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Tom Bosley, Happy Days' Dad, Dies 83

Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley (October 1, 1927 - October 19, 2010), was an American actor, best known for his starring and supporting roles on the television shows Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote, and Father Dowling Mysteries, as well as the title role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fiorello!

Bosley's best known role is the character Howard Cunningham, Richie Cunningham's father, in the long-running sitcom Happy Days. Bosley was also known for portraying Sheriff Amos Tupper on 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 Christian video series K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments. 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 Spielberg and starring Joan Crawford.

Death of Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley is died of Lung Cancer
Tom Bosely was 83 years old at the time of his death

Tom Bosley in Commercial - (Blue Jacket & Glasses)

Re: Tom Bosley, Happy Days' Dad, Dies 83

He will be sorely missed by all... He was the father we all wish we had and hope to be!

Re: Tom Bosley, Happy Days' Dad, Dies 83

Recently, I have been watching re-runs of Happy Days and it breaks my heart every time I watch an episode. Tom Bosley reminded me so much of my father who passed away when I was 14. I grew up watching him and the whole gang of Happy Days and felt like they were part of my family. Mr. Bosley, you will be missed very much and were loved by all. May you rest in peace forever.

Re: Tom Bosley, Happy Days' Dad, Dies 83

I am really going to miss this guy... Who didn't want him as their dad growing up?

Re: Tom Bosley, Happy Days' Dad, Dies 83

Ditto. A great TV dad!

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