Tom Bosley

Actor

Born: 1 October 1927
Died: 19 October 2010 (heart failure)
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Best known as: Mr. C, the dad on TV's Happy Days
Tom Bosley won a Tony Award in 1958 for his lead role as New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in the Broadway musical Fiorello!. But Tom Bosley is better remembered for his role on the long-running TV show Happy Days (1974-1984). Bosley played Howard, the calm, good-natured father to goofy teen Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard). Bosley also starred as a mystery-solving priest in Father Dowling Mysteries (1987-1991) and played Sheriff Amos Tupper of Cabot Cove on another mystery series, Murder, She Wrote, from 1984-88. Tom Bosley was also an experienced voice actor, known mostly for his parts in the cartoons Wait Till Your Father Gets Home and David the Gnome.

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