Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Howard Cunningham

Mr. Cunningham has died...

Yesterday award winning actor Tom Bosley died of lung cancer at the age of 83. He was best known for his role as Richie Cunningham's father on the hit TV series, Happy Days. Bosley played the part for ten years 1974-1984. I must admit I am a little too old to be a big fan of the sitcom, but like everyone else I couldn't resist the kool Fonz.

Bosley was born in Chicago in 1927. He attended DePaul University and served in the Navy during World War II.

What America loved the most was the soothing, confidence Tom Bosley brought to the character, Howard Cunningham. He was the perfect TV father.

In addition to Happy Days the famed actor played leading roles in Murder, She Wrote and Father Dowling Mysteries.

Regardless of Bosley's many other roles he will always be Mr C in the hearts of Americans.

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