Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
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1927 – He was born on the 1st day of October of this year in Chicago, Illinois.
1947 – During World War II, Tom Bosley served in the U.S. Navy. While attending DePaul University in Chicago in this year, he made his stage debut in Our Town with the Canterbury Players at the Fine Arts Theatre.
1949 – Bosley performed at the Woodstock Opera House in Woodstock, Illinois in this year and in 1950 alongside Paul Newman.
1952 -Tom Bosley started in TV in this year.
1959 – Bosley’s breakthrough stage role was New York’s Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia in the long-running Broadway musical “Fiorello” in this year, for which he won a Tony Award.
1963 – His first motion picture role was in this year, as the would-be suitor of Natalie Wood in Love with the Proper Stranger.
1968 – His initial series work was on The Debbie Reynolds Show in this year, followed by such vehicles as The Sandy Duncan Show in 1972 and Wait Til Your Father Gets Home also in 1972, and ran for two years.
1974 – From this year until 1983, the rotund performer played Howard Cunnimgham, the harassed hardware store owner coping with family, boarders and friends in the classic sitcom Happy Days.
1978 – Tom played Benjamin Franklin both on The Bastard miniseries and its follow-up, The Rebels.
1989 – His most recent TV movies include Fire and Rain in this year and The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage in 1990.
2004 – Bosley guest starred as a toy maker named Ben-Ami on the series finale of the Christian video series K10C: Kids’ Ten Commandments.