Barbara Bosson 5 Time Emmy Nominee for Hill Street Blues dies at 83

Barbara Bosson, who was nominated for five consecutive Emmy Awards for her role in Hill Street Blues, has died at the age of 83, her son Jesse Bochco confirmed on social media Instagram.

Giving this sad news on Instagram, Jesse Bochco wrote the caption “More spirit and zest than you could shake a stick at. When she loved you, you felt it without a doubt. If she didn’t, you may well have also known that too,” Boncho wrote in his post. “Forever in our hearts. I love you Mama. Barbara “Babs” Bosson Bochco 1939-2023.”

Barbara Bosson is an American actress and television producer. She was born on November 1, 1939, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. Bosson started her acting career in the 1970s with minor roles in television series such as "Kojak" and "The Rockford Files."

She is perhaps best known for her role as Fay Furillo in the popular police drama series "Hill Street Blues," which aired from 1981 to 1987. Bosson's performance in the series earned her five Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

In addition to her acting career, Bosson also worked as a television producer, primarily for the series "Hill Street Blues" and its spin-off "Beverly Hills Buntz."

Bosson was married to actor Steven Bochco, the creator of "Hill Street Blues," from 1970 until their divorce in 1997. She has since retired from acting and has not appeared in any new productions.

Barbara Bosson 5 Time Emmy Nominee for Hill Street Blues dies at 83
Barbara Bosson 5 Time Emmy Nominee for Hill Street Blues dies at 83 ( Photo Credit – Instagram )

Bosson and Bochco first met when they attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh in the 1960s.

She was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a row for the show's first five seasons.

Barbara Bosson's acting career spanned over two decades, and she appeared in various television series and films. Some of her notable roles include playing Lt. Ginny Green in the crime drama series "Murder One," Judge Lois Preston in the legal drama series "Philly," and Helene Beesly in the comedy series "The Office."

Bosson also made several appearances in popular films, such as "The Last Starfighter" (1984), "The Preacher's Wife" (1996), and "Eraser" (1996).

Aside from her work in front of the camera, Bosson also had a successful career behind the scenes as a television producer. In addition to her work on "Hill Street Blues" and "Beverly Hills Buntz," she produced several other television series, including "Cop Rock," "Civil Wars," and "Murder One."

In recognition of her contributions to the television industry, Bosson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995.

Barbara Bosson's last credited acting role was in the television movie "Family Law" in 2002. She has since retired from acting and has maintained a low profile, rarely appearing in public or giving interviews.

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