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Tribute: Tom Bosley

posted by Nell Minow

hd4-05.jpgWe mourn the passing of Tom Bosley, one of the all-time great TV dads in the classic series, “Happy Days.” As a young man, he won a Tony playing the much-older mayor of New York City in the musical, “Fiorello.” He was back on Broadway half a century later as Maurice in the Disney musical version of “Beauty and the Beast.” His roles on television included the priest on the “Father Dowling Mysteries” and a cop on “Murder, She Wrote.” I am fond of his performance as the sensible man Natalie Wood doesn’t marry in “Love With a Proper Stranger.” And he was very touching helping to teach children about the Holocaust in the documentary Paper Clips. But he will be best-remembered as the understanding Eisenhower era father, known affectionately by the Fonz as “Mr. C.” He always knew the right thing to say when one of his kids needed some special guidance and support.
Rest in peace, Mr. B.

  • iorek

    Do you see any significance to the fact that he and Barbara Biillngsley died simultaneously? Kind of like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson?

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