Billed as Carole Bishop, made stage debut in corps de ballet of Radio City Music Hall
Broadway debut in "Golden Rainbow"
Won acclaim as the tart-tongued, aging hoofer Sheila in original production of "A Chorus Line"; changed billing from Carole Bishop to Kelly Bishop during the early run of the show
Co-starred in the short-lived TV series, "A Year at the Top" (CBS)
Feature acting debut, "An Unmarried Woman"
Played regular role of Grace on the CBS drama serial "As the World Turns"
Played mother to Jennifer Grey in "Dirty Dancing"
Portrayed Ginger Thorn in the short-lived ABC sitcom "The Thorns"
Had recurring role on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live"
Played the leading role of Ouisa Kittredge in the Braodway production of "Six Degrees of Separation"; originally understudied Stockard Channing
Played mother to Miles Silverberg (Grant Shaud) in memorable episode of "Murphy Brown" (CBS)
Had supporting role in the film version of "Six Degrees of Separation"
Was regular on series "My Wildest Dreams" (Fox)
Co-starred as the mistress of Paul Mazursky's Vic Marcus in "Miami Rhapsody"
Cast as a doctor on the ABC soap "One Life to Live"
Had featured role of Grace in the revival of "Bus Stop", starring Mary-Louise Parker and Billy Crudup
Played mother to Howard Stern in "Private Parts"
Returned to Broadway in the short-lived Neil Simon play "Proposals"
Replaced Carole Shelley (who in turn had replaced Dana Ivey) in the Tony-winning play "The Last Night of Ballyhoo"
Had regular role as the mother and grandmother of the titular "Gilmore Girls" (The WB)