Thursday, October 18, 2007
Joey Bishop drinks with Frank, Dean, Sam & Peter
We marked his birthday on February 3rd. Sadly, today we announce the passing of the last of the Rat Pack.
A toast to Joey Bishop!
"Theoretically, Joey has bottom billing-- fifth man after the show's four stars. But happily as soon as he starts talking he's recognized as the top banana in the newly assembled comedy act that is breaking up Vegas."
--Time magazine, 1960
"The meetings could not have come off without the speaker of the house, Joey Bishop, the hub of the big wheel."
"Bishop is the only member of Sinatra's gang who can tell the leader what to do with himself and not only get away with it, but actually and incredibly enough become more firmly entrenched in favor."
--Richard Gehman's book, 'Frank Sinatra & The Rat Pack'