Flash! Tom Bosley reported dead
It’s a sad week in sitcom land.
We just lost Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver.
Now comes news that Tom Bosley, who played Howard Cunningham (that’s “Mr. C” to the Fonz) on Happy Days has passed on.
While Howard was a bit gruff, he was open-minded enough to accept Fonzie into his home and life. He was always fair, and always wanted the best for his family.
While that is undoubtedly, Tom Bosley’s most famous role, he was a genre-friendly actor with a lot of guest spots…and another starring series I was just talking about last week, Father Dowling Mysteries.
Classic series on which he guest-starred included: The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.; Get Smart (in which he played a KAOS agent!); The Mod Squad; Night Gallery; Bewitched; Mission:Impossible; Kolchak: the Night Stalker: and Love, American Style (many times).
As it true with a lot of actors, he started doing more voice work towards the end of his career. He voiced characters on a number of shows, including Johnny Bravo and Family Guy (on which he reprised his Howard Cunningham role).
Good-bye, Mr. C. The apartment garage is going to be a whole lot colder without your fatherly advice…
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.