A Bosom Buddy Has Died

The second banana to Tom Hanks on the show Bosom Buddies has lost a 2 year battle with cancer.

Peer Scolari had work but was always in the shade of the mighty breakout star Tom Hanks.

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Scolari’s 43-year show business career included such highlights as his Emmy-nominated series regular role of producer Michael Harris on Bob Newhart’s 1984-90 comedy Newhart, an 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.

12 Comments on A Bosom Buddy Has Died

  1. A consummate professional, talented. Never heard a bad thing about him. May his family know his life gave others joy.
    RIP, Mr. Scolari.

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  2. On a morning from a Bogart movie
    In a country where they turn back time
    You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Scolari
    Contemplating a crime
    She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
    Like a watercolor in the rain…

    What?

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  3. Little known fact: Tom Hanks was so embarrassed by his appearance in this show, that when he made it big, he bought all the rights to the show and buried it.

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