Kelly Bishop

Bishop in 2016, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Carole Bishop

Place of Birth: Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 28, 1944

Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish, German, likely one eighth Finnish and one eighth Norwegian

Kelly Bishop is an American actress and dancer. She is known for her roles on Gilmore Girls and in the film Dirty Dancing.

She was married to television personality Lee Leonard, until his death.

Kelly’s paternal grandfather was Nolan Milford Bishop (the son of Ingram Bill Bishop and Mary Ellen Beals). Nolan was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. Ingram was born in Nova Scotia, the son of Thomas Gifford Bishop and Anne FitzRandolph. Mary was born in Nova Scotia, the daughter of John Cooper Beals and Nancy Clark.

Kelly’s paternal grandmother was Fannye/Fannie Leona Stone (the daughter of Anthony G. Stone and Emma L. Boden). Fannye was born in Kansas, to English parents. Emma was born in Matlock, Derbyshire, the daughter of Abel Boden and Lydia Wigley.

Kelly’s maternal grandfather was named George Arthur Wahtola/Watala/Wahgols (likely the son of Anna Christine). George was born in Michigan, to a father from Finland and a mother from Norway.

Kelly’s maternal grandmother was Marietta Louise “Mary” Hight (the daughter of Edward Clark Hight/Hite and Lulu May Allen). Marietta was born in Colorado. Edward was born in Illinois, the son of Stewart Hight/Hite and Mary Proctor. Lulu was born in Colorado, the daughter of Oscar Allen and Marietta “Etta” Day.

Sources: Genealogy of Kelly’s parents –

Kelly’s maternal grandfather, George Arthur Wahtola/Watala/Wahgols, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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