Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ actor, dead at 66

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Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ actor, dead at 66

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Peter Scolari, who famously starred in the sitcom "Bosom Buddies" alongside Tom Hanks, has died. He was 66.

His passing was confirmed by his manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, to Fox News on Friday. The cause of death was cancer after a two-year battle.

"He was a wonderful, wonderful, extraordinary actor," she said. "It's heartbreaking."

The star successfully led a 43-year career in show business. It featured his Emmy-nominated regular role of producer Michael Harris on Bob Newhart’s 1984 comedy "Newhart," his Emmy-winning recurring role as the father of Lena Dunham’s character on HBO’s "Girls," and, most recently, his role as Bishop Thomas Marx on the CBS supernatural drama "Evil," reported.

Scolari, who made his mark on both television and the stage, found fame in the popular, but short-lived, 1980 comedy "Bosom Buddies" alongside Hanks. He went on to appear on Broadway six times with "Hairspray" (2003), "Sly Fox" (2004), "Magic/Bird" (2012), "Bronx Bombers" (2014) and "Wicked" (2016). He also shared the stage with Hanks in 2013’s "Lucky Guy." His final New York stage appearance was in the 2018 Off-Broadway production of "The True."

Many fans fondly remember Scolari from "Bosom Buddies," which is reminiscent of the 1959 comedy "Some Like It Hot." ... actor-dead

Aw, he seemed like a nice guy. Cancer sucks. RIP
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Re: Peter Scolari, ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Newhart’ actor, dead at 66

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I'm not here for peace. I have no interest in it. You had your chance. You will either cease, or it will get worse.
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