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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