Joseph Abraham Gottlieb

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Joseph Abraham Gottlieb was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, back in 1918 to Jacob and Anna.  The family moved to South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when he was young.  He was drafted into the United States Army during WWII stationed in Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

After being discharged he worked as a stand-up comedian. He could be seen on the Ed Sullivan Show (showing my age, but I do remember seeing him on stage).  He guest-hosted The Tonight Show for Jack Paar.  He stared in situation comedy series with his own show from 1961 to 1965.  He married Sylvia Ruzga in 1941, they were married for 58 years until her death in 1999 from lung cancer.  He died in 2007, he was 89.

While you may not recognize the name, surely (if you’re old enough) you surely know him by his stage name of Joey Bishop.

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Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

What a great goup of comedians we were entertained by...Joey Bishop, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Ernie Kovacs, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason,  Art Carney. and more!  

Apr 07, 2020 03:43 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

As the "Rat Pack"!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 07, 2020 04:27 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I can say that I knew the name and saw him a few times however I was at a younger age to see most of his career.

Apr 07, 2020 04:50 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - Oh yes, I remember.  We could probably go down the list of that generation of entertianers and most of them also served in World War II.

Apr 07, 2020 04:56 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - the name Gottlieb was kinda familiar to me and as your story progressed the name Joey Bishop seemed like it might be a possibility.  I remember him and the image that comes to mind was a rather urbane guy always with a cigarette.  Am I remembering, correctly?  

Apr 07, 2020 05:09 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Gottlieb, no clue. Joey Bishop I know. He was a talented fellow. Enjoy your day!

Apr 07, 2020 05:44 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Of course I remember Joey Bishop, James.  He was a classic and I always enjoyed his humor.

Apr 07, 2020 06:15 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Even after you revealed the stage name, I still have no clue as to who that is, but I enjoyed learning about someone new.

Apr 07, 2020 06:32 AM #8
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Joseph was not someone I knew or recognize by his stage name either.  Don't recognize his picture either.


Apr 07, 2020 06:35 AM #9
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I do remember Joey Bishop James Dray and can picture him but I confess that I don'r remember his style of humor.

Apr 07, 2020 06:51 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I knew the name Joey Bishop, and one of our big clients last name was Gotliieb. Thank you for this one...many stars changed their names. A

Apr 07, 2020 07:01 AM #11
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

thanks for sharing this - I saw him in a restaurant having dinner many years ago in New York. 

Apr 07, 2020 07:31 AM #12
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - As a young child, (haha) I remember Joey Bishop as a member of the Rat Pack.  

Apr 07, 2020 08:59 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- yes, I'm old enough to remember the name and have a vague image of him in my head. 

Apr 07, 2020 09:53 AM #14
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Joey Bishop was also part of the rat pack back in the day...

Happy Tuesday James Dray 

Apr 07, 2020 03:27 PM #15
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I always enjoyed the humor of Joey Bishop (aka Joseph Abraham Gottlieb). He was in a class by himself in the era of stand-up comedy.

May 17, 2020 09:01 AM #16
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