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September 13, 1985 - Image 143

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-09-13

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS Friday, September 13, 1985

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Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

Ethel & James
Schossberger

How is it that Bosley has be-
come such a familiar figure as
the omniscient family man? Bos-
ley shrugs his shoulders. What-
ever, Bosley's own father was no
role model. "My dad was low-
key," he says. "He was unsuc-
cessful as a businessman. He
was a dreamer, a tremendous
ladies' man. He was no discip-
linarian."
Bosley fondly recalls the time
his father came home from work
to be greeted by his wife's warn-
ing that Tom and his brother
had misbehaved. "Go discipline
the kids," she told her husband.
"Well, my father came into
our room with a strap," recalls
Bosley. Instead of hitting torn
and his brother, he made some
pillow talk. "He would hit the
pillow with the strap and then
tell us, "Scream.' " Bosley
laughs. "He was a softie."
"Howard Cunningham was a
character from a moral back-
ground raised by a set of rules
which a lot of people today
think was ridiculous," says Bos-
ley. "He tried to impart those
rules."
It was important to Bosley
that Howard Cunningham be
seen as a moral but flawed
father. He was to be a real par-
ent — not an apotheosis of the
role. "I didn't want to make him
another Ozzie Nelson or Robert
Young." says Bosley.
Though Bosley's great-grand-
father was the first chief Or-
" thodox rabbi of Chicago, Bosley
himself is not what he terms a
"practicing religionist." He was
raised, however, with an appre-
ciation of Judaism.

Bosley has always felt a spe-
cial closeness to his mother, who
subsidized her son's forays into
show business. "My mother was
a concert pianist, a total lady in
every sense of the word," says
Bosley. "When my parents got
divorced" — Bosley was 11 at
the time — "she had to go out
and work for the first time at
the age of 45. She never dis-
couraged me. She always sent
checks to me."
Indeed, when Bosley got his
first starring role in the off-
Broadway production of Thieves'
Carnival, he made $20 a week
— although it cost him $30 a
week to live.
"I was able to pay my mother
back over a long period of years,
says Bosley proudly.
His take-home pay has im-
proved considerably. "I never
dreamed I would get as far as I
have," says Bosley, whose early
jobs as hat checker at Lindy's
restaurant and as doorman at
Tavern on the Green helped see
him through lean times. "I
thought I'd just be a working ac-
tor."
"In a lot of those lean days, I
was willing to accept what I was
doing. Maybe I inherited that
from my dad, that dream of
doing what I wanted to do."
The LaGuardia role has
served Bosley well over the
years. "I was amazed at how
quickly the lines came back,"
says the actor. "Actors don't

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healthy and happiness

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