guest starred in the premier episode of the 1961 television crime series
titled Miami Undercover, her last major television appearance
before marrying Don Hoak later that same year and beginning to withdraw
from the public role she had enjoyed since debuting on the Dave Garroway
Show in 1953. The Thrush, as the episode was
titled, concerned the murder of a disc jockey who refuses to accept money
to promote certain records - reflecting the much publicized "payola"
scandals of the late 1950's. A young Larry King, later to become
television's most famous celebrity interviewer, plays the part of the honest
DJ - who does not survive the opening scenes in the story. The
Thrush debuted on American television screens on January 21, 1961.
the entire episode with Jill, Lee Bowman, Rocky Graziano and Larry King
by clicking here (MP4 file, 120 mb, 26 minutes
duration). Jill Corey fan John Greenstreet, good friend of this website,
has provided us with a condensed version of the show featuring only the
scenes in which Jill appears. Click
here to view.