Joey Bishop (February 3, 1918 – October 17, 2007) was an American entertainer, perhaps best remembered as being a member of the "Rat Pack" with Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. He was the last survivor of that group of entertainers.
In 1941, Bishop married Sylvia Ruzga, who died in 1999. They had one son, Larry Bishop.
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 was the last living member of The Rat Pack and was also the longest-lived member.
Cause of Death
Publicist and longtime friend, Warren Cowan, announced Bishop died of multiple causes at his home in Newport Beach, CA on October 17, 2007. Joey Bishop was 89 years old at the time of his death.