Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop

  • Highest Rated: 100% Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
  • Birthday: Aug 30, 1914
  • Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Born to a wealthy Denver banker/oilman, Jacqueline Wells began her 35-year film career as a child actress in 1923. She left films near the end of the silent era to study acting at the Pasadena Playhouse and dancing with Theodore Kosloff. The newly blonde Ms. Wells returned to films in 1932, briefly (and reluctantly) billed as Diane Duval until signed to a Paramount contract in 1933. A reigning queen of "B"-pictures throughout the 1930s, Jacqueline worked at Universal (The Black Cat [1934]), Monogram (The Mouthpiece [1934]) and Hal Roach (The Bohemian Girl [1936]) before settling into a 2-year tenure as all-purpose leading lady at Columbia. Feeling that her career was slowing to a halt, she reinvented herself, transforming from imperiled ingenue Jacqueline Wells to the self-assured, quip-for-all-occasions Julie Bishop. Though many of her roles under her new name were secondary, they attracted attention to her acting abilities, and even gave her an occasional opportunity to sing. Among her better "Julie Bishop" assignments were such roles as Mrs. Ira Gershwin in Rhapsody in Blue (1945) and John Wayne's wistful one-night stand in Sands of Iwo Jima (1949). In 1953, Wells/Bishop co-starred with Bob Cummings on the 39-week TV sitcom My Hero. Julie Bishop is the mother of actress Pamela Shoop, her daughter by her third husband, Dr. Clarence Shoop.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

20% Rhapsody in Blue Lee Gershwin 2001
No Score Yet The Big Land Kate Johnson 1957
25% The High and the Mighty Lillian Pardee 1954
No Score Yet Sabre Jet Mrs. Marge Hale 1953
No Score Yet Westward the Women Laurie Smith 1951
No Score Yet Why Men Leave Home Ruth Waldron 1951
100% Sands of Iwo Jima Mary 1950
No Score Yet The Threat Ann Williams 1949
No Score Yet High Tide Julie Vaughn 1947
No Score Yet Last of the Redmen Cora Munro 1947
No Score Yet Murder in the Music Hall Diane 1946
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Herself 1944
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke Stewardess 1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic Pearl 1943
No Score Yet The Hard Way Chorine 1943
No Score Yet Northern Pursuit Laura McBain 1943
No Score Yet The Hidden Hand Rite Channing 1942
No Score Yet Escape From Crime Molly O'Hara 1942
No Score Yet I Was Framed Ruth Marshall (Scott) 1942
No Score Yet Lady Gangster Myrtle Reed 1942
No Score Yet Back in the Saddle Taffy 1941
No Score Yet The Ranger and the Lady Jane 1940
No Score Yet My Son Is Guilty Julia Allen 1940
No Score Yet The Right Man Actor 1940
No Score Yet Girl In 313 Loma 1940
No Score Yet She Married an Artist Betty 1938
No Score Yet The Bohemian Girl Arline as an Adult 1936
88% The Black Cat Joan Allison 1934
No Score Yet The Loudspeaker Janet Melrose 1934
67% Alice in Wonderland Alice's Sister 1933
No Score Yet Tillie and Gus Mary Blake Sheridan 1933
No Score Yet Tarzan the Fearless Mary Brooks 1933

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Kitchen Cabinet
2012-2016
Guest

QUOTES FROM Julie Bishop CHARACTERS

Steve Wagner
Whatever he is, he's no northwoodsman.
Jim Austen
A German officer in the north country. I don't get it.
Col. Hugo von Keller
I give you my word as a German officer.
Jim Austen
I think we captured a German flyer. [uh, no, he was sent by submarine]
Laura McBain
You're not going to marry him, I am.
Laura McBain
He captured 3 German aviators. [no, just one and he was not flying to Canada]
Steve Wagner
Fast? We've had the longest engagement in Manitoba!