Barbara Bosson

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Barbara Bosson
Steven Bochco and Barbara Bosson 3849.jpg
Steven Bochco and Bosson
Born(1939-11-01) November 1, 1939 (age 74)
Charleroi, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupationactress
 
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Barbara Bosson
Steven Bochco and Barbara Bosson 3849.jpg
Steven Bochco and Bosson
Born(1939-11-01) November 1, 1939 (age 74)
Charleroi, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupationactress

Barbara Bosson (born November 1, 1939) is an American actress who has starred on television and in film.

Biography[edit]

Bosson was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania to a tennis coach father.[1] Her first feature film was the 1968 movie, Bullitt. She is well known for her roles in the 1980s NBC television series Hill Street Blues as the vulnerable "Fay Furillo" during the series' first six seasons. Later, she went on to play the tough prosecutor "Miriam Grasso" on Murder One from 1995 to 1997, which earned her an Emmy nomination.

Bosson starred in the 1970s series Richie Brockelman, Private Eye as Sharon. Other roles include the short-lived series Hooperman and Cop Rock. Some of Bosson's film appearances include her well-known role as Alex Rogan's mom in the 1984 hit science fiction film The Last Starfighter.

Bosson has made guest appearances on many shows, ranging from Mannix, Crazy Like a Fox, L.A. Law, Civil Wars, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in the season 2 episode "Rivals" as Roana) and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

From 1970 until their divorce in 1997, Bosson was married to writer-producer Steven Bochco, who created several of the series she starred in, including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Murder One, and Cop Rock; they have two children.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1968BullittNurseUncredited
1969The Love God?MinorUncredited
1974MameEmily
1978Capricorn OneAlva Lealock
1978Operating RoomUnknownTelevision movie
1983The Lords of DisciplineUnknown
1984Calendar Girl MurdersNancyTelevision movie
1984The Last StarfighterJane Rogan
1985Hostage FlightRoberta SpoonerTelevision movie
1986The Education of Allison TateLisa Stubbs
1989Little SweetheartMrs. Davies

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1969MannixMiss RileyEpisode: "A Question of Midnight"
1972LongstreetUnknownEpisode: "The Sound of Money Talking"
1972EmergencyMrs. CollinsEpisode: "Saddled"
1972Alias Smith and JonesMrs. SchwedesEpisode: "The Ten Days That Shook Kid Curry"
1973GriffZenaEpisode: "Countdown to Terror"
1974McMillan & WifeDella WheatleyEpisode: "Downshift to Danger"
1975SunshineMrs. CoxEpisode: "Father Nature"
1976McMillan & WifeNurse Roz BeachEpisode: "The Deadly Cure"
1976DelvecchioNancy TravisEpisode: "Board of Rights"
1978Richie Brockelman, Private EyeSharon Diederson6 episodes
1981-1985Hill Street BluesFay Furillo100 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1981-85)
1986Crazy Like a FoxUnknownEpisode: "A Fox at the Races"
1986L.A. LawStacey Gill2 episodes
1986The New Mike HammerMrs. WayneEpisode: "Requiem for Billy"
1987ABC Afterschool SpecialDonna CrandallEpisode: "Supermom's Daughter"
1987-1989HoopermanCaptain C.Z. Stern42 episodes
1988HotelSydney PageEpisode: "Contest of Wills"
1988Murder, She WroteDiane RaymondEpisode: "Wearing of the Green"
1990Cop RockMayor Louise Plank10 episodes
1992-1993Civil WarsJudge3 episodes
1994Star Trek: Deep Space NineRoanaEpisode: "Rivals"
1994NYPD BlueMiriam DavisEpisode: "Simone Says"
1995-1997Murder OneMiriam Grasso41 episodes
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
1995The New Adventures of SupermanDr. Friskin2 episodes
1997Total SecurityPamela ChapinEpisode: "Evasion of the Body Snatchers"

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