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Tom Bosley

Date of Death: October 19, 2010 (83)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Tom Bosley was a beloved American actor best known for his role as Howard Cunningham on the hit TV show "Happy Days." Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1927, Bosley began his career in entertainment as a radio announcer before transitioning to stage and screen.


Bosley's Broadway career began in 1959 when he starred in the musical "Fiorello!" which earned him a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He went on to appear in several other Broadway productions including "Nowhere to Go But Up," "A Joyful Noise," and "The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N."
In addition to his success on Broadway, Bosley also had a prolific career in television and film. He appeared in numerous TV shows throughout his career including "The Dean Martin Show," "Murder, She Wrote," and "The Love Boat." However, it was his role as Howard Cunningham on "Happy Days" that made him a household name. The show ran from 1974-1984 and Bosley appeared in all 255 episodes.
Bosley's film career was equally impressive. He appeared in over 50 films throughout his career including "Love with the Proper Stranger," "Yours, Mine and Ours," and "The World of Henry Orient." He also provided the voice of Harry Boyle in the animated TV series "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home."
Bosley's talent extended beyond acting. He was also an accomplished singer and released several albums throughout his career. In 1971, he released a Christmas album titled "A Bosley Christmas" which featured him singing classic holiday songs.
Bosley was a beloved figure in the entertainment industry and was known for his warm personality and kind heart. He was also a devout Catholic and served as a spokesperson for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
In his later years, Bosley continued to work in television and film. He appeared in several TV movies including "The Father Dowling Mysteries" and "The Secret Life of Algernon." He also provided the voice of Mayor Thomas in the animated TV series "The Tangerine Bear."
Tom Bosley passed away on October 19, 2010 at the age of 83.

Tom Bosley STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Herr Schultz [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Maurice

Maurice [Replacement]

Maurice

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Hyman Kaplan

[Broadway]
1965
Performer

[Broadway]
1964
Cabouche

[Broadway]
1963
Vince Brinkman

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Performer

Izzy Einstein

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1959
Fiorello LaGuardia

[Off-Broadway]
1956
Yakov

[Off-Broadway]
1955
Homer Bolton

[Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1981
Performer


Tom Bosley Movies

Love with the Proper Stranger
[ 1963 ] Columbo
The World of Henry Orient
[ 1964 ] Frank Boyd
Bang Bang Kid
[ 1967 ] Meriweather P. Newberry
Divorce American Style
[ 1967 ] Farley
Yours, Mine and Ours
[ 1968 ] Family Doctor
The Secret War of Harry Frigg
[ 1968 ] General Pennypacker
To Find a Man
[ 1972 ] Dr. Katchaturian
Mixed Company
[ 1974 ] Al
Gus
[ 1976 ] Spinner
O'Hara's Wife
[ 1982 ] Fred O Hara
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
[ 1987 ] Geppetto
Million Dollar Mystery
[ 1987 ] Sidney Preston
Wicked Stepmother
[ 1989 ] Lt. MacIntosh
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home
[ 1998 ] Ranger Tker
Returning Mickey Stern
[ 2002 ] Harry Mankelbaum
Confession
[ 2005 ] Father Abbot Sutton
Geppetto's Secret
[ 2005 ] Geppetto
Popstar
[ 2005 ] Harvey
Mothers and Daughters
[ 2006 ] Bob
The Back-up Plan
[ 2010 ] Arthur

Tom Bosley TV Shows

Bonanza
Hiram Peabody, Titus Simpson
David the Gnome
David
Father Dowling Mysteries
Father Frank Dowling, Blane Dowling, O'Downey
Happy Days
Howard Cunningham, Boris, Eddie
Hotel
Blaine Chapman, Walter Devlin
Murder, She Wrote
Sheriff Amos Tupper
Out of This World
Grandpa Zelig
Rugrats
Dwayne Tickerbacker, Strike Maxwell, Yuppie Man
The Love Boat
Harry Meacham, Howard Pfister, George Hammond
The Name of the Game
Morey Tait, Charlie Reid
The Streets of San Francisco
Eddie Clark, Eddie Coughlin, Saretti
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home
Harry Boyle

Tom Bosley Awards and Nominations


winner
Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Tom Bosley, Fiorello!

Tom Bosley News


BrightSide Theatre to Present SHE LOVES ME in October

BrightSide Theatre Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have announced that they will begin their 10th season with She Loves Me, running from October 14 through 30th. 
World Premiere of CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD to be Presented by The York Theatre Company

The York Theatre Company in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present the world premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort, music direction by David Hancock Turner, and directed by Randy Skinner.
BWW Review: RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY Has Staying Power at Don't Tell Mama

In 1985 Great Performances on PBS presented a television special titled 'The Best of Broadway' that featured Tom Bosley hosting a treasure trove of performers from the American Musical Theater performing the numbers that they made famous on the Broadway stage.
BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Television Episodes of All Time - from I LOVE LUCY to BETTER CALL SAUL

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best TV episodes from the 1950's to 2020; see if your favorites made the list!
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams- Showstoppers: The Best of Broadway

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the 1982 concert 'Showstoppers: The Best of Broadway.' The evening is hosted by Tom Bosley and features Broadway favorites such as Ethel Merman, Barry Bostwick, Susan Browning, Len Cariou, Nell Carter, Diahann Carroll, Carole Demas, David Haskell, Glynis Johns, Donna McKechnie, Robert Morse, Pamela Myers, Stephen Nathan, Jerry Orbach, Anthony Perkins, Debbie Reynolds, Alexis Smith, and Ray Walston.
York Theatre Company Will Present The World Premiere Of CHEEK TO CHEEK: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD

The York Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort (13 Things About Ed Carpolotti) and music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures), directed and choreographed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and Ain't Broadway Grand). Performances begin Friday, April 17, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
Broadway Playwright Bernard Slade Passes Away at 89

Bernard Slade, (born Bernard Slade Newbound), the Canadian/American writer best known for his Broadway play SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR  and the TV series THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, has died.  He passed away peacefully at home early this morning (October 30) in Beverly Hills from complications of Lewy Body Dementia. He was 89.
Sony Movie Channel Will Showcase Rarely-Shown Horror Films

Calling all horror enthusiasts! Sony Movie Channel will showcase rarely-shown horror films, mostly from the '70s, with double features played twice every night beginning at 8 p.m. EST on Friday, October 25 through Wednesday, October 30. A Halloween marathon will air Thursday, October 31 between 9 a.m. and 2 a.m.
BWW INTERVIEW: Shannon Cain's Interview With Jeanmarie Simpson - Previewing The 2020 Release Of HERETIC - THE MARY DYER STORY

The June 2020 release of the filmed production of Jeamarie Simpson's HERETIC, timed for the 350th Anniversary of Mary Dyer's execution, has just been announced. Although the premiere is a year away, it seems fitting that, coinciding with Mother's Day and the abiding relevance of issues related to free speech, we offer an exclusive interview with the author about the work and the person ('the mother of the First Amendment), conducted by her associate, Shannon Cain.
Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2019 Tony Nominees!

Over the course of each Broadway season, unexpected and unique storylines inevitably pop up. This morning, with the announcement of the 2019 Tony Award nominations, a number of new narratives have come to life.
Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre Company Presents ON GOLDEN POND

"On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2018-2019 season, opening on January 10 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 27.
ON GOLDEN POND Plays Three-Week Run in Quogue

On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson will be the second play of theHampton Theatre Companys 2018-2019 season, opening on January 10 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 27.
Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre Company Presents ON GOLDEN POND

"On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson will be the second play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2018-2019 season, opening on January 10 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 27.
ON GOLDEN POND Plays Three-Week Run in Quogue

On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson will be the second play of theHampton Theatre Companys 2018-2019 season, opening on January 10 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through January 27.
Rita Hayworth 100th Birthday Celebration Set for NYC, Hollywood

Former Hollywood agent to the stars, producer and author Budd Burton Moss has rounded up some of his closest friends to pay a special tribute to the Silver Screen's Golden Goddess, Rita Hayworth. The celebration of what would be her 100th Birthday, October 17th, 2018, will take place in New York and Hollywood
Hollywood Star Robert Wagner to Receive Second Gold Coast Burton Moss Hollywood Golden Era Award

Robert Wagner, the handsome and debonair actor and one of the most popular and successful stars in the entertainment industry, has been named to be the recipient of the Gold Coast International Film Festival's second annual Burton Moss Hollywood Golden Era Award. Regina Gil, founder and executive director of the Gold Coast Arts Center and its Gold Coast International Film Festival, announced the selection along with members of an advisory board that included such noted celebrities as Joel Grey, Larry King, Richard Thomas, Edwina Sandys, Mrs. Anthony Katherine Quinn, Tippi Hedren, Greg Mullavey, Carole Shelley, Angie Dickinson, Diane Baker, Stefanie Powers and Constance Towers Gavin.
Hollywood Star Robert Wagner to Receive Second Gold Coast International Film Festival's 'Golden Era Award'

Robert Wagner, the handsome and debonair actor and one of the most popular and successful stars in the entertainment industry, has been named to be the recipient of the Gold Coast International Film Festival's second annual Burton Moss Hollywood Golden Era Award. Regina Gil, founder and executive director of the Gold Coast Arts Center and its Gold Coast International Film Festival, announced the selection along with members of an advisory board that included such noted celebrities as Joel Grey, Larry King, Richard Thomas, Edwina Sandys, Mrs. Anthony Katherine Quinn, Tippi Hedren, Greg Mullavey, Carole Shelley, Angie Dickinson, Diane Baker, Stefanie Powers and Constance Towers Gavin.
getTV To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER on 6/4

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the network premiere of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” getTV will air the wildly popular action-adventure series starring Chuck Norris, beginning June 4. Episodes will be broadcast weekdays from 2:00PM to 6:00PM ET/1-5C and Sundays from 5:00PM-10PM ET/4-7C.
Ayyy! Henry Winkler Added to Wizard World Comic Con Portland Celebrity Roster, April 13-15

After taking the entertainment world by storm in his breakout role as 'Fonzie' in the popular sitcom 'Happy Days' (1975-85), Henry Winkler established himself as an award-winning producer and director, mixing in a few well-placed acting roles like Scream and Waterboy along the way. Winkler now joins a standout roster of celebrities set to attend next month's Wizard World Comic Con Portland, April 13-15 at the Oregon Convention Center, where he will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct an entertaining fan Q&A session. After achieving success as 'Fonzie,' originally written as a minor character but which soon earned Winkler billing alongside other series stars Ron Howard and Tom Bosley, Winkler quickly transitioned to produce the successful television series 'MacGyver' and direct the film Memories of Me, among dozens of off-screen credits over the past four decades. He more recently starred opposite Kevin James in the comedy Here Comes the Boom and the TV series 'Royal Pains.' Winkler is also a renowned author, penning dozens of children's books including the popular Hank Zipzer collection. Winkler, scheduled to appear at Wizard World Comic Con Portland all three days, adds to an already star-studded lineup that includes Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise), the Justice League trio of Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher, Ian Somerhalder ("The Vampire Diaries," "Lost"), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter franchise) and others. Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The fourth event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Portland show hours are Friday, April 13, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult. Wizard World Comic Con Portland is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character - and some never before dreamed - will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening. For more on the 2018 Wizard World Portland, visit http://wizd.me/PortlandPR.
Henry Winkler Added To Wizard World COMIC CON PORTLAND Celebrity Roster

After taking the entertainment world by storm in his breakout role as "Fonzie" in the popular sitcom "Happy Days" (1975-85), Henry Winkler established himself as an award-winning producer and director, mixing in a few well-placed acting roles like Scream and Waterboy along the way. Winkler now joins a standout roster of celebrities set to attend next month's Wizard World Comic Con Portland, April 13-15 at the Oregon Convention Center, where he will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct an entertaining fan Q&A session.

Tom Bosley FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Tom Bosley been in?

Tom Bosley has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Tom Bosley been in?

Tom Bosley has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Tom Bosley been nominated for?

Tom Bosley has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role in "Fiorello!".

What awards has Tom Bosley won?

Tom Bosley has won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his performance in "Fiorello!".

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