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William Bishop

Highest Rated:   80% Song of the Thin Man (1947)
Lowest Rated:   80% Song of the Thin Man (1947)
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American leading man William Bishop studied law at the University of West Virginia before settling upon an acting career. He came to Hollywood at the tail end of the "victory casting" period, when the major studios were hiring any and all handsome young actors to fill the gap until the major male stars like Gable and Fonda came back from the war. Under contract to MGM, Bishop was seen in sizeable but non-descript supporting roles in such films as A Guy Named Joe (1943) and Song of the Thin Man (1947). In the 1950s, the muscular, jut-jawed Bishop specialized in westerns like The Texas Rangers (1952), Redhead from Wyoming (1953) and Phantom Stagecoach (1954). His best showing during this period was as Carter Doone in Columbia's Technicolor costumer Lorna Doone (1952). For 39 weeks in 1954, Bishop costarred with Michael O'Shea and James Dunn in It's a Great Life, a TV sitcom about two ex-GIs living together in a small apartment. William Bishop died of cancer in his Malibu home at the age of 42; he had just completed work on his last film, The Oregon Trail (1959), in which he was billed just below star Fred MacMurray.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Short Cut to Hell
  • Stan
1957
No Score Yet Top Gun
  • Canby Judd
1955
No Score Yet Wyoming Renegades
  • Sundance Kid
1955
No Score Yet Overland Pacific
  • Del Stewart
1954
No Score Yet The Redhead from Wyoming
  • Jim Averell
1953
No Score Yet Cripple Creek
  • Silver Kirby
1952
No Score Yet Breakdown
  • Terry Williams
1952
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers
  • Sam Bass
1951
No Score Yet The Frogmen
  • Ferriso
1951
No Score Yet The Basketball Fix
  • Mike Taft
1951
No Score Yet The Killer That Stalked New York
  • Dr. Ben Wood
1950
No Score Yet Harriet Craig
  • Wes Miller
1950
No Score Yet Slightly French
  • J.B.
1949
No Score Yet Coroner Creek
  • Leach Conover
1948
No Score Yet Romance of Rosy Ridge
  • Ad Buchanan
1947
80% Song of the Thin Man
  • Al Amboy
1947
No Score Yet A Guy Named Joe
  • Ray
1944
No Score Yet Lost Angel
  • Reporter
1943
No Score Yet Girl Crazy
  • Radio Man
1943
No Score Yet Swing Fever
  • Soldier
1943
No Score Yet Pilot No. 5
  • Cadet
1943

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