|Birth: ||Oct. 1, 1927|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 2010|
Actor. He will be remembered for his role as the patriarch Howard Cunningham in the popular TV series "Happy Days" (1974 to 1984). Born in Chicago, he served in the US Navy, and attended DePaul University following his return home. After becoming interested in an acting career, he studied at the Radio Institute of Chicago, and began performing on various radio programs. He made his debut on Broadway in the production "The Power and the Glory" (1958 to 1959), and began a lengthy television career during that same period. Bosley's breakthrough role was his Tony Award-winning performance as Fiorello LaGuardia in the musical "Fiorello!" (1959 to 1961), which was followed by scores of TV guest appearances on such programs as "Car 54, Where Are You?", "Route 66", "The Defenders", "The Streets of San Francisco", and many more. He found substantial film roles in the pictures "Love with the Proper Stranger" (1963), "The World of Henry Orient" (1964) and "Divorce American Style" (1967). After recurring parts in the series "The Debbie Reynolds Show" (1969 to 1970) and "The Sandy Duncan Show" (1972), Bosley would inherit the role of Howard Cunningham for the series "Happy Days" (initially played by Harold Gould in a 1972 episode of "Love, American Style", which inspired the show), and with it he would become a household name, earning an Emmy Award nomination in 1978. Following the conclusion of the shows' run in 1984, he had a memorable supporting part as Sheriff Amos Tupper in the series "Murder, She Wrote" (1984 to 1988), and played the title role in "Father Dowling Mysteries" (1987 to 1991). He died from heart failure. (bio by: C.S.)
Jean Eliot Bosley (1932 - 1978)*
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Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles County
Plot: God's Acre, 1738, space 4, next to his stepson, Thomas Carr.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Oct 19, 2010
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