Celia, the daughter of the Tony Award-winning actor, has confirmed that the 88-year-old star passed away at his home in New Jersey.
Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco has died at the age of 88.
The star passed away at his New Jersey home on Monday night, December 03, after suffering complications linked to dementia, his daughter Celia confirmed to The Associated Press.
He began his career on the stage, making his Broadway debut with a Tony-nominated turn in “The Rape of the Belt” in 1960.
He went on to feature in revivals of “Cyrano de Bergerac”, “King Lear”, and “Twelfth Night”, and earned further Tony nods for performances in productions of George Bernard Shaw’s “Heartbreak House” and “You Never Can Tell”, as well as “Moon Over Buffalo” and 2004’s “Twelve Angry Men”.
Bosco picked up his only win in 1989 for his lead role in the comedy “Lend Me a Tenor”.
He was also known onscreen for films like “Working Girl”, “The First Wives Club”, “Three Men and a Baby”, “Children of a Lesser God”, and “The Savages”, as well as 1997 Julia Roberts romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding”.
Bosco also starred in Glenn Close’s TV thriller “Damages”, made frequent small appearances in the “Law & Order” franchise, and won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988 for an episode of the ABC Afterschool Specials educational show, titled “Read Between the Lines”.
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