Joey Bishop (February 3, 1918-October 17, 2007), born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb, was an American entertainer who was perhaps best known for being a member of the 'Rat Pack' with Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin. Bishop appeared on television as early as 1948 and eventually starred in his own weekly comedy series playing a talk show host then later actually hosted a late night talk show. Bishop, youngest of five children, was born in the Bronx, New York, the son of Anna (nee Siegel) and Jacob Gottlieb, Jewish Central European immigrants. His father was a bicycle repairman. Bishop was raised in South Philadelphia. In 1941, Bishop married Sylvia Ruzga, who died in 1999 from lung cancer. They had one son, Larry Bishop, a film director and actor.
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