The Road West, starring Barry Sullivan as family patriarch Ben Pride, with Kathryn Hays, Andrew Prine, and Glenn Corbett.

Kelly Corcoran's first role was as 6-year-old Hubby Kimball in the 1964 episode "What's Different About Today?" of NBC's medical drama, Dr. Kildare, starring Richard Chamberlain and Raymond Massey. Thereafter, he appeared on two sitcoms, ABC's The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (twice, 1964-1965) and CBS's The Baileys of Balboa (1965). He guest starred in the role of Dickie Hannagan in the 1966 episode entitled "Strangers at the Door" of NBC's Run for Your Life, starring Ben Gazzara.

After The Road West folded, Corcoran appeared as David Howard in the 1969 episode "The Secret" of Barbara Stanwyck's The Big Valley western series, on which his sister, Noreen, had also guest starred in her last screen role in 1965. His last roles were in 1970 in two episodes of Brian Keith's Family Affair sitcom on CBS and as an unnamed "blonde boy" on the Jack Webb NBC police drama Adam-12 in the episode "Log 75: Have a Nice Weekend".

Corcoran, who was born in Los Angelesmarker, died at the age of forty-three in Sangermarker in Fresno Countymarker, California.


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