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October 19, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Joey Bishop, the deadpan comedian who was ABC's answer to NBC's late-night talk show king Johnny Carson in the late 1960s and was the last surviving member of Frank Sinatra's legendary Rat Pack, has died. He was 89. Bishop, who had been in failing health for some time, died Wednesday night at his home in Newport Beach, according to his longtime friend, publicist Warren Cowan. An adept ad-libber with a dry, underplayed sense of humor, Bishop achieved his greatest fame in the '60s.
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May 7, 2012
Garry Marshall's touchstones: Joey Bishop The comedic member of the Rat Pack and host of "The Joey Bishop Show" was Marshall's mentor "Happy Days" The nostalgic ABC comedy series that made Henry Winkler a superstar aired from 1974 to 1984. "Pretty Woman" This iconic 1990 romantic comedy resurrected the career of Richard Gere and earned Julia Roberts an Oscar nomination.
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May 7, 2012
Garry Marshall's touchstones: Joey Bishop The comedic member of the Rat Pack and host of "The Joey Bishop Show" was Marshall's mentor "Happy Days" The nostalgic ABC comedy series that made Henry Winkler a superstar aired from 1974 to 1984. "Pretty Woman" This iconic 1990 romantic comedy resurrected the career of Richard Gere and earned Julia Roberts an Oscar nomination.
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October 28, 2007 | Richard Abowitz, Special to The Times
Today is the final day of the Vegoose music festival: two days of outdoor shows around Sam Boyd Stadium with concerts and after parties all over the Strip. Now in its third year, Vegoose has become a favorite event for both locals and tourists by gathering together the sort of eclectic artists who rarely fit into the mold of Vegas entertainment. The headliners this year are the the Stooges fronted by Iggy Pop (who were scheduled to play Saturday night) and tonight Rage Against the Machine.
NEWS
November 26, 1987 | KAREN NEWELL YOUNG, For The Times
Joey Bishop is apologetic. Tugging at a blue cap, the comedian and former talk-show host says he's not looking his best. He slipped and fell the other day and had to have 20 stitches sewn on his head and his nose bandaged. But you'd never know he took a tumble. Or, for that matter, that he is pushing 70 years old. Tanned and fit, with dark hair flecked with gray, a bare-chested Bishop straddles a lawn chair on his waterfront patio and sips coffee from a porcelain cup brought by his housekeeper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2007 | Dana Parsons
In 35 years of meeting people on the job, I remember yelling at only two of them. One was a zoo director in Omaha. To this day, it amazes and saddens me that the other was Joey Bishop. How was it possible that a guy who so thoroughly delighted me on various occasions became one of the most exasperating characters I ever met? How was it possible we engaged in an hour-long shouting match over the phone 11 years ago? I know how it happened, but I still can't believe it.
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May 4, 1998 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Joey Bishop watched his sitcom "The Joey Bishop Show," LBJ had only just begun widening the Vietnam War, the Rat Pack was the epitome of middle-aged cool, and the Beatles had yet to go psychedelic. But thanks to the TV Land cable channel, which started showing the 1961-65 sitcom last month, Bishop now has videotapes of 92 episodes of his first TV series lining a shelf in the living room of his Newport Beach home.
NEWS
August 26, 1991 | Steve Kresal
PASSIVE PUGILISM: Don Fraser knows it's hard to get started. Few attended his first cards at the Irvine Marriott seven years ago. But an average of 1,000 fans now show up for the monthly event in the smoke-free room. . . . Unpopular decisions here evoke boos rather than the riots at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and the Olympic Auditorium. "It's a nice family crowd," says comedian Joey Bishop, a regular at the bouts.
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July 23, 1998 | JOAN FANTAZIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rat Pack has become cool again. Ergo, Joey Bishop has become cool again. Ergo, Joey Bishop's sitcom, "The Joey Bishop Show," has become cool again. Well, cool enough, anyway, for a marathon on cable channel TV Land (from 5 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday), which arranged for Bishop to choose the episodes. Joey Barnes, Bishop's character on "The Joey Bishop Show," is a nightclub comic who also hosts a TV show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2007 | Dana Parsons
In 35 years of meeting people on the job, I remember yelling at only two of them. One was a zoo director in Omaha. To this day, it amazes and saddens me that the other was Joey Bishop. How was it possible that a guy who so thoroughly delighted me on various occasions became one of the most exasperating characters I ever met? How was it possible we engaged in an hour-long shouting match over the phone 11 years ago? I know how it happened, but I still can't believe it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Joey Bishop, the deadpan comedian who was ABC's answer to NBC's late-night talk show king Johnny Carson in the late 1960s and was the last surviving member of Frank Sinatra's legendary Rat Pack, has died. He was 89. Bishop, who had been in failing health for some time, died Wednesday night at his home in Newport Beach, according to his longtime friend, publicist Warren Cowan. An adept ad-libber with a dry, underplayed sense of humor, Bishop achieved his greatest fame in the '60s.
NEWS
December 6, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though the Rat Pack's heyday was 40 years ago, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop still represent the epitome of hipness and cool. They played hard and drank hard--they always seem to have a drink in one hand and a cigarette or some gorgeous babe in the other. They appeared in concert together in Las Vegas and made several movies--some entertaining, some just dreadful. The Rat Pack performances have been released on CD.
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August 24, 1998 | CLIFF ROTHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It's the program of the moment," said the personal assistant of one of the Sinatras, referring to HBO's "The Rat Pack." This was not an exclamation of celebration but of media-savvy resignation.
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July 23, 1998 | JOAN FANTAZIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rat Pack has become cool again. Ergo, Joey Bishop has become cool again. Ergo, Joey Bishop's sitcom, "The Joey Bishop Show," has become cool again. Well, cool enough, anyway, for a marathon on cable channel TV Land (from 5 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday), which arranged for Bishop to choose the episodes. Joey Barnes, Bishop's character on "The Joey Bishop Show," is a nightclub comic who also hosts a TV show.
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May 16, 1998 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last living Rat Packer was holding court before reporters Friday at his bay-front home in Newport Beach, delivering his trademark one-liners amid touching memories about old friend Frank Sinatra. Always the performer, Joey Bishop sat in his upstairs trophy room, surrounded by photographs of Dino, Sammy and the rest of the hip clique of '50s and '60s stars who have come to represent dry martinis and good times.
NEWS
May 22, 1992 | Jerry Hicks and Dennis McLellan and Ann Conway
JOHNNY TRIVIA: What person from Orange County made more appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" than anyone else? Answer: Lido Isle's Joey Bishop, above, who made a combined 206 guest and substitute host shows. Bishop, 74, who tried to dethrone Carson but failed with his ABC show after two years, says Carson was always kind to him. And now television without Carson?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1989 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Times Staff Writer
When syndicated newspaper columnist Bob Greene flew into Orange County from Chicago recently to spend a few days in Laguna Beach, he was surprised to learn Harriet Nelson lived there and did her own shopping in the local grocery store. The idea that you could go into a supermarket and actually see "America's Mother" wheeling a shopping cart down the aisle simply floored Greene, a Midwestern native.
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May 4, 1998 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Joey Bishop watched his sitcom "The Joey Bishop Show," LBJ had only just begun widening the Vietnam War, the Rat Pack was the epitome of middle-aged cool, and the Beatles had yet to go psychedelic. But thanks to the TV Land cable channel, which started showing the 1961-65 sitcom last month, Bishop now has videotapes of 92 episodes of his first TV series lining a shelf in the living room of his Newport Beach home.
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January 6, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Which Way to the Rat Pack?" is the name of a new dinner show at the Casino Royale in Las Vegas, but the title would work just as well in deconstructing the buzz surrounding two movies in the works about the merry band of superstars that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. Both Warner Bros. and HBO Pictures, the two film companies with Rat Pack movies in the works, aren't commenting on the record on their projects.
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