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Name: Joseph Abraham Gottlieb                                                   
Born: 3 February 1918 Bronx, New York, United States                           
Died: 17 October 2007 Newport Beach, California, United States                 
Joey Bishop (February 3, 1918 - October 17, 2007) 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 was a frequent guest on television talk shows, 
game shows, and comedy shows. He is listed as #96 on Comedy Central's list of   
the 100 greatest standups of all time.                                         
Bishop, the youngest of five children, was born as Joseph Abraham Gottlieb in   
the Bronx, New York, the son of Anna and Jacob Gottlieb, Jewish immigrants from 
central Europe. 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.