Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco who also starred in Working Girl and The Savages died Monday night in his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88.
According to the Associated Press, Bosco’s daughter said the actor had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey September 26, 1930, Bosco had a successful Broadway career and won a Tony Award in 1989 for his role in Lend Me a Tenor. He also received Tony nominations in The Rape of the Belt, Heartbreak House, You Never Can Tell, and Moon Over Buffalo. He also starred in the 2004 production of 12 Angry Men.
In addition to working with Mike Nichols in Working Girl and The Savages starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bosco appeared in many films that became classics. He appeared in Trading Places (1983), The Money Pit (1986), Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Three Men and a Baby (1987). His other credits include a variety of films include The First Wives Club (1996), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Wonder Boys (2000), and Hitch (2005).
Bosco also appeared in various TV series. He was a series regular on FX’s Damages and appeared regularly in different roles on the Law & Order franchise. In 1988, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for his role in the ABC Afterschool Special Read Between The Lines.
In 1998, Bosco was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.