Kelly Bishop Biography (1944-)

Born Carole Bishop, February 28, 1944, in Colorado Springs, CO; began using the name Kelly Bishop, c. 1975-76; daughter of Lawrence Boden and Jane Lenore(maiden name, Wahtola) Bishop; married Peter Miller (divorced); married Lee Leonard. Addresses: Agent: Abrams Artist Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Birth Details
February 28, 1944
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut; as Carole Bishop) Corps de ballet, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1962
  • (Broadway debut; as Carole Bishop) Golden Rainbow, Shubert Theatre, 1968
  • (As Carole Bishop) Company nurse, Promises, Promises, Shubert Theatre, 1968
  • On the Town, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Rachael Lily Rosenblum, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Anita, West Side Story, Chateau de Ville Theatre, 1974
  • (As Carole Bishop) Sheila, A Chorus Line, Newman Theatre, then Shubert Theatre, both New York City, 1975-76
  • Mary, Vanities, Westside Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1977
  • Julie, Piano Bar, Chelsea Westside Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Night of the Iguana, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1981 , thenVirginia Stage Company, Norfolk, VA, 1984
  • Precious Sons, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Grace, Bus Stop, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1996
  • Annie Robbins, Proposals, Broadway production, 1997
  • Vera Charles, Mame, Paper Mill Playhouse, 1999
  • Also appeared in Six Degrees of Separation, Broadway production; Death Defying Acts, off-Broadway production; Pterodactyls, off-Broadway production; A Lady Needs a Change, off-Broadway production; It Changes Every Year; The Last Girl Singer; The Fourth Wall; A Little Night Music; The Voice of the Turtle; The ThreePenny Opera; Perfectly Frank; Pal Joey.
  • Major Tours
  • (As Carole Bishop) Helen McFudd, Irene, U.S. cities, 1974
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Elaine, An Unmarried Woman, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • Beth Douglas, O'Hara's Wife, 1982
  • Tutor Nover, Solarbabies (also known as Solar Warriors), 1986
  • Eleanor Karamis, Ich und Er (also known as Me and Him), 1987
  • Marjorie Houseman, Dirty Dancing, Vestron, 1987
  • Maria, Queens Logic, 1991
  • Adele, Six Degrees of Separation, 1993
  • Zelda, Miami Rhapsody, 1995
  • Ray Stern, Private Parts (also known as Howard Stern's Private Parts), Paramount, 1997
  • Wedding Band, Atmosphere Films, 1999
  • Amanda Leer, Wonder Boys, Paramount, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ginger Thorn, The Thorns, ABC, 1988
  • Serena Wyman, One Life to Live, ABC, 1989
  • Gloria, My Wildest Dreams (also known as Something's GottaGive), Fox, 1995
  • Dr. Robbins, One Life to Live, ABC, 1996
  • Emily Gilmore, The Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2000-
  • Movies
  • Rita Borden, Advice to the Lovelorn, 1981
  • Mrs. Jelke, Cafe Society, Showtime, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Dee Dee, the devil's daughter, A Year at the Top, 1977
  • Marian Borland, "Intolerance," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Connie Silverberg, "Me Thinks My Parents Doth Protest Too Much," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1992
  • "Slaves," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 2000
  • Dorothy, Talk to Me, ABC, 2000
  • Also appeared in Hawaii Five-0, CBS; The New Odd Couple; and Kate & Allie.
  • Specials
  • Denise Pfeiffer, a student of Jason's, Love and Learn, 1979
  • Kaye Brenner, The Recovery Room, CBS, 1985
  • Roxanne Holden, Summer Stories: The Mall, ABC, 1992

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