Monday, October 22, 2007

RIP Joey Bishop, the last member of the Rat Pack

Joey Bishop was the last living member of Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack died at age 89. Joey was a stone faced comedian who made the phrase "Son of a Gun" famous. Frank called him the hub of the wheel in the Rat Pack that ruled Vegas in the 60's.



Things I didn't know about the Rat Pack:


The Rat Pack was a social group that originally revolved around Humphery Bogart.
The Rat Pack appeared at the Sands Hotel in Vegas and was a singing and comedy act that changed every day depending on the whims of the performers. It could get really crazy and the craziness is what drew the crowds.
The group consisted of Frank Sinatra, Joey, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford.
The group made two movies together: "Ocean's Eleven" and "Sergeants 3"
The group made President John F Kennedy an honorary member.



To read more about Joey's life, click here.

1 comment:

Howie G said...

Joey Bishop, Sammy Davis and of course, Frank, will live forever. See my spoof at http://www.realcrash.com/strange-things-in-the-night-frank/, even if it is saying "Something Stupid".