space
head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
‘Happy Days’ TV Dad Tom Bosley Dies At 83
space
The Movie God   |  @   |  

One of the all-time great TV dads, Tom Bosley passed away today at the age of 83.

Bosley had been battling lung cancer, but it’s said that the actor passed away due to heart failure at a hospital in Palm Springs.

The actor did many things over his career, but he is and always will be remembered as Howard Cunningham on the hit ’70s TV show, Happy Days. The show ran for ten years from 1974 to 1984 and spanned 255 episodes, all of which featured Bosley. Only his TV wife Marion Ross and the Fonz, Henry Winkler, appeared in every episode.

Apart from Happy Days, Bosley also had notable runs on Murder She Wrote, where he played Sheriff Amos Tupper, and in 44 episodes of Father Dowling Mysteries, his own series where he played the title character. Later in his career mainly consisted of smaller roles. He had a voice cameo as Howard Cunningham in the Church of the Fonz episode of Family Guy, and had 1-episode stints on shows like One Tree Hill and That ’70s Show.

Keep in mind that these are just a few of the many things Tom Bosley did over the course of his 50+ years in the business. He has over 140 credits to his name, and 50 appearances as himself on various game shows and talk shows.

Younger generations may not be so familiar with Mr. Bosley, but the world surely lost one of the best TV dad’s we’ll ever know, and an all-around beloved talent.

Tom Bosley
1927 – 2010

[Source: Yahoo!]

1 Comment »

  1. so sad He was my favorite TV Dad :( RIP

    Comment by robertarizona — October 19, 2010 @ 8:57 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

space
space
Previous Article
space
Next Article
«
»
space
space
space
Amazon.com
space
You may have noticed that we're now AD FREE! Please support Geeks of Doom by using the Amazon Affiliate link above. All of our proceeds from the program go toward maintaining this site.
space
Geeks of Doom on Twitter Geeks of Doom on Facebook Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed
space
space
space
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
2022  ·   2021  ·   2020  ·   2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2022 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space