Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wild Card: Tom Bosley 1927-2010
Just before taking the role on Happy Days that would make him a household name, Bosley lent his distinctive voice to an under-rated prime time animated sitcom called Wait Till Your Father Gets Home.
Prior to his television career, Tom Bosley had a pretty steady gig in films including The World of Henry Orient, Divorce American Style, and Yours, Mine and Ours starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda.
Bosley also had a long and varied career on the stage, winning a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Fiorello!
In 2004, TV Guide ranked Bosley's Howard Cunningham at #9 on their list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time."
Good-bye, Dad. We'll miss you.