Joey Bishop, the deadpan comic with the catchphrase “Son of a gun!” – and the last surviving member of Frank Sinatra’s swinging ’60s “Rat Pack” – has died. He was 89.
According to his longtime publicist, the Bronx-born Bishop (real name: Joseph Abraham Gottlieb) died Wednesday night of multiple causes at his home in Newport Beach, Calif., the Associated Press reports.
Besides his own 1961-65 NBC Saturday night sitcom, The Joey Bishop Show, the comic was ABC’s rival to NBC’s Johnny Carson on the 1967-69 late-night The Joey Bishop Show. His announcer and sidekick later found fame in morning TV: Regis Philbin.
As for the other Rat Packers, Peter Lawford died in 1984, Sammy Davis Jr. in 1990, Dean Martin in 1995 and Sinatra in 1998.
All of them appeared together in the original 1960 Ocean’s 11.