Julie Bishop (actress)
Julie Bishop (born Jacqueline Brown; August 30, 1914 – August 30, 2001), previously known as Jacqueline Wells, was an American film and television actress. She appeared in more than 80 films between 1923 and 1957.
August 30, 1914
|Died||August 30, 2001 87) (aged|
Mendocino, California, U.S.
|Other names||Diane Duval, Jacqueline Wells|
Walter Booth Brooks III
(m. 1936; div. 1939)
Clarence A. Shoop
(m. 1944; died 1968)
William F. Bergin M.D.
|Children||2, including Pamela Susan Shoop|
Life and career
Julie Bishop was born Jacqueline Brown in Denver, Colorado on August 13, 1914. She used the family name Wells professionally through 1941, and also appeared on stage (and in one film) as Diane Duval. She was a child actress, beginning her career in 1923, in either Children of Jazz or Maytime (sources are contradictory).
In 1941, she was offered a contract by Warner Bros. on the condition that she change her name, Jacqueline Wells, which was associated with her almost exclusively B-movie appearances through 1941 (amounting to nearly 50 films over 17 years). She chose the name Julie Bishop because it matched the monograms on her luggage.
By 1932, she was already a veteran film actress. As Jacqueline Wells she appeared in almost 50 B-movies for Universal, including two Laurel and Hardy films (Any Old Port! and The Bohemian Girl), spanning the silent era and the talkies. She appeared in more than a dozen feature films including Action in the North Atlantic (1943) with Humphrey Bogart, and Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) with John Wayne.
She made 16 films at Warners, including a supporting role in Princess O'Rourke (1943), starring Olivia de Havilland and Robert Cummings. While filming, she met her second husband, Clarence Shoop, a pilot. She was Errol Flynn's leading lady in Northern Pursuit (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. She was among several former Wayne co-stars (including Laraine Day, Ann Doran, Jan Sterling, and Claire Trevor) who joined the actor in 1954's aviation drama, The High and the Mighty.
Thrice married, Bishop had a son, Steve, a physician and pilot, and a daughter, actress Pamela Susan Shoop, both by her second marriage, Gen. Clarence A. Shoop, a test pilot who flew for Howard Hughes and later became vice president of Hughes Aircraft; they were married from 1944 until his death in 1968. Her first marriage ended in divorce and her third marriage to William F. Bergin MD ended in 2001 with her death.
Julie Bishop died of pneumonia on her 87th birthday, August 30, 2001 in Mendocino, California. She is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California in the same plot as her husband, Clarence A. Shoop.
- Children of Jazz (1923) as Child
- Bluebeard's 8th Wife (1923) as Child
- Maytime (1923) as Little Girl
- Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924) as Child Extra
- The Good Bad Boy (1924) as Child (uncredited)
- Captain Blood (1924) as Little Girl (uncredited)
- The Golden Bed (1925) as Flora as a Child (uncredited)
- The Homemaker (1925) as Helen Knapp
- Classified (1925) as Jeanette
- The Bar-C Mystery (1926)
- The Family Upstairs (1926) as Annabelle Heller
- Pardon Us (1931)
- Scareheads (1931)
- Any Old Port! (1932, Short) as Brid
- Heroes of the West (1932) as Ann Blaine
- Alice in Wonderland (1933)
- Clancy of the Mounted (1933) as Ann Laurie
- Tarzan the Fearless (1933) as Mary Brooks
- Tillie and Gus (1933) as Mary Sheridan
- Happy Landing (1934)
- The Black Cat (1934) as Joan Alison
- The Loudspeaker (1934) as Janet Melrose
- Kiss and Make-Up (1934) as Salon Client
- Happy Landing (1934) as Janet Curtis
- Square Shooter (1935) as Sally Wayne
- Coronado (1935) as Barbara Forrest
- Night Cargo (1936) as Claire Martineau, alias Marty
- The Bohemian Girl (1936) as Arline as an Adult
- The Frame-Up (1937) as Betty Lindale
- Girls Can Play (1937) as Ann Casey
- Counsel for Crime (1937) as Ann McIntyre
- She Married an Artist (1937) as Betty Dennis
- Paid to Dance (1937) as Joan Bradley
- Little Miss Roughneck (1938) as Mary LaRue
- When G-Men Step In (1938) as Marjory Drake
- Flight Into Nowhere (1938) as Joan Hammond
- The Main Event (1938) as Helen Phillips
- Highway Patrol (1938) as Jane Brady
- Flight to Fame (1938) as Barbara Fiske
- Spring Madness (1938) as Mady Platt
- The Little Adventuress (1938) as Helen Gould
- My Son Is a Criminal (1939) as Myrna Kingsley
- Behind Prison Gates (1939) as Sheila Murray
- Kansas Terrors (1939) as Maria del Montez
- Torture Ship (1939) as Joan Martel
- The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939) as Face of 7th Victim in Newspaper Photo (uncredited)
- My Son is Guilty (1939) as Julia Allen
- Girl in 313 (1940) as Lorna Hobart
- The Ranger and the Lady (1940) as Jane Tabor
- Young Bill Hickok (1940) as Louise Mason
- Her First Romance (1940) as Eileen Strong
- Back in the Saddle (1941) as Taffy
- The Nurse's Secret (1941) as Florence Lentz
- International Squadron (1941) as Mary Wyatt
- Steel Against the Sky (1941) as Myrt
- Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) as Violet - Chorus Girl
- Lady Gangster (1942) as Myrtle Reed
- I Was Framed (1942) as Ruth Marshall (Scott)
- Escape from Crime (1942) as Molly O'Hara
- Busses Roar (1942) as Reba Richards
- The Hidden Hand (1942) as Rita Channing
- The Hard Way (1943) as Chorine (uncredited)
- Action in the North Atlantic (1943) as Pearl O'Neill
- Princess O'Rourke (1943) as Stewardess (uncredited)
- Northern Pursuit (1943) as Laura McBain
- Hollywood Canteen (1944) as Junior Hostess (uncredited)
- Rhapsody in Blue (1945) as Lee Gershwin
- You Came Along (1945) as Mrs. Taylor
- Idea Girl (1946) as Pat O'Rourke
- Cinderella Jones (1946) as Camille
- Murder in the Music Hall (1946) as Diane
- Strange Conquest (1946) as Virginia Sommers
- The Last of the Redmen (1947) as Cora Munro
- High Tide (1947) as Julie Vaughn
- Deputy Marshall (1949) as Claire Benton
- The Threat (1949) as Ann Williams
- Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) as Mary
- Riders of the Range (1950)
- Secrets of Beauty (1951) as Ruth Waldron
- Westward the Women (1951) as Laurie Smith
- Sabre Jet (1953) as Mrs. Marge Hale
- The High and the Mighty (1954) as Lillian Pardee
- Why Men Leave Home (1954)
- Headline Hunters (1955) as Laura Stewart
- The Big Land (1957) as Kate Johnson (final film role)
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- Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2. McFarland & Company (2016) ISBN 0786479922
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