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Bosson in 1985
November 1, 1939|
Charleroi, Pennsylvania, U.S.
(m. 1970; div. 1997)
Barbara Bosson (born November 1, 1939) is an American former actress. In a career spanning thirty years, she received six Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nominations.
Bosson was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania to a tennis coach father. Her first feature film was the crime thriller Bullitt (1968). She is well known for her roles in the 1980s NBC television series Hill Street Blues as the vulnerable Fay Furillo during the series' first six seasons. She later went on to play the tough prosecutor Miriam Grasso on Murder One from 1995 to 1997, which earned her an Emmy Award nomination.
Bosson starred in the 1970s series Richie Brockelman, Private Eye as Sharon. Other roles include the series Hooperman and Cop Rock. Some of Bosson's film appearances include her well-known role as Alex Rogan's mother in the science fiction film The Last Starfighter (1984).
Bosson has made guest appearances on many series, ranging from Mannix, Crazy Like a Fox, L.A. Law, Civil Wars, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (in episode "Rivals" as Roana) and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
In 1970, Bosson married writer-producer Steven Bochco, who created several of the series in which she starred, including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Murder One and Cop Rock; the couple had two children before divorcing in 1997.
|1969||The Love God?||Minor||Uncredited|
|1978||Capricorn One||Alva Lealock|
|1978||Operating Room||Unknown||Television movie|
|1984||Calendar Girl Murders||Nancy||Television movie|
|1984||The Last Starfighter||Jane Rogan|
|1985||Hostage Flight||Roberta Spooner||Television movie|
|1986||The Education of Allison Tate||Lisa Stubbs|
|1989||Little Sweetheart||Mrs. Davies|
|1969||Mannix||Miss Riley||Episode: "A Question of Midnight"|
|1972||Longstreet||Unknown||Episode: "The Sound of Money Talking"|
|1972||Emergency||Mrs. Collins||Episode: "Saddled"|
|1972||Alias Smith and Jones||Mrs. Schwedes||Episode: "The Ten Days That Shook Kid Curry"|
|1973||Griff||Zena||Episode: "Countdown to Terror"|
|1974||McMillan & Wife||Della Wheatley||Episode: "Downshift to Danger"|
|1975||Sunshine||Mrs. Cox||Episode: "Father Nature"|
|1976||McMillan & Wife||Nurse Roz Beach||Episode: "The Deadly Cure"|
|1976||Delvecchio||Nancy Travis||Episode: "Board of Rights"|
|1978||Richie Brockelman, Private Eye||Sharon Diederson||6 episodes|
|1981–1985||Hill Street Blues||Fay Furillo||100 episodes|
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1981–85)
|1986||Crazy Like a Fox||Unknown||Episode: "A Fox at the Races"|
|1986||L.A. Law||Stacey Gill||2 episodes|
|1986||The New Mike Hammer||Mrs. Wayne||Episode: "Requiem for Billy"|
|1987||ABC Afterschool Special||Donna Crandall||Episode: "Supermom's Daughter"|
|1987–1989||Hooperman||Captain C.Z. Stern||42 episodes|
|1988||Hotel||Sydney Page||Episode: "Contest of Wills"|
|1988||Murder, She Wrote||Diane Raymond||Episode: "Wearing of the Green"|
|1990||Cop Rock||Mayor Louise Plank||10 episodes|
|1992–1993||Civil Wars||Judge Babyak||3 episodes|
|1994||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Roana||Episode: Rivals"|
|1994||NYPD Blue||Miriam Davis||Episode: "Simone Says"|
|1995–1997||Murder One||Miriam Grasso||41 episodes|
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
|1995||The New Adventures of Superman||Dr. Friskin||2 episodes|
|1997||Total Security||Pamela Chapin||Episode: "Evasion of the Body Snatchers"|