Bishop, Kelly (1944–)

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Bishop, Kelly (1944–)

American theatrical dancer. Born Carole Bishop, Feb 28, 1944, in Colorado Springs, Colorado; m. Lee Leonard (tv host in New Jersey), 1981.

Failing an audition at American Ballet Theatre, joined the corps de ballet at Radio City Music Hall; appeared at World's Fair in Michael Kidd's Wonderland (1964); performed in numerous cabaret shows in Las Vegas; appeared on Broadway in Golden Rainbow (1968), Promises, Promises (1968), On the Town (1971–72), Precious Sons (1986), Six Degrees of Separation (1990–92), Bus Stop (1996), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (1997–98) and Proposals (1997–98); won Tony Award for Best Featured Actress as Sheila in A Chorus Line (1976); films include An Unmarried Woman (1978), O'Hara's Wife (1982), Miami Rhapsody (1995) and Private Parts (1997); on tv, appeared as Emily Gilmore on "The Gilmore Girls" (2000).