Kelly Bishop is an actress of old American movies and TV series. She is famous due to her roles in the series ” Gilmore Girle”, a short-lived comedy series “Bunheads”,” A Chorus Line “, and the film “Dirty Dancing”.Kelly won many awards on her performance. Particularly, she won Tony Award for the best performance by a Featured Actress. Kelly is a successful actress as well as a professional and trained ballet dancer. She started working at the age of 18 years as a dancer in a year-round ballet company at Radio City Music Hall. Kelly gave her film debut from the film “An Unmarried Woman” in the year 1978. This super hit drama film was directed by Paul Mazursky who was her best friend.
Quick Facts & Bio
|Date of Birth
|28 February 1944
|Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
|South Orange, New Jersey
|5 feet 6 inches
|Lee Leonard, Peter Miller
|Actress, Ballet Dancer
|$4 million US dollars
Early Life of Kelly Bishop
Kelly Bishop was born on April 28, 1944 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Her real name was Carole Bishop. She got the ballet dance training from American Ballet Theatre School and the San Jose Ballet School. She moved to New York and started his career as a ballet dancer. Before her first cast in 1967 in “Golden Rainbow”, she continued to dance in Las Vegas, summer stock and on TV.
Family of Kelly Bishop
Kelly Bishop resides in South Orange, New Jersey with her family. Her husband is Lee Leonard who is a famous TV talk show host. He married to Kelly in 1981 and died in 2018. Firstly, Kelly married to Peter Miller in 1970. After a few years, she is divorced. Further Information about her parents, children and siblings are not known.
Professional Life of Kelly
Kelly Bishop earned the most fame from her role of “Sheila in the movie “A Chorus Line. After that she worked in many big move. She won Tony Award Best Featured Actress (Musical). She played main role in film “Dirty Dancing” when the actual heroine of the film fell ill. Name of the actual heroine is Lynn Lipton.
Kelly Bishop has played the role of Mother of many famous stars. These movies are Queen Logic, Miami Rhapsody and Blue Moon.
Name of the famous movies and TV series in which Kelly Bishop are given below.
- Hawaii Five-O as Char(1968)
- An Unmarried Woman as Elaine Leibowitz (1978)
- The Thorns as Ginger Thorn (1988)
- Queens Logic as Maria (1991)
- Miami Rhapsody as Zelda (1995)
- Gilmore Girls as Emily Gilmore (2000)
- A Novel Romance as Lily Sparks (2011)
- Halston as Eleanor Lambert (2021)
Kelly Bishop has earned $4 million US dollars as her net worth. She is living an expensive lifestyle. Kelly has made her wealth from her profession of acting and ballet dancing. She is one of the most famous actress of her time.