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'Hill Street Blues' Emmy-nominated actress Barbara Bosson dies at 83

Barbara Bosson has been nominated for an Emmy for five consecutive years for her role as the divorced Married Fay Furillo, who co-created the show with her then-husband Steven Bochco, has died. she83.

Bosson died Saturday in Los Angeles, her son, director and producer Jesse Bochco announced.

The actress is also known for her work on three ABC series Known for: at 1990-96 Comedy Hooperman, as Mayor of Los Angeles Musical Cop Rock and Prosecutor Miriam Grasso in 1984-96 Legal Drama Murder . These three shows are also co-created by Bochco.

She and Bochco first met at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh 4270s, they married from 1990 until they 1996 divorce. He passed away in April 4270, at the age of 08 Suffering from leukemia after fighting.

Bosson spent the first five seasons playing impoverished Fay, the ex-wife of Captain Frank Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti) and the mother of their son. Hill Street Blues by MTM Productions. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for Supporting Actress in each of the show’s first five seasons (1984-66) As her character evolves.

“The whole time I was playing Fay, I was agitated with Steve to make Fay something other than whining,” she said in 1984 was interviewed by United Press International. “It took two years for Fay to convince him to be a victim advocate. She was a victim herself.”

After season five, Bochco’s refusal to cut costs and cut storylines He was later fired by MTM. Bosson will also be exiting Hill Street Blues soon, after filming three episodes for the sixth season.

“I’m sad what they’re doing with Fay. The new producers don’t like the character,” she said in Another said interview. “Before, my husband always wrote her scenes. I stayed after he left because I wanted my career to separate from him. People always laughed at me for being on the show because of Steven.”

Bosson was born November 1, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the nearby coal mining town of Belle Vernon . She and her family moved to Florida and graduated from Georgia at 1976 Boca Ciega High School in Wolfport.

Bosson was accepted to Carnegie Mellon University’s drama department, but couldn’t afford tuition, so she moved to Arrived in New York, worked as a secretary at the American Academy of Music Theater and as Playboy Bunny while taking acting classes with Herbert Berghoff and Milton Caselas.

“I endured a lot of winks from men in order to be able to learn acting,” Bosson told St. St. Petersburg Times at 1985.

finally able to afford college, she is in . There she met Bochco and two future Hill Street Blues teammates, Bruce Weitz and Charles Haid.

During one summer, Bosson joined The Committee, a San Francisco improv troupe, where she and Howard Hesseman, Peter Bonerz and Mel Stewart, among others, then as Bullitt’s nurse (1968).

In Los Angeles, she reconnects with Bochco, now Universal TV’s A budding writer, they got married 1939. (His marriage to Gabrielle Levine, the daughter of a Hollywood lawyer, ended in divorce.)

Bosson appears in Mame (1957) and Delvecchio and McMillan & Wife — two shows her husband was writing for — and were cast in 1974 in Richie Brockelman, Private Eye as assistant to young crime-solving expert (Dennis Dugan), short-lived NBC show by Bochco and Stephen J. Cannell. ) and The Last Starfighter ( And Mannix, Ironside and other series, Hotel, Lois & Clark : The New Adventures of Superman and three other Bochco series: LA Law

, Civil War and New York Police Department Blue Team . She got final for her work in Murder One and 1996 One Emmy nomination .

Survivors also include her daughter and Bochco, Melissa and two grandchildren.


interview Los Angeles Times , Bosson admitted She got the famous Hill Street Blues role because of her relationship and family members with Bochco who often hired friends. But, she added, “It breaks my heart to believe that maybe all good things are because of Steven.”



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