Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Philip Bosco Dead at 88

Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco died Monday night at his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88.

The actor's daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer's disease.

Before acting, Bosco worked in a carnival as a trailer truck driver.

He later became a Broadway veteran who won a Tony Award in 1989 for best actor for his role as the head of an opera company in the comedy "Lend Me a Tenor." He received nominations for his performances in "The Rape of the Belt," "Heartbreak House," "You Never Can Tell" and "Moon Over Buffalo." Bosco also starred in a 2004 production of "Twelve Angry Men."

On daytime soap operas, he played roles on As the World Turns (as Eliot Markham), Guiding Light (Clarence Baily), All My Children (Lyle Wedgewood) and Ryan's Hope (Dr. Gillette).

In 1988, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for his role in the ABC Afterschool Special Read Between The Lines.

His primetime TV credits included Damages, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Tribeca and The Doctors and the Nurses.

He appeared in numerous films, including Working Girl, The Savages, Trading Places, The Money Pit, Children of a Lesser God, and Three Men and a Baby.

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