Philip Bosco, Tony-Winning Character Actor, Is Dead at 88

Dec 11, 2018 268

BY: Robert Berkvist

Philip Bosco, a character actor who was a familiar face for years in movies, on television and especially on the Broadway stage, where he won a Tony Award and was nominated for five more, died on Monday night at his home in Haworth, N.J. He was 88. His daughter Celia Bosco said the cause was complications of dementia.

A tall man with a hearty manner and a voice that could shift easily from stentorian boom to silken purr, Mr. Bosco received his first Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut, in 1960, and his last for his role as the angriest member of the jury in a murder trial in the 2004 production of Reginald Rose’s intense drama “Twelve Angry Men.”

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