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Born: November 1, 1939 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, writer, Playboy bunny, TV production assistant, secretary, waitress

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Although she has appeared occasionally in films ("Capricorn One" 1978, "The Last Starfighter" 1984), Bosson is best-known for her regular TV appearances throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s. After three years experience in improvisational comedy with the renowned San Francisco-based troupe, "The Committee", she relocated to Los Angeles and began to appear on episodic TV as well as scripting episodes for series, including the ABC drama "Family". Since the late 70s, Bosson has appeared regularly in series created and/or produced by her husband Steven Bochco. She was the trusted secretary to the youthful private eye in "Richie Brockelman" (NBC, 1978); the at times annoying ex-wife of Daniel J. Travanti's Frank Furillo on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-86); the demanding but insecure police captain to John Ritter's detective in the half-hour comedy/drama "Hooperman" (ABC, 1987-89); the corrupt, ambitious mayor in the musical/drama "Cop Rock" (ABC, 1990); and the tough prosecuting attorney Miriam Grasso in "Murder One" (ABC, 1995-97).

Although she has appeared occasionally in films ("Capricorn One" 1978, "The Last Starfighter" 1984), Bosson is best-known for her regular TV appearances throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s. After three years experience in improvisational comedy with the renowned San Francisco-based troupe, "The Committee", she relocated to Los Angeles and began to appear on episodic TV as well as scripting episodes for series, including the ABC drama "Family". Since the late 70s, Bosson has appeared regularly in series created and/or produced by her husband Steven Bochco. She was the trusted secretary to the youthful private eye in "Richie Brockelman" (NBC, 1978); the at times annoying ex-wife of Daniel J. Travanti's Frank Furillo on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-86); the demanding but insecure police captain to John Ritter's detective in the half-hour comedy/drama "Hooperman" (ABC, 1987-89); the corrupt, ambitious mayor in the musical/drama "Cop Rock" (ABC, 1990); and the tough prosecuting attorney Miriam Grasso in "Murder One" (ABC, 1995-97).

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 Little Sweetheart (1988) Mom
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 Hostage Flight (1985) Roberta Spooner
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 Calendar Girl Murders (1984) Nancy
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 Last Starfighter, The (1984) Jane Rogan
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 Capricorn One (1978) Alva Leaock
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 Sunshine Part II (1976) Ms Cox
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 Richie Brockelman: Missing 24 Hours (1976) Sharon Peterson
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Born and raised in Pennsylvania
1952:
Moved with family to Florida when she was 13 (date approximate)
1957:
Accepted to Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University); decided not to attend because family couldn't afford it (date approximate)
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Moved to NYC to study acting; worked at a variety of jobs including as a TV production assistant and Playboy bunny
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Reapplied to Carnegie Institute; was eventually re-accepted; was the school's oldest freshman at age 26
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Moved to San Francisco to accept work with the improvisational troupe The Committee
1968:
Feature film debut "The Committee"
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Wrote scripts for ABC drama series "Family"
1975:
Had recurring role on NBC sitcom "Sunshine"
1978:
Played Sharon the secretary on "Richie Brokelman, Private Eye" (NBC); show co-created and co-executive produced by her husband Steven Bochco
1981:
Appeared regularly as Fay Furillo, ex-wife of a police captain, on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC); Bochco was executive producer
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Cast as regular in the 'dramedy' "Hooperman" (ABC); series created by Bochco
1990:
Played Mayor Louise Planck in short-lived police/musical series "Cop Rock" (ABC); Bochco created and co-executive produced
1995:
Appeared as district attorney Miriam Grasso in "Murder One" (ABC); Bochco co-created and co-executive produced
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Education

Boca Ciecga High School: St Petersburg , Florida -
Carnegie Institute of Technology: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania -

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husband:
Steven Bochco. Producer, screenwriter. Married in 1969; separated in 1997; he filed for divorce in April 1998; divorced.

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daughter:
Melissa P Bochco. Born on January 8, 1970.
son:
Jesse John Bochco. Born on March 3, 1975.

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