The last surviving member of the Rat Pack, Joey Bishop, died today, 10/17/07, at the age of 89. He now joins Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford, Dean Marrtin, and Sammy Davis Jr.
I never knew a lot about him, but I knew who he was when I was a child, mainly from his late night talk show of the late 1960s, and I used to think I was named after him. In the late 1990s TV Land aired reruns of the sitcom, and I found it interesting, like The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Danny Thomas Show. He was a great entertainer and will be missed.