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December 16, 2018

Philip Bosco, Tony-winning actor who starred in ‘Working Girl,’ dead at 88

December 5, 2018
Actor Philip Bosco has died Monday at 88. (AP)

Actor Philip Bosco, who appeared in a slew of notable movie, TV and Broadway productions over a decades-long entertainment career, died Monday at 88.

The longtime actor — whose most prominent films included “The Savages,” “The Money Pit” and “Working Girl” — passed away at his Hawthorn, N.J. home, members of his family confirmed.




Bosco had experienced complications with dementia, his daughter Celia Bosco said, according to The Associated Press.

In addition to his lengthy on-screen career, Bosco was an acclaimed theatrical performer who earned six Tony nominations between 1961 and 2005.

He won one of those nominations, taking home the award for Lead Actor in 1989 for his performance in “Lend Me a Tenor,” in which he portrayed the leader of an opera organization.

His other notable onstage performances included roles in “The Crucible” in 1972, “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1973 and “Twelve Angry Men” in 2004, with the latter netting him his final Tony nomination.

Born in Jersey City in 1930, Bosco made the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1988.

He appeared on a number of TV shows later on in his career, including in a recurring role as Judge Joseph P. Terhune on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” between 2004 and 2006 after making a once-episode appearance on the show as a difference character in 2002.

Bosco was commemorated by his grandson in a Facebook post the day after his death.

“We will not soon forget your grace, your courage, your resolute will, or the love which you found so easily all around you,” Luke Bosco wrote. “You are my hero and a hero to so many other young actors across the generations that strive for greatness not for glory’s sake, but for the love of the art.”

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