Barbara Bosson

Actor, Writer, TV production assistant
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/01/1939 in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Behind the Fame: L.A. Law/Hill Street Blues 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bunny Years 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1986 - 1989, 1991 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1986 - 1987, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1986 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder One 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1989, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1986 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

Cop Rock 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Twin Peaks & Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Hooperman 1987 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Words to Live By 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Sweetheart 1988 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Supermom's Daughter 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Starfighter 1984 (Movie)

Jane Rogan (Actor)

Capricorn One 1978 (Movie)

Alva Leaock (Actor)

Richie Brockelman, Private Eye 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunshine Part II 1976 (Movie)

Ms Cox (Actor)

Calendar Girl Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Hostage Flight (TV Show)

Actor

Jury Duty: The Comedy (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Scattering Dad (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

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).

Relationships

Steven Bochco

Husband
married in 1969 separated in 1997 he filed for divorce in April 1998 divorced

Melissa Bochco

Daughter
born on January 8, 1970

Jesse Bochco

Son
born on March 3, 1975

EDUCATION

Boca Ciecga High School

St Petersburg, Florida

studied acting in NYC with Milton Katselas, Herbert Berghof and Word Baker

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
accepted after high school; did not attend because could not afford tutiton; reapplied years later and was accepted; met future husband Steven Bochco; dropped out when she got a job with San Francisco-based improvisational group The Committee; school later renamed Carnegie-Mellon University

Milestones

1995

Appeared as district attorney Miriam Grasso in "Murder One" (ABC); Bochco co-created and co-executive produced

1990

Played Mayor Louise Planck in short-lived police/musical series "Cop Rock" (ABC); Bochco created and co-executive produced

1981

Appeared regularly as Fay Furillo, ex-wife of a police captain, on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC); Bochco was executive producer

1978

Played Sharon the secretary on "Richie Brokelman, Private Eye" (NBC); show co-created and co-executive produced by her husband Steven Bochco

1975

Had recurring role on NBC sitcom "Sunshine"

1968

Feature film debut "The Committee"

1957

Accepted to Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University); decided not to attend because family couldn't afford it (date approximate)

1952

Moved with family to Florida when she was 13 (date approximate)

Moved to San Francisco to accept work with the improvisational troupe The Committee

Wrote scripts for ABC drama series "Family"

Born and raised in Pennsylvania

Moved to NYC to study acting; worked at a variety of jobs including as a TV production assistant and Playboy bunny

Cast as regular in the 'dramedy' "Hooperman" (ABC); series created by Bochco

Reapplied to Carnegie Institute; was eventually re-accepted; was the school's oldest freshman at age 26

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