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Julie Bishop

Highest Rated:   100% Sands of Iwo Jima (1950)
Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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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 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 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 The Bohemian Girl
  • Arline as an Adult
1936
87% The Black Cat
  • Joan Allison
1934
No Score Yet The Loudspeaker
  • Janet Melrose
1934
No Score Yet 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

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