As a stand-up comic working the burlesque circuit, Bishop remained relatively unknown. But everything changed when he met Frank Sinatra in 1952 and began performing with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford in Las Vegas and later on the big screen in Ocean's Eleven (1960) and Sergeants 3 (1962).
Bishop ultimately found his niche in television, first as a frequent guest on Jack Paar's "Tonight Show" (1958-62) and later as star of his own sitcom, "The Joey Bishop Show" (1961-65), and host of his own talk show by the same name in 1967. Notable films include The Naked and the Dead (1958), Valley of the Dolls (1967) and Mad Dog Time (1996), which was directed by his son, Larry. He died on Oct. 17, 2007, at age 89.
Frank Sinatra leads an all-star cast as Danny Ocean, who decides to knock over a few casinos on the Las Vegas Strip with his buddies -- including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford -- in one of the merriest heist movies ever. The summit meeting of Sinatra's "Rat Pack" cronies, this comic caper was filmed on location in Vegas during the daylight-hour downtime between the real-life group's ongoing gig at the Sands Hotel.