October 19, 2010 — Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of accomplished actor Tom Bosley, a former National Board member who served the Guild from 2000-2004. He died today at 83.
Bosley was best known for his role as Howard Cunningham, the calm and wise All-American dad on the classic television show Happy Days. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1978 for his performance.
He would go on to trade off his trusted fatherly image in national advertising for Glad trash bags.
Bosley’s other memorable television characters included the title role in The Father Dowling Mysteries and Sheriff Amos Tupper on Murder, She Wrote.
In addition, Bosley was an accomplished stage actor. He won a Tony in 1960 for playing Mayor Fiorello La Guardia in Fiorello and originated the role of Belle’s father in Disney’s Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast.
In service to the Guild, Bosley previously served on various national committees, including the Elections, Awards, Legislative, Senior Performers and the TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committees. He also served as a member of the SAG Foundation Board.