Years active 1923–1957
Spouse(s) William F. Bergin (1968-2001) (her death)
Clarence A. Shoop (1944-1968) (his death) 2 children
Walter Booth Brooks III (1936-1939) (divorced)
Children Pamela Susan Shoop (b. 1948)
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 was a child actress, beginning her career in 1923. Early on, she appeared in several Laurel and Hardy films (Any Old Port! and The Bohemian Girl), and 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 chose 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 de Havilland 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.
Appeared in over 80 films between 1923 and 1957.
Bluebeard's 8th Wife (1923)
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