Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tom Bosley, R. I. P.

Happy Days's Tom Bosley Dead at 83 - Death, Happy Days, Tom Bosley : People.com: "Tom Bosley the folksy father of Richie Cunningham on the '70s sitcom about the '50s, ABC's Happy Days, died Tuesday in his Palm Springs, Calif., home. On Oct. 1 he had turned 83.

The actor died of a staph infection, according to TMZ, which first reported his death.

Before finding fame on the small screene, Bosley won a Tony for starring as the beloved New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in the Puliter-Prize-winning 1959 musical Fiorello!. He also made a memorable mark in the 1964 Peter Sellers cult comedy The World of Henry Orient, as the too-understanding husband of Angela Lansbury's character."


pattinase (abbott) said...

Two of my favorite TV parents in a few days!

Scott Phillips said...

Yes, it does seem as if the nation's surrogate television fantasy parents are going down like flies. Next: Florence Henderson and Ralph Waite.

Todd Mason said...

After the first season of HAPPY DAYS, I was more likely to encounter him as the spirited narrator of THAT'S HOLLYWOOD, Fox's syndicated weekly half-hour variation on MGM's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT film compilations.