Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley
1927 - 2010
Tom Bosley  American Actor

Tom Bosley dating history


Tom Bosley was previously married to Patricia Carr (1980 - 2010) and Jane Eliot (1962 - 1978).


American Actor Tom Bosley was born Thomas Edward Bosley on 1st October, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on 19th Oct 2010 Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, California aged 83. He is most remembered for Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote, Father Dowling Mysteries. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Tom Bosley was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Marion Ross in Happy Days (1974) and Melinda Dillon in Bonanza (1959).

Tom Bosley is a member of the following lists: Woodstock, Illinois, American television actors and American voice actors.


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Married2 31 years, 9 months 24 years, 4 months 17 years
Total2 31 years, 9 months 24 years, 4 months 17 years


First Name Tom
Middle Name Edward
Last Name Bosley
Full Name at Birth Thomas Edward Bosley
Age 83 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st October, 1927
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Died 19th October, 2010
Place of Death Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, California
Cause of Death Heart failure, Lung cancer
Buried Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University DePaul University, Chicago
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote, Father Dowling Mysteries
Year(s) Active 1959–2010, 1955–2010
Father Benjamin Bosley
Mother Dora Heyman Bosley
Family Member Patricia Carr (wife)

Thomas Edward Bosley (October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010) was an American actor, television personality and entertainer. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the 1970s ABC sitcom Happy Days, and the title character on the NBC/ABC series Father Dowling Mysteries. He also was featured in a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote. He originated the title role of the Broadway musical Fiorello!, earning the 1960 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

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Tom Bosley83 LibraActor
Patricia Carr84 SagittariusActress
Jane Eliot-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
RitcieMaleMarion Ross
JoanieFemaleMarion Ross
ChuckMaleMarion Ross
AmyFemaleJane Eliot


The Back-up Plan2010ArthurMovie
Charlie & Me2008CharlieTV Movie
Mothers and Daughters2006BobMovie
Hidden Places2006WakefieldTV Movie
Nobody's Watching2006Tom BosleyTV Movie
Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures2006Principal Richard WarnerTV Show
Confession2005Father Abbot SuttonMovie
Geppetto's Secret2005Geppetto (voice)Movie
The Fallen Ones2005Rabbi Eli SchmittTV Movie
Christmas at Water's Edge2004HarryTV Movie
It's All Relative2003Father JosephTV Show
One Tree Hill2003Mel McFaddenTV Show
Mary Christmas2002Les TurnerTV Movie
Still Standing2002Dr. S.T. BloomTV Show
Returning Mickey Stern2002Harry MankelbaumMovie
Legend of the Candy Cane2001Franklin Holz (voice)TV Movie
Jason and the Heroes of Mount Olympus2001Jupiter (voice)TV Show
Family Guy1999Howard CunninghamTV Show
Family Law1999Kyle MasonTV Show
Jack & Jill1999BernieTV Show
Little Bigfoot 2: The Journey Home1998Ranger TaskerMovie
That '70s Show1998Dr. HammondTV Show
Maggie1998Father GeorgeTV Show
St. Bears Doll's Hospital1998SnorerTV Show
Johnny Bravo1997Santa ClausTV Show
Port Charles1997BurtTV Show
Early Edition1996Uncle VicTV Show
The Drew Carey Show1995Mr. BobeckTV Show
Burke's Law1994Dr. BurkeTV Show
ER1994Walter NikolaidesTV Show
Heaven Help Us1994AlbertTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994ElmerTV Show
Boy Meets World1993Tom BosleyTV Show
Walker, Texas Ranger1993MinisterTV Show
Hearts Are Wild1992Sam FesmanTV Show
The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage1990Lt. LoganTV Movie
Rugrats1990Dwayne Tickerbacker, Strike Maxwell, Yuppie ManTV Show
Wicked Stepmother1989Lt. MacIntoshMovie
Fire and Rain1989Derryl PriceTV Movie
Father Dowling Mysteries1989Blane Dowling, Father Frank Dowling, O'DowneyTV Show
Million Dollar Mystery1987Sidney PrestonMovie
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night1987Geppetto (voice)Movie
The Gnomes' Great Adventure1987David the Gnome (voice)TV Movie
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery1987Father Frank DowlingTV Movie
Out of This World1987Grandpa ZeligTV Show
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun1986Father Chris DeLeonTV Movie
Private Sessions1985Harry O'ReillyTV Movie
David the Gnome1985DavidTV Show
The Jesse Owens Story1984Jimmy HoffaTV Movie
Finder of Lost Loves1984Malcolm BeckTV Show
Glitter1984DocTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Sheriff Amos TupperTV Show
Hotel1983Blaine Chapman, Walter DevlinTV Show
O'Hara's Wife1982Fred O'HaraMovie
Joanie Loves Chachi1982Howard CunninghamTV Show
Here's Boomer1980Archie HaleTV Show
For the Love of It1980NormanTV Movie
The Return of Mod Squad1979Frank WebberTV Movie
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island1979Henry ElliottTV Movie
The Rebels1979Benjamin FranklinTV Show
The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal1979Morris FeldmanTV Movie
Tales of the Unexpected1979Ralph StackpoleTV Show
The Bastard1978Benjamin FranklinTV Show
The Stingiest Man in Town1978B.A.H. Humbug (voice)TV Movie
The Hanna-Barbera Happy Hour1978TV Show
With This Ring1978Edward EdwardsTV Movie
Testimony of Two Men1977Dr. Louis Hedler, NarratorTV Show
ABC Weekend Specials1977Carl W ClemmerTV Show
The Love Boat1977George Hammond, Harry Meacham, Howard PfisterTV Show
Black Market Baby1977Dr. Andrew BrantfordTV Movie
The Love Boat1976George HavlicekTV Movie
The Last Survivors1975Marcus DamianTV Movie
The Night That Panicked America1975Norman SmithTV Movie
Who Is the Black Dahlia?1975Bevo MeansTV Movie
Ellery Queen1975Bud ArmstrongTV Show
Mobile One1975John BrewsterTV Show
Mixed Company1974AlMovie
Death Cruise1974David MasonTV Movie
Happy Days1974Boris, Eddie, Howard CunninghamTV Show
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974Jack FlahertyTV Show
The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped1974HaroldTV Movie
Let's Call It Quits1974George HarveyShort Film
Miracle on 34th Street1973Judge HarperTV Movie
Chase1973Axel SullivanTV Show
Tenafly1973Dave BarkerTV Show
Yogi's Gang1973TV Show
A Touch of Grace1973PreacherTV Show
To Find a Man1972Dr. KatchaturianMovie
Maude1972Dr. TaskoTV Show
The New Temperatures Rising Show1972GibsonTV Show
The Paul Lynde Show1972Congressman LandisTV Show
The Sandy Duncan Show1972Bert QuinnTV Show
The Sixth Sense1972AlbertTV Show
The Streets of San Francisco1972Eddie Clark, Eddie Coughlin, SarettiTV Show
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home1972Harry BoyleTV Show
Me and the Chimp1972GoodrichTV Show
No Place to Run1972Dr. GolinskiTV Movie
Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band1972MayorTV Movie
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones1971Leland JonesTV Movie
Vanished1971Johnny CavanaughTV Show
Banyon1971Steve CorbettTV Show
Funny Face1971Used Car DealerTV Show
McMillan & Wife1971Sam HamiltonTV Show
Sarge1971Stanley MillerTV Show
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1971Mr. O'HareTV Show
A Step Out of Line1971Jack BergerTV Movie
Congratulations, It's a Boy!1971HerbTV Movie
The Most Deadly Game1970GeorgeTV Show
The Silent Force1970BinachiTV Show
Love, American Style1969Alan Walker (segment "Love and the Comedienne"), Harry Boyle (segment "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father"), Jack Smallerd (segment "Love and the Artful Codger")TV Show
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969Tiny BakerTV Show
Medical Center1969Howard SpirlingTV Show
Night Gallery1969Jules Kettleman (segment "Make Me Laugh"), Sidney Resnick (segment "Eyes")TV Show
The Bill Cosby Show1969Cookie MahargTV Show
The Debbie Reynolds Show1969Bob LandersTV Show
The Secret War of Harry Frigg1968General PennypackerMovie
Yours, Mine and Ours1968Family DoctorMovie
Mod Squad1968John WellsTV Show
The Name of the Game1968Charlie Reid, Morey TaitTV Show
Divorce American Style1967FarleyMovie
Bang Bang Kid1967Meriweather P. NewberryMovie
Jericho1966Percy VandercookTV Show
Mission: Impossible1966Henry MatulaTV Show
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966QuantumTV Show
Get Smart1965Emil FarkasTV Show
The Dean Martin Show1965Sketch PerformerTV Show
The F.B.I.1965John ClantonTV Show
The World of Henry Orient1964Frank BoydMovie
Bewitched1964FerdyTV Show
Profiles in Courage1964Senator George W. NorrisTV Show
A Very Close Family1964SonTV Movie
Love with the Proper Stranger1963Anthony ColumboMovie
The Doctors and the Nurses1962Clarence O'Farrell, Mr. RossTV Show
The Virginian1962Nat TrumbullTV Show
Focus1962Fred CooperTV Movie
Arsenic & Old Lace1962Teddy BrewsterTV Movie
Ben Casey1961Timothy Michael MacMurroughTV Show
Car 54, Where Are You?1961'Rev.' Harold Peterson, Archie the ArtistTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Harry MarkhamTV Show
The Defenders1961Charlie BarryTV Show
The DuPont Show of the Week1961HowardTV Show
Insight1960The Incredible ManTV Show
Route 661960Dr. Sumner Klein, Jim HorstTV Show
The Law and Mr. Jones1960Assistant D.A. RyanTV Show
Diagnosis: Unknown1960Freddie ZieglerTV Show
The Right Man1960ThrottlebottomTV Movie
Bonanza1959Hiram Peabody, Titus SimpsonTV Show
Play of the Week1959Dupont-Dufour Jr.TV Show
Naked City1958JudgeTV Show
Alice in Wonderland1955Knave of HeartsTV Movie
TV Reader's Digest1955Silent man in Studebaker commercialTV Show
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jekuper2010jekuper2010Feb 27, 2011

Tom Bosley was one of my very favorite actors. RIP Tom. I miss you.

RichardSep 14, 2009

Tom is almost 82 and still with us. Great as Howard Cunningham.

Clint KrogmanJun 4, 2007

I fan to Tom Bosley, I love him and pray that he doing well of his actress for Happy Day!

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