On February 18, 2023, the world mourned the passing of Barbara Bosson at age 83. She was best known for her unforgettable role in “Hill Street Blues.”
Nominated for five Emmy awards, the renowned actress portrayed divorcee Fay Furillo in the highly-rated NBC series from 1981 to 1987.
On Monday, director Jesse Bochco solemnly announced the passing of his mother, Bosson, on Instagram.
“More spirit and zest than you could shake a stick at,” he penned an emotional homage. “When she loved you, you felt it without a doubt. If she didn’t, you may well have also known that too. Forever in our hearts. I love you Mama.”
Bochco shared a tender photo of him and his beloved mother, accompanied by the heartfelt caption: “Rest easy mom.”
Bosson was a star not only on the iconic show “Hill Street Blues,” but also graced three other popular ABC series such as: “Hooperman,” “Cop Rock,” and “Murder One.”
After joining forces in 1970, her then-husband Steven Bochco and she co-created four critically acclaimed series until their unfortunate divorce in 1997.
Bosson’s mesmerizing performance of Miriam Grasso in “Murder One” earned her an Emmy nomination and, as if that wasn’t remarkable enough, launched a streak of four additional Emmy nods for other projects.
The actress launched her acting career with Steve McQueen’s 1968 cinematic masterpiece “Bullitt,” then starred in the CBS hit crime show, “Mannix.”
Bosson broadened her career to incorporate television, scoring a part on NBC’s “Richie Brockelman, Private Eye” and then ultimately her most significant role in the hit show “Hill Street Blues.”
After a successful career, her final projects included portraying integral roles in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” the acclaimed series “Total Security,” and the highly-praised 1998 film “Scattering Dad.”
Elizabeth Bosson, born November 1st, 1939 in Charleroi Pennsylvania, was raised by her family in Belle Vernon before they eventually moved to Florida.
While studying at a university in Florida, she came across her eventually ex-husband Steven Bochco during the 1960s.
After 27 years of marriage, Steven and his partner welcomed their son Jesse into the world in 1975 before ultimately divorcing in 1997. Sadly, Stevens passed away at 74 after a difficult battle with leukemia in 2018.