Bishop, Julie (1914–2001)

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Bishop, Julie (1914–2001)

American actress. Name variations: Jacqueline Wells, Diane Duval. Born Jacqueline Brown, Aug 30, 1914, in Denver, Colorado; died Aug 30, 2001, in Mendocino, California; m. Walter Booth Brooks, 1936 (div. 1939); m. Clarence A. Shoop (vice-president of Hughes aircraft), 1944 (died 1968); m. William F. Bergin (surgeon), 1968; children: Steve Shoop (physician); Pamela Shoop (actress).

Began film career as a child star under name Jacqueline Wells; as an adult, returned to the screen in Hal Roach comedies, then played leads in many films; signed with Warner's and changed name to Julie Bishop (1941); made over 50 films as Wells, including Maytime, Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall, Tillie and Gus, Highway Patrol, Spring Madness and Flight into Nowhere; made over 30 films as Bishop, including Northern Pursuit, Action in the North Atlantic, Sands of Iwo Jima, Rhapsody in Blue, The High and the Mighty and The Big Land.