- Tom Bosley
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birthname = Thomas Edward Bosley
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Thomas Edward Bosley (born
October 1, 1927) is an American actor, best known on-stage for his work in " Fiorello!", and for his starring and supporting roles on television shows like " Happy Days", " Murder, She Wrote" and the " Father Dowling Mysteries".
Bosley was born in
Chicago, Illinois; he is Jewish.cite news | last =Elkin| first =Michael| coauthors=| title =Tom Bosley: A 'Golden Pond' of Memories| pages=| work=The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent| date = 2006-10-26| url =http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/11075| accessdate =2006-12-13 ] During World War II, Tom Bosley served in the United States Navy. While attending DePaul University, in Chicago, in 1947, he made his stage debut in " Our Town" with the Canterbury Players at the Fine Arts Theatre. Bosley performed at the Woodstock Opera Housein Woodstock, Illinois, in 1949 and 1950 alongside Paul Newman.
Bosley's breakthrough stage role was
New York's Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardiain the long-running Broadway musical" Fiorello!" (1959) for which he won a Tony Award. In 1994, Tom originated the role of Maurice in the Broadway version of Disney's Beauty & the Beast.
motion picturerole was in 1963, as the would-be suitor of Natalie Woodin " Love with the Proper Stranger." Other films include " The World of Henry Orient", " Divorce American Style" and " The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal". Bosley shared a heartfelt story about his experience with the Holocaustin the documentary film" Paper Clips".
Bosley's best known role is the character Howard Cunningham,
Richie Cunningham's father, in the long-running televisionsitcom " Happy Days." Bosley is also known for portraying Sheriff Amos Tupperon " Murder, She Wrote." He also portrayed the titular Father Frank Dowling on the TV mystery series, " Father Dowling Mysteries." In 2004, Bosley guest starred as a toy maker named Ben-Ami on the series finale of the Christianvideo series "." Among myriad television appearances, one notable early performance was in the "Eyes" segment of the 1969 pilot episode of Rod Serling's Night Gallery, directed by Steven Spielbergand starring Joan Crawford. In 2008, Bosley will star in the television drama [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1118040/ "Charlie & Me."]
Also notable as a
voice actordue to his resonant, fatherly yet expressive tone, Bosley hosted " The General Mills Radio Adventure Theater", a 1977 radio dramaseries for children. He went on to voice many memorable animated cartooncharacters, including Harry Boyle in the animated series, " Wait Till Your Father Gets Home". He provided the voice of the title character in the 1980s cartoon " The World of David the Gnome", and the shop owner Mr. Winklein the children's Christmas special" The Tangerine Bear". He also narrated the movie documentary series "That's Hollywood". Additionally, he played the narrator B.A.H. Humbugin the Rankin/Bassanimated Christmas special" The Stingiest Man In Town".
He has endorsed
Glad Trash Bags, D-Con, the IQ Computerand Sonic Drive-Ins, and currently is the spokesman for SMC Specialty Merchandise Corporation.
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Emmy-nominated American actor
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