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Tom Bosley Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

Tom Bosley
Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

Here you can learn about Tom Bosley’s career and private life facts, read the latest news, find all the awards he has won and watch photos and videos.

PERSONAL DATA OF TOM BOSLEY

Born in: CHICAGO, Illinois (USA)
Born on: 01/10/1927
Dies at: PALM SPRINGS, California (USA)
He dies on: 19/10/2010

BIOGRAPHY OF TOM BOSLEY

Actor. His face is known to the general public especially for his interpretation of Howard Cunningham in the telefilm “Happy Days”. During the Second World War he enlisted in the US Navy and, returning home, he enrolled at De Paul University in Chicago. In those same years, strongly attracted to acting, he participated in the broadcasts of the Radio Institute of Chicago, lending his voice to the characters of radio dramas. The real acting debut, however, takes place on the stage of the Fine Arts Theater in Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”. Between 1949 and 1950 he performed at the Woodstock Opera House, where he had the opportunity to act alongside a future Hollywood star, Paul Newman and in 1955 he made his “off-Broadway” debut in “Thieves Highway”. The roles offered to him, however, are not enough to support himself, and he is therefore forced to accept the most disparate jobs, such as that of guardian at Central Park. In 1959 the consecration to Broadway arrives with “Fiorello!”, For which he won the Tony Award and in the same year he landed on the small screen taking part in numerous TV series, from “Play of the Week” (1959) to “Diagnosis: Unknown “(1960), up to” Hallmark Hall of Fame “(1962) and” The city in backlight “(1963). In 1963 he made his film debut in the role of Anthony Columbo, Natalie Wood’s suitor in Robert Mulligan’s “Strange Encounter” and over the decade he skilfully alternated the big screen with television appearances. In 1964 he starred alongside Peter Sellers and Angela Lansbury in George Roy Hill’s “The Private Life of Henry Orient” and participated in some episodes of the popular television series “Doctor Kildare”; in 1968 he played with Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda and Van Johnson, “Appointment under the bed” by Melville Shavelson, while the following year he was in the cast of the western series “The virginian” and “Bonanza”. The real success, however, comes in 1974, when he replaces Harold Gould in the pilot of the series “Happy Days”. The series, which will accompany the television afternoons of an entire generation, quickly becomes a cult, so much so that it is scheduled for eleven seasons and the role of Howard Cunningham, owner of a hardware store in Milwaukee and resigned father of Richie alias Ron Howard, gives him notoriety. Throughout the 1980s, apart from a few fleeting film appearances such as William Bartman’s “O’Hara’s Wife” (1982), opposite Jodie Foster, Richard’s “The $ 4 Million Mystery” (1987) Fleischer, box office flop for which he was nominated for Razzie as Worst Supporting Actor, and Larry Cohen’s Witch for a Day (1989), played by Bette Davis, his career continues mainly on the small screen. In addition to appearing in the episodes of many TV series including “Love Boat” (1982-1987), “Detective for love” (1985) and “Perry Mason” (1986), between 1984 and 1988 he plays the role of Sheriff Amos Tupper in “The lady in yellow” and, between 1987 and 1991, those of the protagonist, a Catholic priest, in “The inquiries of Father Dowling”, a police miniseries that received great acclaim among the public. During the Eighties he also tried the way of dubbing, lending his voice to many cartoon characters including Harry Boyle from “Wait Till Your Father Gets Home” and David Gnomo, protagonist of the animated series of the same name. Only in 1994 did he decide to return to Broadway carving out the role of Maurice, father of the protagonist, in the musical “Beauty and the Beast”. In the 1990s and 2000s he appeared as a guest star in “Latest from Heaven” (1999), “Walker Texas Ranger” (2000), “ER – Doctors on the front line” (2001), “In court with Lynn” (2001), “One Tree Hill” (2005) and in the TV movie “The True Legacy” (2006). Of Jewish religion, in 2004 he decided to participate in the documentary “Paper Clips” by Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab, addressing the theme of the Holocaust in a personal way. The latest film effort is in Alan Poul’s comedy “Nice, I’m a little pregnant” (2010), opposite Jennifer Lopez. He died at the age of 83 in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, near his home in Palm Springs, of heart failure. For some years he had been battling lung cancer.

THE LATEST FILMS BY TOM BOSLEY

Pleased to meet you, I'm a little pregnant

Pleased I’m a little pregnant (The Back-Up Plan)

Role: Actor
Year: 2010

O'Hara's Wife

O’Hara’s Wife

Role: Actor
Year: 1982

GUS - A STRANGE FOOTBALL CHAMPION

GUS – A STRANGE FOOTBALL CHAMPION (GUS)

Role: Actor
Year: 1976

Night Gallery

Night Gallery

Role: Actor
Year: 1969 Go to the Complete Filmography

THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF TOM BOSLEY

Comedy: 42% Sentimental: 7% Drama: 7% Family: 7%

RECENT ROLES PLAYED BY TOM BOSLEY

Movie Role

Pleased to meet you, I’m a little pregnant

Arthur

O’Hara’s Wife

Fred O’Hara

GUS – A STRANGE FOOTBALL CHAMPION

Spinner

Night Gallery

Sidney Resnick

Appointment under the bed

Family doctor

Bang Bang Kid

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