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Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop (1914 - 2001) was an American film and television actress. She appeared in over 80 films between 1923 and 1957. Bishop was born Jacqueline Wells and used her birth name professionally through 1941. She also appeared on stage (and in one film) as Diane Duval. She settled on the name by which she is best remembered when offered a contract by Warner Bros. on the condition that she change her name, which was associated with her almost exclusively B-movie appearances through 1941 (amounting to nearly 50 films over 17 years). She choose the name because it matched the monograms on her luggage (she had for a time been married to Walter Booth Brooks III, a writer).

She made 16 films at Warners, including a supporting role in 1943's Princess O'Rourke, supporting Olivia DeHavilland and Robert Cummings. While filming, she met her second husband, Clarence Shoop, a pilot. She was Humphrey Bogart's leading lady in Action in the North Atlantic (1943), played Ira Gershwin's wife in the biopic Rhapsody in Blue (1945), and closed out her Warners years in 1946's Cinderella Jones.

In 1949, Bishop played a down-on-her-luck wife and mother in The Sands of Iwo Jima, opposite John Wayne (who received an Oscar nomination for his work in the film). She was among several former Wayne co-stars (including Laraine Day, Ann Doran, Jan Sterling, and Claire Trevor) who joined the actor in the 1954 aviation drama The High and the Mighty.

Bishop had one daughter, actress Pamela Susan Shoop, and one son (also by Shoop), like his father a pilot.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Julie Bishop Facts

Birth NameJacqueline Brown
BirthdayAugust 30, 1914
BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, USA
Date of deathAugust 30, 2001 (age 87)
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Julie Bishop compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Ranger And The Lady
Her First Romance
The High and the Mighty
Sex and Death 101
Action in the North Atlantic
The Big Land
Young Bill Hicock
Article 99
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