No longer a happy day

In Campus Life on October 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm

By:Austin Hazen

Tom Bosley, the TV dad on Happy Day's. Photo courtesy of Google images

It was a sad day in history when one of the 60’s most beloved TV shows which defined a generation lost one of it’s most treasured actors. Happy Days, the television show that aired for eleven seasons, lost Tom Bosley on Tuesday, October 19 at 4 p.m. He was in a hospital in California when he died of heart failure. He was 83. His agent also says he was struggling with lung cancer. He lived in a house in Palm Springs, California.

            Bosley was very loved and enjoyed what he did. Bosley played the part of Mr. Cunningham on the television show, but was also in “Murder She Wrote” as the sheriff. He also played a priest in the show, The Father Dowling Mysteries. Willie Ames one of the actors on the show stated,” Tom was everyone’s father in the funniest way. He was always most interested in whether you were buying or leasing a car or any other item. And he would start out conversations by telling you how to best save your money. He would end every conversation with a smile and a hug.”

             In 2004, Bosley was ranked number 9th on a list for Greatest TV dads of all time. With that being said, we all can tell that people enjoyed having him around and are heartbroken to hear of his death. Henry Winkler, one of the other actors on Happy Days, stated, “He played our TV dad and was very much like our dad on the set. As matter of fact, he helped us buy our first home as we did the show; we all stayed pretty close as a family.”

            Not only was Bosley loved and cared about during his life, but he will also be remembered as a friendly and caring man at his death. He was and always will be one of America’s favorite TV dads.

  1. good story

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