Born Derek Harris in Hollywood in 1926, he had a film-oriented background, his father being the silent film-maker Lawrence Harris and his mother a minor film actress, Dolores Johnson.The producer David Selznick put him under contract as a teenager, and gave him small roles (billed as Derek Harris) in the Selznick productions Since You Went Away (1944, as a boyfriend of Shirley Temple) and I'll Be Seeing You (1945, as a sailor). Dear Bo, Thank you for sharing this beautiful reminder of trusting God’s plan for our children and not our plans. She took centre stage in a swimsuit in American comedy flick 10 which propelled her into stardom as one of the sexiest women alive in the 1980s.
But as it turns out, 13 years ago, both were single and looking when they met. That's right, Derek and Corbett were introduced by a Hollywood agent playing matchmaker.After war service, he was cast in the important role of a young man prompted by social conditions to turn to a life of violent crime in Nicholas Ray's Knock on Any Door (1949).Produced by Humphrey Bogart's Santana company, it starred Bogart as a lawyer who defends a boy on a murder charge, and though unsuccessful (Derek is sentenced to death), makes a strong plea for the erosion of the social injustices which cause such delinquency.Corbett's "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was set to come out in summer 2002 and he was already a regular fixture on "Sex and the City," but early that year he had no date for an Oscars party thrown by his pal, agent Norby Walters."I said, 'I'm not dating anyone,' and he said, 'I'll get you a date, Corbett! (Derek was visiting TODAY to talk about appearing in "Sharknado 3," but Corbett kind of stole the show while hanging out setside.) "I was very intimidated! For Derek, who "hadn't dated in five years," the attraction was immediate. I kept saying to my friends, 'I'll wait until all the sparks and all that get going.' And it finally happened." It couldn't have happened to a nicer couple. " premieres on Syfy on Wednesday, July 22, at 9 p.m.